Friday, November 5, 2010

The Glen's Nature Arts & Crafts Show

The Glen Helen 29th Annual Nature Arts & Crafts Show is coming up - 11/20 and 11/21/10 - at the beautiful Glen Helen Building, 405 Corry St. in Yellow Springs, OH, and I'm in it again this year. Hours are Sat. 9 - 5 and Sun. 11 - 5. There is a small admission fee ($4) but it all goes to the Glen - a worthy cause indeed. And there are discount coupons everywhere, including in the YS News and on the Glen's website; I also have postcards with coupons on them. If you want some - just let me know. Shown here is one of the paintings I'll have there, of a scene in the Glen. It's a 12" x 9" oil on panel entitled, "Rock Approach."

Accepted into Regional Sculpture Competition

I had 2 pieces accepted into HxWxD, a regional, juried sculpture competition at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, OH. On the left is one of my pieces in the show, entitled "Dangling Conversation." The show is up 11/8 - 12/10/10, with an opening reception this Sunday, 11/7, 2-4 pm. Come on out - it will be a good party!

Native Bead Artist at WSU

In my role with the WSU Multicultural Center, I recently installed the artwork of Katrina Mitten of Huntington, Indiana in the Student Union Art Gallery. Katrina is a Native American bead artist who has been beading for over 35 years; she works in the Great Lakes beadwork embroidery style. Her pieces are both contemporary and traditional in design, and she is known for her jewelry, bags, jackets, and her woodland style cradleboards. Katrina has won purchase awards from the Eitlejorg Native American Art Museum in Indiana for a cradleboard and a child's outfit, both of which are now in the museum's permanent collection. The WSU exhibit runs Tuesday, October 26 - Sunday, Nov. 21; I'll be taking it down in the afternoon on Monday.

Fresh Art at Bergamo

I painted recently in DVAC's annual Fresh Art/Fresh Air event, held this year at Bergamo. Those particpating were asked to show their work at Gallery St. John and we happily accepted. The show runs 11/10 - 11/28/10, with a closing reception on the last day, Sunday, 11/28, 2-4 pm. The piece on the left is a little 6" x 8" oil I painted there entitled "Sanctuary" (if you click on it - it gets larger). It is one of the 4 I have on display there now. Also, the piece on the top left of this page is another 6" x 8" oil, entitled "Meadow in Autumn." (If you click on it - you'll go to our web site).