There will be an exhibit of drawings, watercolor and oil paintings by several people in my Monday Night class at the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street in downtown Cummingron from December 1-29. Opening reception is December 1 from 2-4 pm. Please come. I will have a few paintings and drawings on display as well and will be at the opening with notecards and prints for sale.
There is room in the Watercolor Class which will meet at my studio on December 5, 12 and 19 from 1-3. ($120.)
I will be working in the studio during December...let me know if you'd like to come by to purchase cards, prints, or any of the beautiful watercolors or oil paintings i have around. Or you could talk to me about paintng a portrait or a portait of your home. Gift certificates available for classes, individual sessions and art.
April 5, 2012
I will be one of four women in a show at Westfield State University titled "Judeo-Islamic Relations: Women Artists' Contributions to Love and Peace". The show runs from April 11-May 19, 2012 with an opening reception on April 11, 5:30 - 8pm. At the Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Campus Center. westfield.ma.edu/galleries 413-572-5236.
A new book "the Hilltowns in Art & Poetry" has just been published by Kathryn Jensen of Cummington. It contains work by many Hilltown poets and artists and includes my painting "Cummington Cows". On the cover is my painting "Hayrows", sometimes called "Windrows". The book can be purchased from me for $12.95. (plus shipping) Let me know if you'd like one.
Volume 2 no.1 2009
NEWS FROM THE STUDIO
Snow is gone from the meadow...the back entrance into the studio is open. Yay! Saw a bobcat at 7am on March 22 at the edge of the woods path. Kestrels are back in the big fields and yesterday there were 3 pair of hooded mergansers along with mallards in the big swamp east on Stage Rd. toward Goshen. Just back from 10 days in Vieques, Puerto Rico...photos can be seen on my facebook page...love those wild horses. Am planning to teach winter vacation painting workshops in the somewhat near future in Vieques so stay tuned for that... Coming up at the studio: Thursday Afternoon Watercolor, Apr 16- May 14, 1-3pm; Painting with Water Soluble Oils on April 18; Basic Drawing May 9, 1-4 pm; Womens Creativity Group on May 3. Will also be teaching at Northampton center for the Arts, IS183, GCC , and the Becket Arts Center. Check out these classes and more by clicking on CLASSES on the website.
NEWS FROM THE ARTWORLD
I'm included in a 3 person show at the Storefront Gallery, 124 Fenn St. in Pittsfield from April 4-26, 2009. This is an exhibit of work by oil painting faculty of IS183/Art School of the Berkshires. Opening reception Apr.3, 6-8pm.
I've been following (a little obsessively) the controversy regarding the "fair use" and copyright legalities of the Obama "Hope" image by Shepard Fairey. As an artist who sometimes makes art by referencing photos which are not my own, I've long been aware of and fascinated by this issue. You can go to nytimes.com and search shepard fairey to learn more. Here's a partial quote by the filmmaker Jim Jarmusch: "Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only thing to steal from that speak directly to your soul if you do this, your work will be authentic..."