In our passive solar designed front room at mid-winter it is full of the returning light, it’s our favorite time for being indoors. Fingers crossed that it will be sunny for the next Sunwise Open Studio Event on February 2. The theme is Valentines. You are welcome to make your own from materials supplied in the studio.
Perhaps you will find the perfect gift for your beloved from among new art, bead jewelry, journals, cards, coasters or the perfect coffee mug. You can see the progress on the Studio Annex – it’s been busy around here. We’re looking forward to kicking back for a while to visit with you.
Atlas of the Year program
The content for the Atlas of the Year online program is complete. It has been a lot of work but meaningful to put the 64 components together. It launches on March 20, to celebrate the spring equinox. The image below is a peek into how the spring quarter of the program will look on the Atlas page. Each image opens to a PDF. If you would like to receive updates about registration before then, please sign up on the class page. There is a sub-page that shows the updates sent so far. Reading will give you an idea of what participants will be learning in my recent email about mid-winter, and St. Brigit.
Atlas of the Year Art Exhibit
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning will be sponsoring an exhibit of all the art from Atlas of the Year this March-April, in perfect timing for the beginning of the eCourse of the same name. I’m so pleased about this opportunity to show the art in their beautiful SkyDome Gallery. It is such an honor to be listed below Thomas Merton’s exhibit in their catalog – wow.
Atlas of the Year, Sojourner Maps to Being in the Right Place at the Right Time is an installation of twenty-four artworks depicting the cosmic year as a four-season, four-direction, cross-cultural celebration, exploring the ability of art to encompass this global entwining of time and space, which once understood, allows us to energetically be in the right place at the right time.
Celebrating 50th Year as an Artist
With the ending of 2018 I completed the 23 blog post series retrospective archive of fifty years of creating. It was written over a nine month period. Part of what prompted me to do it was a sense of legacy to share with my grandson. I wonder what I’ll do with all the time I spent writing and searching for images? Here is a link to the last post.
Building a Community of Artist Entrepreneurs
It is an honor to be one of five artists selected by Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, for their project, Building a Community of Artist Entrepreneurs. The five teams of mentor artists and apprentices have met several times individually and as a group, and had several field trips together. My apprentice, Mayme, has been developing her skills with watercolor painting. She met her goal to apply for the Governor’s Scholarship. Both of us are working towards the goal of participating in the Arts Commission’s June Gallery Hop along with the other four teams.
Yes, we are in the process of adding a new building to the palatial estate! When you come to the Open Studio you will see the bare bones status, so bring your imagination. Since taking this picture, Greg has insulated the entire place and put the dry wall on. We already have some folks interested in presenting classes and programs there. It is promising to envision expansion at the beginning of this new year.