January News Flash
Warmest Greetings on this chilly January day! A new year always inspire HOPE in me and I hope it will in you too! My new painting seen above expresses this feeling quite literally!This month I travel to Warren, PA for my solo exhibition at Crary Art Gallery. The paintings have been shipped and I will soon follow for the opening on January 10th. Concurrent with this exhibition, I am excited to facilitate an all day training for local high school students with four art teachers. Art education at all ages, especially in children, is one of my passions and I am looking forward to this opportunity. The exhibition, Earth & Water, features my landscape paintings and will continue through January 31st. If you are in the area, please stop by! I will be giving an artist’s talk on January 10th at 7 pm. For more info, click here.After the close of Earth and Water, things really start to get going in February! My international art project, 122 Conversations is a collaboration between Duluth Sister Cities International (DSCI), the Tweed Museum of Art, the University of Minnesota, Duluth:School of Fine Arts and myself. Through conversations, face-to-face interviews and exchanges over Skype with people from Duluth’s Sister Cities, I will create 40″ by 40″ paintings on paper. These paintings will be cut into multiple pieces and shipped to participating museums and galleries. Each curator along with local project participants will determine how the pieces are reassembled and displayed.
Between 2015 to 2017, each city will host a public viewing of the exhibition: Thunder Bay, Canada (Fall 2015); Ohara Isumi-City, Japan (Fall/Winter 2015); Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan (2016); Petrozavodsk, Russia (Spring 2017); and Växjö, Sweden (Spring/Summer 2017).
As dates become more clear, I will be posting on the 122 Conversations website as well as keeping you abreast of this exciting project in my News Flash!February also brings a new piece of Jewelry with the assistance of Security Jewelers! Designed and hand carved by me, it will be released in time for Valentine’s Day. Both my website and Security Jewelers’ website will have ordering information when it becomes available. Proceeds will benefit 122 Conversations.