Monday, December 20, 2010

Ornament Gallery Sale

The local artists got together to make unique one of a kind Christmas Ornaments. Local shoppers came through to buy and pick Ornaments from either their favorite artist or one that caught their eye. Hand made little treasures made from wood, glass, and paper, painted with paint and some dusted with glitter. It was a great way for the artist to display their work, talent and imagination. I decided to give people an Art lesson with my Roy Lichtenstein and Miro Ornaments. A bit of art history to hang on a tree.

Have a safe and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Until next Year..

Stay Creative


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gallery Wrap

What is a Gallery Wrap? Here the artist Judy B. took brown paper and wrapped the Art Gallery. Challenging herself in seeing if she can take 4 gallery walls and completely wrap them in paper. Then applying gesso which is a white paint mixture. Its used for art work as a preparation for surfaces such as wood panels, canvases, as a base for paint and other materials that are applied over it. In this case it was applied to the paper, then painted over using oil paint. The process took the artist about 22 hours to come up with painting 22 abstract paintings. On a Thursday evening the doors were opened at the Gallery for viewing. Paint still dripping wet and the Artist with tiered eyes, it was a success. Pieces were available for purchase with a cut of a scissor and a pick of your choice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Remembering The Dreamer John Lennon

Remember John Lennon "You May Say that I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one."

Let Me take you Down cause I'm going to...
Strawberry Fields Forever 72 Street NYC

He Flew in just in time to be the model in my shot of Imagination..

Observing the Observers, strumming songs, snapping photos, Inspiring and imagining .

Art in the form of Photography. On a summer afternoon in NYC, there in front of me was Strawberry Fields. A memorial for the former Beatles, Artist, Poet John Lennon. Inspired, in shock, amazed can only describe the few emotions I felt as I took these photos. The Rebel, Thinker thought as many of us may, trying to "imagine" a world reborn more generous, better maybe a bit more humane then it currently is.

There are dreamers in all of us somewhat built in.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Expressions" Art in all mediums

Artist John B.
Medium Watercolor

Fly Girl
Artist ViVe
Medium Acrylic

Here are two works of Art from the Gallery Show "Expressions" Art in all mediums. On a Thursday evening the Gallery was filled with an eclectic crowd. Having to Share the Art evening with another local Artist John B. who also had paintings on display. While his were more traditional works of Art and what the local community is used to seeing (landscapes, portraits). There we were Expressing ourselves. Working the crowd I felt that nervous feeling leave my body. Such positive feed back and an eagerness to know more. The highlight of the evening was when I got to meet a Graffiti artist whose works have hit Galleries, Streets and Train rails. There looks to be more to come from this experience and new ventures. Although I just wet my feet I'm read to take the dive!