Monday, April 27, 2015
Opening this weekend this group exhibition of the SCWCA Eco-art collective features sixteen artists whose environmentally themed work explores the state of wonder as experienced in both wilderness areas and in dense urban habitats.
Curator Marie Cenkner shares that the exhibition is part of an ongoing “Wilderness Mind” initiative by the collective that includes exhibitions, programs and public conversations to foster sustainable stewardship.
I am happy to be among the participating artists: Carolyn Applegate, Amy Bauer, J. Cheryl Bookout, Marie Cenkner, Danielle Eubank, Ann Isolde, Katherine Kean, J.J. L’Heureux, Nancy Lissaman, Meg Madison, Marion Melchiorre, Sandra Mueller, Annemarie Rawlinson, Seda Saar, Louise Wannier, and France White.
Opening and curator's talk Saturday May 2, 2015 from 5 - 7 pm.
Community Conversation and Closing Sunday, May 17, 2-4 pm
Moderator Suvan Geer with area activists
Wilderness Mind:Activating Wonder
May 2 – May 17, 2015
Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery
7578 Foothill Blvd.
Tujunga, CA 91042
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm
Sunday and Monday - By Appointment Only
Monday, April 20, 2015
|Children Sketch Katherine Kean|
graphite 9 1/2 x 13 inches
The particular image I have in mind is of wild horses running past children who are crouching at about eye level with the horses hooves, and just visible through the kicked up sand.
The sketch above is a detail of the children. I've sketched them in in the drawing below, can you see them?
I'd like the painting to be large and tonal, shapes just coalescing out of the dust.
|Wild Horses Running Sketch Katherine Kean|
graphite 6 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches
Monday, April 13, 2015
|I Stop for Drops ©2015 Katherine Kean|
oil on linen 12 x 16 inches
The National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072
The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free to the public.
Visitors are asked to provide a photo ID for entry.
Monday, April 06, 2015
|Marks imprinted on varnish caused by plastic wrapping |
adhering to surface.
Although it was generously offered to have restoration performed, I think that artists make the best conservators of their own work. I also know the peace of mind of seeing with one’s own eyes what the problem is and getting it solved.
Plans were put into place for me to fly there and remove the damaged varnish prior to installation.
When the travel day arrived I was up bright and early, supplies packed; lint free cloths, gloves, etc., at the airport and beginning the checking in procedure only to find that the kiosk wouldn’t accept my reservation. To make a long story short, I had been sent to the wrong terminal and by the time I got the information and got to the correct terminal, the check in “window” was closed. The airlines (there were multiple airlines involved, hence the confusion about which terminal) made it right in the end, but it meant flying out the next day instead. So I went home and rescheduled cat sitter, dog boarding, rental car, and accommodations and repeated the entire departing procedure again the following day, except with better knowledge of which terminal to show up to.
|Shadow box to hold any protective wrapping |
away from the surface.
The packing solution? It’s been suggested that crates can be built that support the artwork with screws fastened into the sides of the stretcher bars that hold the artwork suspended during shipping so that nothing touches the surface. The drawbacks are the weight, time, and expense. Another solution is to build a cardboard “shadow box” that keeps any protective wrapping an inch or two away from the painting surface.
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