Friday, February 25, 2011

Black and Green go well together

Okay, I've been remiss in posting all my pictures, partly because I've been busy with paintstiks and the next show at S.P.A.C.E., but here's a sweet little taste from the Seven Days website:
Body by Jme Wheeler, Black Gear by Justin Atherton, and the Green bits are by yours truly!
(click the link to read the nice little write-up)

And what's next at S.P.A.C.E. you ask?  Why, this!

Christy's: Salon Art Event

March 4th - 26th

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk, March 4th 5-9pm
Take a stroll through The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery's Great Room this March, as Christy 
Mitchell showcases the work of Burlington's finest. 
Curator and Creative Facilitator of The S.P.A.C.E., 
Christy has come to know and love a talented group of local artisans 
since opening the gallery doors in August, 2009. 
Christy invites you to enjoy selections from each artist's body of work,
presenting you with the opportunity to expand your own personal collections.

You'll see work by:
Beth Robinson
Christy Mitchell
John Brickels
Jonathan Ward
Jme Wheeler
Justin Atherton
Kristen L'Esperance
Kristin Richland
Sage Tucker-Ketcham
Wendy James
Wylie Sofia Garcia

See you there!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Winter catch-up!

So the past few weeks have gone by in a bit of an art-making blur, though I don't have the usual type of finished product to show for it.

First came the a day of three art demos for the Vermont Maturity magazine's 50+ Expo:  Relief printing, Walnut ink, and Oil Paintstiks.  I spent the majority of the prep time working with paintstiks, as those were entirely new to me.  Here's the photoset.  I'm doing another demo (of paintstiks) on the 26th of February at Artists' Mediums.

In the middle of the January I went to my third "Cross Pollinators" crit group.  There I shared a project I'd worked on at the beginning of the month:  living dress drawings done super-small, in just graphite, trying to mimic old photographs.  I've started creating a loose story line around them (very loose!) and am setting them in a vintage-style black photo album/ scrapbook.  
But THEN!  Just as I'm working super small, and everyone at the group was interested in seeing the dresses far bigger, I got an email from S.P.A.C.E. facilitator Christy Mitchell.  The call to action was for an interactive, almost life-sized paper doll show for February.  I came up with two outfit designs and got them fully painted in the nick of time to be scanned by the originator of the  idea, Jme Wheeler.  The night before the opening, scissors flew as pieces came out of the printer.  

The opening itself had a nice turnout, and several of us are hoping we could take the idea a bit further.  Once we find out how much the printing actually cost, perhaps we will! 
and more of same.

Artists involved in the Dress Me Up Show:  Jme Wheeler, Christy Mitchell, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Beth Robinson, Justin Atherton, and me!

I'll edit this post later to add the images of my two outfits.  
Off to make valentines and eat good food.