Monday, March 19, 2012

Springing Forth

This winter, between traveling and a major solo exhibition of my work, I've participated in two workshops, in New Smyrna Beach, FL and in Asheville, NC, with artists who are close friends. We met many new friends, from across the US, Canada and Europe. Under the tutelage and guidance of our art coach, Steven Aimone, we encouraged one another, shared our common frustrations and solutions, and discovered new breakthroughs. Our studio spaces at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach) and Pink Dog Creative (Asheville) were inspiring and so conducive to creating art.

I've included some photos from each workshop in Florida and North Carolina.

Discourse (above)

After some travel, I am preparing for a few interesting shows. The first opens on March 26, 2012 at ArtServe Gallery, 1350 Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This exhibition, Art Florida 2012, will feature the work of approximately 30 artists from across Florida, who were juried into this show by Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator, Frost Art Museum, Miami. My piece, Discourse, will be featured. The gala reception will occur on March 31, from 6-9 p.m. and the show comes down on April 13. This event was cosponsored by the Broward Art Guild.

Elkridge (above)

Also, my piece Elkridge will be featured in a catalogue published by NYC's Denise Bibro Fine Art and Women's Caucus for Art in connection with the exhibition, Petroleum Paradox. The work of about 42 artists was selected and juried into this event by Eleanor Heartney, Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress. The exhibition, consisting of a few of these works, will open on May 24, 2012 at Denise Bibro Gallery 529 W. 20th St., NYC, and will end on June 23, 2012.

And please save the date: on April 28, 2012, several of my strappo pieces will appear in an exhibition of this printmaking art form at the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL. This strappo exhibition of select artists is timed with the Museum's unveiling of the facade of Harold Garde's Iconoclass. The unveiling occurs on April 28th (by invitation) and the public reception follows on April 29th at 2 p.m. This exhibition runs through July 15, 2012.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


So much for hibernating! I've just begun a photography class with renowned photographer, Rafael Torres, at the Art League of Daytona Beach; and am now preparing for ABSTRACT ATTITUDE, a solo exhibition of my art at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The exhibition will be curated by Susan Loden, the museum's multi-talented Executive Director.

The museum, located at 200B East Orange Ave., Eustis, FL, is a treasure in the heart of Lake County. It exposes Florida to some cutting-edge art. I am honored to have been invited to exhibit here, and hope that you can support this incredible institution. The opening reception is this coming Friday, January 20th, between 6 and 9 p.m. and includes an artist's talk. On February 5, the museum hosts ArtEscapade, a free United Arts ArtsFest family event from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. I will be there during this fun event.

Some new work, like Z2 (above) and Viridian (below), will be previewed in ABSTRACT ATTITUDE. Z2 builds on some earlier work involving large heads, marrying into a new process. Please stop in and see me at the museum: I'd love to tell you about it.

Also, there will be an opening reception on January 23rd between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. of ART IN THE CHAMBERS, at the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave. - Suite 105, downtown Orlando. Congratulations to Orange County for recognizing the artists who have lived or exhibited there! This show features the art of 13 invited artists and runs through May 11, 2012. Please join us.

On the Gulf Stream, below, will be exhibited: