Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
In partnership with the Grovehouse artists this weekend, Deering is hosting the annual plein aire event on the grounds of the historic estate. I didn't feel well enough to participate fully, but I did swing by to check out the artists at work. They will be there tomorrow as well. It's fun to see how each artist frames their perspective of the place. Back at my studio I played with my own version on a 3 inch by 3 inch canvas. I've set it against a frame of splashy colors; all fun shapes in both pigment and pulp.
Check out these two artists: Patricia Cummins and Jackie Gopie
|Jacqueline Gopie's painting|
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
|Deborah Mitchell points out a work of art along trail|
Saturday, January 30, 2016
|I've always wanted to be an astronaut|
|Al Worden Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15|
We visited the launch pads and I was so impressed by the size of the Vehicle Assembly Building, (the largest single story building in the world), and the Crawler, that I forgot to take a picture. It was mind boggling.
The music through out the park really manipulated our emotions and students spoke of both goosebumps and tears.
At the Journey to Mars Pavilion we learned about all that has been going on to get the facts of life about the planet and learn something of it's evolution. There are already 4 American rovers on the planet. (We have left three vehicles on the moon). It was fascinating to learn about the development of each vehicle. http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/home/
|The Opportunity landed on Mars over a dozen years ago|
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
I'm so proud of our student artists! They brought home 3 silver keys, a gold key, and an honorable mention. The competition was strong this year. Everything looked good. Dash and New World dominated the show, and I am so proud our school could hold it's head so high in that competitive environment. Truly the kids have gifts, and they work hard. The work was done in class and on their own outside of school time... they are invested! They deserved this. Late Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a packed awards ceremony of winners, their family and friends, and art teachers at the fabulous Rubell Family Collection, downtown Miami.
It was an auspicious start of the year.
This years show at the Rubell is worth a visit. It is called No Man's Land- and includes over 100 women artists from the collection. I enjoyed checking out the galleries and, more than once, wondered why it takes a woman's show to see this work- wouldn't the works look good in a show of both/any sexes? There is a bit of shock value at the start, as women take on the body and display it with some cruelty, and several artists such as Marlene Dumas and Lisa Yuskavage borrowed images from the male gaze; from porn magazines and pin up posters as a starting point for their paintings. I loved the Jenny Holtzer's incised marble bench and Dana Shutz oil painting, Lover's.
|Crowd looking at 300 works of Scholastic winning artworks|
|Alex's painting is in the middle...good competition!|
|Cant get close!|
|Stefani gets her Gold key|