Sunday, April 26, 2015

in the studio

In the studio this week: two small works in progress. Heading in a more minimalist direction - at least trying to. I'm fighting against myself a bit on it. I keep seeing what I want, and it's more subtle than what I've created in long time. The upper piece needs a bit more work at the transition and the lower one is pretty close to done. I need to look at it for a bit.

Out of the studio, I went to Nido Bianco on Saturday for Art Attack and saw some friends. Andrea Peterson was there giving demos of paste papers and suminagashi papers. This was great because I had no interest in the sumi and now I want to do it!
I also delivered a bunch of large scale works which will be at Tapistry Brewing for the next two months. And I confirmed a heartland series solo show for Dyer Arts Visionaries at the end of May.

Up next: Friday night is the opening at the Towle for Landscape's Language (finally!) I'm so excited for this opening! Twenty-one pulp paintings created during last fall's residency at Hook Pottery Paper. The reception is before The Next Thing You Know opening night. After the play, I'll be at Merge for their LOOK15 opening, where I have 4 heartland paintings. Friday is May 1st and Autism Awareness Month will be over, but I'm continuing my donation pledge through these openings - and I've upped the donation to 25% of sales for these locations. Also next week, I'm serving as a grant panelist for the IAC, which is a very interesting experience - to be on the other side of the grant process.

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