Saturday, November 29, 2014

2014 End of Year Activities

This year seems to be flying by.  My classes are almost over for the year, and the Phoenix Festival of the Arts is looming!  My favorite, okay my only, sister came to town this month and put on an inspirational workshop "Love and the Hand-Pulled Print".  I might have to bring her back to teach for us again!


As classes were winding down, I completed a 5-color reduction relief print/collage that I made for a themed project for the Arizona Print Group (of which I am a member).  The theme is "Mythical Creatures" so I created a piece about the "Kurma" - the story of a turtle who saved an Indian Prince from drowning in the ocean. 
Click on this link to see all the details:  Festival I am sharing a booth with Michelle Terry Helmick and we will be next door to Marlys Kubicek and Donna Atwood.  If you are looking for a small and inexpensive, original piece of art to give as a holiday gift, then our booths are the place to be.
Phoenix Festival of Arts
Hance Park (between the Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Central Library)
Friday December 14th - Noon to 8:00pm
Saturday December 15th - 10:00 am to 8:00pm
Sunday December 15th - 10 am to 5:00pm

Printmaking classes start January 7th. There are weekday, evening and weekend workshop.  I will be teaching several Relief and/or Reduction Relief sessions, Introduction to Monotype and Painterly Monotype and Collagraphs with Marlys Kubicek.  Solarplates are available now but I haven't had time to learn the new plate technical specifications yet.  When I do, I will schedule some new Solarplate Etching classes.  You may register here for classes now:  PCA.
In the meantime there is a nice little "Politics and Printmaking" exhibition ongoing at the Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery through December.  Stop in and check it out. Here is a sample:
Also I have 10 prints on display at the airport in Terminal 4 - Level 3.  The 6 in the display case are on view until February 15th and the 4 in the Gallery until April 18th.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.  Be careful out there.