Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update

Here we are at the light half of the year again –  Beltane, May Day! I’m celebrating with a grand Spring Into Art Event, a Sunwise Open Studios Celebration. Join in the fun on April 29, from 1-4 pm. I have a big surprise for you, that you won’t want to miss.  Also, there is going to be a large selection of art, as well as jewelry, greeting cards and prints, mugs, totes and pouches.

At Spring Into Art you'll find a big surprise, new art, jewelry, cards and products by Kathleen O'Brien

At Spring Into Art you’ll find a big surprise, new art, jewelry, cards and products by Kathleen O’Brien

During this mid-spring celebration you can see the first few artworks in my new series Atlas of the Year. It is twelve aspects of my continuing exploration of the 4 seasons – 4 directions. Each of the twelve viewpoints has three parts: a collage, a drawing with symbols and correspondences of the month and written material. So far I have completed the three months from the winter section. I’m happy to show them to you.

"Eleven, Atlas of the Year", mixed media collage,15x22, by Kathleen O'Brien

“Eleven, Atlas of the Year”, mixed media collage,15×22, by Kathleen O’Brien

"Twelve, Atlas of the Year", detail of mixed media collage, 22x15, by Kathleen O'Brien

“Twelve, Atlas of the Year”, detail of mixed media collage, 22×15, by Kathleen O’Brien

At the event you are welcome to stroll on the trails. We want to tell you about the Turtle Tree Bio-dynamic Initiative and their seeds that we are using this year. We’ll have some Milkweed seeds from our Monarch Waystation for sale, also Zinnia seeds and fig trees. We’ve packaged some Iris from Boulder’s renowned Longs Garden for you to plant in your garden.

Herb Garden, Longs Garden Iris at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Herb Garden, Longs Garden Iris at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Our gift to you, at Spring Into Art, Iris from renowned Longs Garden in Boulder CO

Our gift to you, at Spring Into Art, Iris from renowned Longs Garden in Boulder CO

Ongoing Exhibits

The Gridworks Revisited exhibit continues at New Editions Gallery until May 12! It is dynamic display of over 120 paintings. Click here to see photos of some of my artist friends and their artworks at the March 17 reception.

"Shapes 2" collage, 12x12x1, by Kathleen O'Brien for "Gridworks Revisited" at New Editions Gallery

“Shapes 2” collage, 12x12x1, by Kathleen O’Brien for “Gridworks Revisited” at New Editions Gallery

The 225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History exhibit continues until  Sept. 23, 2017 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. The variety of interpretation of the state’s history is astounding. I’m glad that Abraham Lincoln’s Kentucky and Pleasant Hill Botanicals have such good exposure. Click here to see photos of some of my artist friends and their artworks at the March 26 reception.

Curator Gwen Heffner and I by my "Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky" and "Pleasant Hill Botanicals" at "225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History" reception: photo, Greg Orth

Curator Gwen Heffner and I by my “Abraham Lincoln’s Kentucky” and “Pleasant Hill Botanicals” at “225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History” reception: photo, Greg Orth

"Pleasant Hill Botanicals, Mulberry" drawing by Kathleen O'Brien

“Pleasant Hill Botanicals, Mulberry” drawing by Kathleen O’Brien

Recently the Illustrated Word traveling exhibit had its second showing at The Kentucky Crafted: the Market in Lexington. Next it travels to George Coon Public Library, 114 S. Harrison Street,in Princeton and will be there through June. To see the full schedule click here.

" Choice of Words" and "Magic Square of Words"by Kathleen O'Brien for "Illustrated Word" traveling exhibit

” Choice of Words” and “Magic Square of Words”by Kathleen O’Brien for “Illustrated Word” traveling exhibit

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