A NEW HOME
Tonight at the Whatcom Volunteer Center (301 W Holly St #06 Bellingham, WA 98225, the same building as The Blue Horse Gallery and Studio UFO) all but four of my paintings will be on display during the art walk from 5pm till 8pm in celebration of their new location. I have made a painting ( A NEW HOME) and donated it to the Volunteer Center to be raffled off tonight. One ticket for $5 or three tickets for $10. So come enjoy some art, put some money down for a raffle, and as Andrew Bird has sang, "There will be snacks".
The turn out last night at Jansen was great. I got great responses from onlookers and artists alike. The art there was amazing and very diverse. Tons of thanks to everyone there and if you haven't checked it out there yet it should be on the to do list. A wonderful place.
Starting at six tonight the Jansen Art Center will be having it's opening for the summer exhibit. I think it will be pretty fun. Get to speak with some of the other artists and there will be a jazz pianist playing. Jansen is a really great place to check out local art and take classes too. Totally worth checking out. After looking at this picture I think I'm going to start sit ups and iron my cloths more.
Up to date progress of my current piece in my series Through The Darkness Comes The Light.
I'm at a little bit of a crossroads here. I've been working on this series of paintings for about 7 months now (a year including the conceptual and experiment stage) and I'm wondering if I should stop soon or keep going. About 3 paintings ago I was ready to hang up my hat and call it quits on them until I had reached a new personal turning point. The way I make my under painting allows me to get my paintings done faster and create a slightly different atmosphere that is a little unpredictable. This little discovery led me to a new love for this series. I believe I have now reached a point where I learned enough from this series emotionally, spiritually, and technically that I can walked away from it and continue to use it with anything else I will do in the future.
My wife has been telling me to move on. She says I am far from the place that I was when I started these paintings and that the meaning has now been lost with them. I can definitely see where she is coming from in that sense, but this series has been shifting in phases along the way and maybe this is just another of the phases. Or I could just be beating a dead horse at this point, I'm not really too sure. In which ever case it may be, I have completely enjoyed working on this series more than any other related thing I have done. I hope it can be enjoyed by others just as much.
This Friday at O'Donnell's Bellingham Flea Market (Friday July 5th) I will be displaying some of my most recent pieces from my current series Through The Darkness Comes The Light. I myself haven't yet had the pleasure of being there during the Art Walk but from what I hear it is quite the fanfare. I'm looking forward to it and hope all can make it.
From July 8th until September 5th I will be showing three of my pieces at the Jansen Art Center's Summer exhibit. The reception will be on Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Artists will be available near their artwork to answer
questions from 6:00 to 7:00, then it will be an open mingle from
7:00 to 8:00. Hope all will be able to make it to see the great artists around these parts. Thanks to all of the wonderful people at the Jansen Art Center for making this and all of the wonderful things they do possible.
I will be showing seven of my current pieces from my series Through The Darkness Comes The Light at O'Donnell's Bellingham Flea Market on July 5th during the Bellingham Art Walk if any of you fine people would like to partake in the festivities.
Thanks to Ashley and the wonderful ladies at Xtreme Bean for letting me fill their walls with a large portion of my latest series Through The Darkness Comes The Light. Come on over there, have a cup of tastiness, and check out my work. Feel free to write on my guest book as well.
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3706 Mt Baker Hwy Everson, WA 98247
Thanks again Ashley!!!
Opening on the first Friday in August I will be showing my work at the Art Walk in Bellingham at what will be the new home base of the Whatcom Volunteer Center on 301 W Holly St. The downstairs of the same building as the Blue Horse Gallery and many other fine businesses. There will be a raffle of one of my new pieces that night as well. So come on down in August and show your support of the Whatcom Volunteer Center, check out my art, and go up stairs and see some amazing art by local artists as well.