now buy this book in hardcover or softcover too! platform58 ezines volumes 001-010 are available through blurb.Two of my pieces are in this publication, a 'flipped' photo taken in Virginia, and one of my 365 series. 365.one, in fact.
And on that note, I was thinking the last few months about somehow making a book or a calendar out of my 365 circles series. This just gave me the extra added incentive. Look for that, in about 6 months or so...whew. It's been an exciting month.
'Yes yes y'all, and ya don't stop...' (Beastie Boys)
Ah ha! I used glitter. A lot of it. This is a reused mannequin head and an old self-portrait that deals with waitressing (it's painted on a ticket stub). One of my fears, at this moment, is being a waitress again. I'd do just about anything else.
Here is the Bittersweet postcard for the Guildess show!
(a sliver of my piece is the top left one. the colorful one with writing. yay. this is very exciting for me.)
Bittersweet opens on Gallery Night & Day at the Hide House in Bay View. Come see this show that I'll be in! 25% of the profits for this Guildess exhibit go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Worth it. This exhibition was juried by Robin Kinney, owner of Bay View Book Arts
More watercolor paintings, more found objects. The first one is actually a piece of the ceiling that fell on my, and my cat's, head. To reiterate, I'll use anything. Other than that, welcome to aqua/olive green land...
224 is one of my all-time favorites in this series, I want to lick it. Cheers!
Here are more daily circle paintings...we're into the month of August, finally. Please enjoy these six (a random amount) new-to-you watercolors. The first four are a 'set' of sorts, they all fit together to make one larger circle painting. I was trying something new.
There are two new exhibits coming in October for me. Along withsome painting/prints that I am submitting for 30 Years of Dialogue, the Riverwest Artists Association's Annual Members Show, I will have some of my photographs up during ArtWalk weekend. This will be the first exhibit of my cemetery art and my first solo exhibit of photography. Exciting, since ArtWalk is a 25 year old tradition in Riverwest, and exciting since I've never exhibited art in a church before, let alone two in one weekend. Yes, churches. Yes, photography.
I do enjoy being a part of a few, odd, not-of-the-norm exhibits (Streetza Pizza truck, anyone?) I think they are more intriguing, and fit me, in an outsider type of way. But I will say this: during my senior art show in high school, I watched from the big windows atop Wayland Academy's two-story library, the 'nunnies' coming for me, across that vast courtyard....and I don't think I've been the same since. They were headed to my exhibit, I knew them from my Catholic grade school, from my childhood. (I guess I feel that the nunnies are coming for me again, in a manner of speaking.)
But I will never, ever, forget that sight; a whole pack of nuns, their long, black, habits, whipping in the wind...and I knew that they were coming to see my work, specifically. I felt so important, so cool...the emissaries had come for me. It was really heart-warming that they had made the effort, and in such a surprising force of show. While they were there, they gave me a great book called A New Way of the Cross with illustrations by John Andrews. The illustrations are gorgeous in this book, all hands and close-ups of body parts. This is a treasure of an art reference book for me, and it always has been...and I just now noticed that it was published in Milwaukee (the Bruce Publishing Company, 1952) It all cycles back to the beginning for me. Some might even call it 'Providence'....
On that note, may I present to you:
ArtWalk Weekend at Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish Our Catholic Parish in the Heart of Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood
Saturday October 3, 2009: Noon until 3:30 PM St. Mary of Czestochowa Site, Burleigh and Fratney Streets
Sunday October 4, 2009: 12:30 until 4:00 PM St. Casimir Site, Bremen and Clarke Streets
Each afternoon offers:
Self-guided Church Tours View our historic buildings and stained glass windows With historical descriptions Photography and text by Kathy Grycowski
Finely woven 19th century liturgical vestments Appreciate detailed “Old World” artistry In treasured liturgical garments
Inspirational photography of historical religious statues Shana R. Goetsch, Borne Mourning (black and white exhibit)
Classical music in a Sacred Space Saturday at St. Mary’s: Hornucopia Brass Quartet Sr. Anita New, violinist Chris Kolanko, pianist
Sunday at St. Casimir’s: Bilingual Folk Choir Teresa Flaherty, classical guitarist Susanna Huerta, pianist Josh Hren, singer/songwriter/guitarist The Prata Duo: Mike Keegan, horn, and Steve Wolf, organ/piano
Enjoy a Fiesta Dinner Saturday at St. Mary’s Colonial Hall, after 4PM Mass Delicious food and Mariachi Band Art Exhibit by famous Veracruz artist Juan Flores Children’s Art Project
Anointing Weekend Mass Schedule: Sat. 4PM (Eng) St. Mary’s; Sun. 9:30(Eng), 11:30 (Sp) St. Casimir’s. All are welcome!
To recap: My cemetery photographs, Borne Mourning taken on a trip this past spring to Richmond Virginia, will be on display throughout ArtWalk weekend in Riverwest Milwaukee. The photos will be exhibited at both churches, St Mary's on Saturday and St. Casimir's on Sunday. And I will have two of my Deer Hart (Dear Heart) pieces up at the next RAA exhibit, also premiering over ArtWalk weekend, October 3-4.
Divine Providence has always been a truly excellent concept for me.
...just barely. This is 365. one-hundred, ninety through 365. two-hundred, one. From approximately mid July. Yeah, I'm that behind. But I have more poly'ed that I will be posting tomorrow. And I'm getting ready to make an unrelated post in a minute here, too. Three in a row for ya'll today!