Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Ruben Sadot Fernandez of Mexico City, the students created aerosol spray paint art while talking about politics and the frustrations of the current cultural conditions in Miami.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
|fabulous drama people|
|my trophy and flowers|
Monday, May 16, 2016
How to Bury a Friend
Artist Talk and Art-making Workshop
Join artist Tilly Strauss in this transformative workshop exploring love, loss and the healing journey of time.
Saturday, May 21, 3‑5 p.m.
March 11 - August 12, 2016
Starting with a phone call one autumn day, Strauss, an artist and mother, embarked on a journey dealing with the impending and then actual death of her close friend. Painting a painting every single day for six months, Strauss navigated her way through the spiritual grief, the heart‑rending loss, and the personal transformation that followed. For this show, Strauss has paired paintings with excerpts from her manuscript. Her story is both personal and universal.
Tilly Strauss recently relocated to Miami after living and working for more than two decades in Dutchess County, NY. Having been a painter her whole life, (she exhibited in her first show at age 5), Strauss loves teaching the joy as well as the history of painting to others. She currently teaches at a private high school and paints regularly at her studio, the Arthouse in the Falls warehouse district in Miami. Last January Strauss won first place in a plein aire event at the Deering Estate and had her work nominated by students to be part of “Teachers who Paint,” a juried exhibition at the Miami International University of Art and Design. She has won two separate month‑long residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and five of the works created there last summer were taken by a curator for exhibition at the Akin Natural History Museum in Pawling, NY last fall.
After over a half dozen daily watercolor exercises inspired by the book, One Watercolor a Day: A six week Course Exploring Creativity Using Watercolor, Pattern and Design by Veronica Lawlor, it was time for a challenge. All my painting class students were asked to paint their eye. As the kids grimaced and groaned at the start, I encouraged them with hokey phrases, such as "Eye know you can do it" and "my eye is on you"!
|one student went beyond her eyes to her lips!|
|Outside display cases|
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Bill Baggs Park on Key Biscayne was pretty jumping today too. Being there meant leaving the phone and all my to-do lists behind. Living the Miami dream.