Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Participation 2014 is this Saturday, March 29th

A photo of one of André Smith's paintings has my accidental portrait. That year, André's work was featured and highlighted his work before and after the Art Center, which he created.
It was in 2012, when my table featured a chandelier of masks.

The photo below (and some of the above) were taken by Kristen Wheeler, a friend and fabulous photographer.

This year I have my table scape underway, but nowhere near finished, so I hope it is all that I dream it to be. The gala evening is Saturday, March 29th, I'll share photos of the event after it's happening. In the meantime, you can visit the event site here: http://artandhistory.org/particpation-dinner-affair-2014/

Monday, February 3, 2014

I will be participating, along with many other wonderful artists, at the Folk Fest this weekend:


It is full of music, food and art, in the gorgeous setting of the Mennello Museum
of American Art.

10 am – 5 pm February 8 and 9, 2014

Below, photos from the show in 2012.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Participation: Sideshow of the Senses

Participation, at the Art and History Museums - Maitland. An evening of performance art by Phantasmagoria; a talented theatrical group, local artists and delicious food from Cuisiniers 
(and celebrated chef Jamie McFadden).

April 6, 2013

The artists and performers were inspiring:

Artists Robin Maria Pedrero (http://www.gallery523.com)
and Marla E (http://www.marlae.com/Art)

Artist Nathalie Chikhi with guests (http://nathaliechikhi.com)

There were many more artists, when the Museums put up a link, I'll share what other art you could see on this very festive night, or we can check back with über talented photographer Kristen, who's information you will find below).

Phantasmagoria are a group of talented entertainers from Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration), they are under the direction of the fabulously talented direction of John DiDonna, who had his portrait commissioned not too long ago, by his admirer.
The commission was to be John as the character "Dr.Frank-N-Furter" from the delicious Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This photo is from Phantasmagoria's Facebook site. It was taken by the fabulously talented Kristen Wheeler (http://www.khphotographics.com).

The artists are asked to make a centerpiece for a table and donate artwork.

This year, my tabletop was a Money Tree

Throughout the year I've been painting on play money. First animals:

And more recently, unusual words:

The donated pieces:

It was a magical, beautiful spectacle between the fire eaters and gorgeous set designs by Dazian

Cuisiniers served up delicious fare including whole salmon with addictive dipping sauce, marinated mussels and mac and cheese like I have never tasted. It was all, every bite, remarkably tasty.

One of the guests at my table, above, is sampling some of Cuisiniers delights.

Last but not least, I was thrilled to be asked to design the inaugural "P" for Participation, which from now on will be designed by a new artist each year.

Above, the painted "P" and below, the letter that was created for all the printed materials:

The End

Monday, March 18, 2013

How is 2013 so far? 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Read a book, check out art

Currently, the artwork below is getting to spend the night (several actually) at the library. The Winter Park Public Library, here's the link to the library: http://www.wppl.org/
I am delighted to have my work shown in a place full of so many wonderful books.
The show runs through March.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A dog has owners, a cat has staff.