Wow, the creative sparks have really been flying in the last year or two, but I have been quite neglectful in sharing the enthusiasm and energy with you!
Exposing Rhythms, was an opportunity to review, reflect on, edit, and hang my work with my friend Fred Neudoerffer. I am so grateful that Fred, seeing my work hanging in the studio, realized it would be so well complimented by his stunning Hudson River Movements photography series.
Now that my art was calling to me to be hung in public, I entered a couple of chine colle pieces in LARAC member show and won an Honorable Mention award!
Window Shop Gallery, an effort to share art in the heart of Cohoes, made possible through the efforts of the Choose Cohoes for Art Committee, chose me to share the spotlight with miChelle Vara and Luba Ricket , while at the same time being the featured artist at the annual Cohoes Artist Showcase.
With the encouragement of friends I took my art to the street at The Stockade Art show. What a great experience to meet so many art admirers.
I love teaching my unique technique for monoprinting with dye on to silk scarves, but my “day job” keeps me from offering too many classes, but this year not only did I have a great group of artists come play at my studio from Schenectady Art Society but I was also invited to teach 2 days at a wonderful retreat for WWAM.
In my spare time I work a full time job, as Merchandise Team Manager for a national retailer. It’s demanding, fast paced, and actually a great job where I can be creative in merchandising all kinds of stylish products, but also necessitates being creative in juggling multiple priorities and logistics! Best thing about it? My awesome team, we all really love having a project to dig in to. Ahh, but change is afoot. My store will close, the team will be dispersed. I am excited that I have been chosen to move on to continue as a MTM in a nearby branch, that does over 5 times the sales volume of my small store!
In the spray of Cohoes Falls, I wonder whose history and memories these remnants document.
Shards pop into my camera lens and I am drawn into focus, the bits of flotsam now forming fragmentary images in my own life.
These works are digital collages from an ongoing series of photographs I have taken along the Mohawk River, below the Cohoes Falls, documenting the curious amount of fabric remnants , fishing line, and other debris collected at the water’s edge.
Come and see and purchase the latest work from Cohoes artists,
including Ragged Edge members Mary Ellen Riell, Helga Prichard, Sunghee Park,
Ruby Silvious and myself participating Friday and Saturday this weekend
plus have a chance to remember Lise Toch with special auction items.
Cohoes Artist Showcase III Time(s): 5-9 Friday 10-9 Saturday Location: Venue @ St Joes Congress St Cohoes NY Contact: Fred Neudoerffer Contact Phone: 5184414447 Contact Email:email@example.com
The third annual Cohoes Artist Showcase will display the work of many Cohoes artists as well as special guest artists from the region. Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 Friday 6/7/13. If you were born, live, work or attend High School in Cohoes you are encouraged to enter. Contact CAS3@neustudios.com for more information.
It’s a new year at Ragged Edge Printmaking Studio. We have new studio partners and new energy. We have been having open studio sessions and looking for others who want to join in the fun. Watch for more scarf printing classes, or be in contact to see how you can hasten spring by making art.
On Friday, October 14, as part of Art Night Schenectady, they have invited me to come in and show a wide range of ways to use scarves to add flair to any outfit. Over the years I have learned many tricks and techniques to use scarves, and it will be my pleasure to share these with you.
Come down and meet me. You can say hello and then wander to the great events of Art Night, you can browse The Open Door, and you can get a personal consultation on what styles and colors will suit you and your personal style.
A last lazy day cruising (where was the wind?!) from Broadalbin to Northampton Beach on Steve’s sailboat. A perfect day wedged in between the Cohoes Art Event and my first day of work at my new day job.