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New Gallery on the website

I just made a major change to the art gallery on my website. I’m only showing 14 pieces of art at a time, and I will change the art every two weeks (or so). I do so many different types of work (and so much) i can tell i was overwhelming people…a ‘can’t see the forest through the trees’ kind of thing. I hope you all enjoy, an visit often!

 

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one thing i like about the city…lots of creative people in one place!

I was honored to have been invited to participate in the greater Cincinnati Artists as Activists art show featuring 50 local artists who use their art for a change.

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The show was curated by Saad Ghosn, a visionary who always encourages Cincinnati artists to use their talent as a tool for social change.IMG_9732
Beside each artwork was a portrait of the artist by the photographer Michael Wilson. I didn’t take a lot of pictures at the reception, i can’t take photos of art without the artist’s permission…PLUS, you need to see the show in person anyway. ┬ábut I did get a snapshot of one of my favorite artists (and neighbor at the Pendleton Art Center) Halena Cline (pictured above).

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and my good friend+artist, Lauri Aultman.

After the show, Lauri and I went to see an art project by ArtWorks that was part of the Midpoint Music Festival. It is a Box Truck Carnival, where moving trucks are converted into different arts spaces.
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“Take Another Piece Of My Art” – by the Kennedy Arts Center encouraged people to make a small art piece and pin it on the wall. In return, you get to take someone else’s art piece.
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Can you tell which one was mine?
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Another interesting exhibit was the “Short Order Poetry” by Chase Public
Participants ‘place an order’ for their poem. I asked for a poem that included a kitten, bunny rabbits, garden, corn and a raccoon. I was given a ticket, and after a little bit of time, a poet wrote my poem, and typed it out on a analog typewriter.
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I wanted to see the art circus, because I have a 4-year-plan to create a similar traveling art experience. I was inspired by how each truck had a different type of art: visual, literature, music, dance, performing, printmaking, etc.

So if you want to see any of these things over the weekend;

Artists As Activists is on display at Northern Kentucky University until October 25
The Box Truck Carnival is Friday and Saturday in Over-The-Rhine between vine and walnut street.

ALSO, my studio at the Pendleton Art Center will be open Friday 6-10 and Saturday 11-3. Come see me and 150+ other artists under one roof!

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Printmaking at my house

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for those who missed my open house, here are a few pictures

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every time Old Washington has an event, I open my house to the public and offer a free art activity

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this week, it was printmaking

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we had a great crowd, and it was a dream come true: my home was filled with artist/printmakers

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Thanks everyone who came out!
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I had a great time!

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iPad Sketches – Lebanon, Ohio

I was delivering some artwork in Lebanon, Ohio, and I had some free time to do some sketching.

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My first stop was the ‘Black Barn’ a produce stand with a field of corn and a pumpkin patch…I sketched the barn while eating 2 sweet and crispy apples.

I walked around the town, and was inspired by the old homes in the area. This part of the country is much more flat than I am used to, instead of hills and mountains, it is the trees that break up the sky.

This house had a great garden…it’s hard to sketch a garden in black and white, so I worked in color

I love it when i get a chance to wander around a new place

 

 

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Forman Chapel Road + Johnson Creek Road

I was sketching on the backroads along Forman Chapel Road and the Johnson Creek Covered bridge.

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I love sketching on the ipad, but if you are outdoors, it has a glare, making it practically unusable. I started using an umbrella, and the shade makes a world of difference!

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Here are my sketches for the day. Note: there weren’t really sheep in the corner, but I put them there to fill the space.

 

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Johnson Creek covered bridge.

I’m happy with both sketches, and plan to make color paintings from these compositions.