Spring greetings! I hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe throughout this pandemic. If you are reading this, know that I am grateful for you.My I Love You Institute’s most recent initiative included printing the above message on pencil boxes which were distributed in creative packets to Ramsey Middle School students in coordination with the Keep Kids Reading Program. Through shared art-making, the project aims to reduce the sense of isolation experienced by our youth. The project promotes and propagates feelings of gratitude and mindfulness which students can internalize, and then send out to those in their lives.
I was reminded this month that 122 Conversations continues to grace passengers with beauty and reflection at the airport during this time of uncertainty. The Arts@MSP program was kind enough to offer the following reflection of my work to their social media followers:
“In this time of uncertainty every video chat reminds us that moments of connection still exist, they’re each unique, and they’re still important.”
“122 Conversations at Terminal 2 has become more relevant than ever in the past few weeks. The exhibition by Anne Labovitz was produced through numerous heartfelt conversations – many through video chat – that ultimately served to close the distance between people in sister-cities of Duluth, MN. Her expressions of these conversations are archived in paint on Tyvek scrolls as illustrations of ‘those moments that billowed between us.'”
“We are reminded that, though connecting from a distance is not preferred, it is nonetheless still a connection, and it is still beautiful.”
My Work in Burnet’s Spring Catalog
Burnet Fine Art & Advisory continues to promote their artists in a series of digital catalogs. I am grateful two of my paintings are included with the work of five other talented artists in their spring catalog. If you are seeking a dose of art to brighten your day, view the catalog here. Burnet continues to curate catalogs of work by local and national esteemed artists, so please be sure to check their website for new editions.
Pictured: Sage, acrylic on canvas, 40×30″
Other paintings of mine are available through Burnet and can be viewed on Artsy.
Interior designer Ruth Johnson is a dear friend of mine and was recently profiled in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. I was thrilled that she chose my studio at the Dow Artists Building in St. Paul as the location for her photoshoot which accompanied the article, published on April 21st. The full article is available in print and online here.
Calling all Creatives Podcast
My friend and colleague Lindey Anderson of LALA Creative Studio has begun an exciting project interviewing creatives. Check out her Calling All Creatives podcast, including episode #3 where I discuss my praxis and how my upbringing has influenced my work. I was grateful for the chance to share my story and collaborate with my fellow Transart Institute alum!