I will be teaching a number of classes again this year, for pre-schoolers to adults. Media will range from tie-dye, jewelry, found object assemblage, to stick creations and more. My classes will be held in Rensselaer at the Carnegie Center.
Go go prairieartscouncil.net to see the schedule and to register. Registration closes June 9.
Thanks to Professor Jody Nix for inviting me to work with her advanced art education students. We explored the universal circle motif, learning about the healing purposes of Tibetan Mandalas and Navajo Sand Paintings which inspired a collaborative assemblage.
Bonnie & Doris in front of Doris's "Savannah in Color" acrylic painting.
One of Doris's works in the show.
Goddess of St. Mary's, a mixed media sculpture was created last summer at the AEAI Retreat at St. Mary of the Woods. It includes ceramics, a paper clay of sorts, sticks and other natural materials gathered on the grounds, a copper neck piece (honoring the jewelry workshop, one of a number we had) with enamel paint and gold gilders paste. The piece was created as a "commemorative experiment" and will be one of my works in the show.
I have two works in the current annual member show of the Jasper County Art League now on display at Prairie Arts Council's Lilian Fendig Gallery, Carnegie Center, Rensselaer, Indiana. This show runs September 23-October 28, 2016.
"Thorny Skies: The Political Landscape of 2016", is my commentary on the bizarre current state of things socially and politically in America.. Made (very carefully) from coiled honey locust branches connected with plastic cable ties, and alpaca fleece. It is quite large and very threatening - about 36" x 36" by 15" high.
"Harvest Dance Basket No. 2" is also on display. Coiled corn husks with waxed linen, peeled curly willow and local pheasant feathers. This work celebrates the cycles and rhythms of rural Indiana life.
Prairie Arts Council's 23rd annual ARTCAMP schedule of classes can now be found at prairieartscouncil.net to register. ARTCAMP is our annual a week (plus) of arts workshops in the greater Jasper County region. Here I'm introducing Tie-Dye (a staple of my personal ARTCAMP workshops I teach) to a group of students. Workshops are designed for all ages, from age 3 to senior citizens, from the beginner to experienced artists--everyone is welcome.
REGISTRATION TOTALLY ONLINE NOW through June 12.
CLICK HERE prairieartscouncil.net for more information to register on line.
Thanks to Art Teacher Amanda Ellenberger who invited me back to work with her K - 6 students as we created unique "Totems" from natural and recycled materials.
Finished Mandalas at the KVHS art show.