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Jill Darling, Hannah Ensor, and Laura Wetherington will be reading from at the intersection of 3. They have chosen my painting NINE CIRCLES MAKE A RAINBOW AND A TARGET for the cover.This is a very special event – a chapbook pre-release reading and celebration! These 3 put their very smart (and equally charming) brains together and made a thing and now we get to experience the wonder of it!
Saturday, April 12
$5 Suggested Donation
Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and media to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org, which is based in Tucson.
Posted in Acrylic, announcements, Book Arts, Events, POETRY, Ekphrasis, CASA LIBRE, Trick House Live, UTOPIA, CLOUD SHOW
Tagged Acrylic, announcements, Book Arts, Events, Shows, clouds, POETRY, VALYNTINA GRENIER, Ekphrasis, CASA LIBRE, TUCSON, Laura Wetherington, Jill Darling, Hannah Ensor, at the intersection of 3, at the intersection of 3 Dancing Girl Press Chicago IL 2014
When you are out and about at Tucson Open Studios, stop by Splinter Brothers and Sisters Warehouse to see Fred Soto at Fred’s Custom Stretching. Fred is showing my work and the work of several other artists. He does all my stretching and framing as well as makes substrates for my encaustic art, and he deals in supplies. My work on display is discounted from online prices.
Splinter Brother’s is at 901 N. 13th Ave.
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6-9pm The Steinfield Warehouse 101 W. 6th St. March 7 & 8
ANOTHER SUNNY DAY IN THE DESERT | MARCH 3 – APRIL 30 | CAFE PASSE | 85705
I owe the title of this series to my sex-same partner, who often opens the shade of a morning and exclaims, “It’s another sunny day in the desert.” The phrase can be understood as a point of fact, irony, or wonder. In a state that votes discrimination into law with such Senate bills as the federally-disputed SB 1070, and that narrowly vetoed SB 1062, which would have legalized a faith-based right to refuse service to assumed members of the LGBTQ community, it doesn’t always feel like a sunny day.
So much behavior comes from, and makes for, heavy hearts. To oppose fear and hatred, I am compelled to expose and explore with light-heartedness and whimsy. It is important to me to bring heavy subjects to “light.”
The master images for ANOTHER SUNNY DAY IN THE DESERT exist as light. Reading about David Hockney’s use of iPhone technology to make art led me to explore the drawing applications available on my iPhone. I settled on Green Gar’s Whiteboard app. I began making digital paintings in 2012 at local businesses, and outdoors at home of an evening or afternoon.
My use of color was greatly expanded by working with a digital palate. It was a delight to match colors in encaustic and acrylic with the digital colors. Each encaustic or acrylic corresponds to a digital fingerpainting and is one of a kind. Translating digital images into encaustic art required me to use tools in new ways. Previously I relied on incising, using paintbrushes to fill incisions, but with these pieces, I also used the brushes to paint. Next, I used a heat gun to move and to fuse the layers that I’d painted on. The process of moving back and forth between ultra-contemporary and ancient techniques is liberating.
The prints are produced in a range of sizes, with a maximum of 5 images per size and a maximum of 25 prints per image.
All works are discounted for purchase during the exhibit. If you would like to take a piece home today, Café Passe will accept cash on my behalf. If you would like to pay with a credit card ($5.00 processing fee on purchases of $100 or less) via PayPal, please contact me.
Thank you to Betts Printing and Fred’s Custom Stretching.
Posted in Acrylic, announcements, Artist Statements, CAFE PASSÉ, DIGITAL, DRAWING, Encaustic, Events, Exhibits, FINGER PAINTING, Graphite, Miles Conrad Encaustics, painting, Paper, Shows
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ANOTHER SUNNY DAY IN THE DESERT showing MARCH 3 – APRIL 30 at CAFE PASSE and at BENTLEY’S MARCH 15 – APRIL 15
DON’T SHOOT showing at FemArts: ART INSTALLATIONS BY WOMEN ARTISTS Hosted by Dinnerware Artspace FRIDAY MARCH 7th 6-9pm THE STEINFELD WAREHOUSE | 101 West Sixth Street | 85701
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Tagged Acrylic, announcements, Bentley's, CAFE PASSÉ, DINNERWARE ARTSPACE, Ekphrasis, Encaustics, Events, exhibits, graphite, Miles Conrad Encaustics, painting, Shows, STEINFELD WAREHOUSE, TUCSON, VALYNTINA GRENIER, WIP