I’m so thrilled to announce that my painting, “With a Nod to Charlie 'Bird' Parker” featuring the Bird of Paradise, has been juried into the 7th Biannual 12" x 12" Exhibition at Angad Arts Hotel, the first arts hotel in St. Louis. The hotel, located at 3550 Samuel Shepard Dr, St. Louis, MO 63103, in the Grand Center Entertainment District, is also celebrating its 4th birthday.
Please join me for the opening reception, November 1, from 5 - 9pm.
“Legends of the Moon" Exhibition
I’m so thrilled to announce that my painting, “Moonlight Serenade by the Angel Musicians”, has been juried into the 'Legends of the Moon' exhibition at the Era Contemporary Gallery in Philadelphia. Opening reception is December 2. In addition, all artwork in this international exhibit will be catalogued and digitalized for the Lunar Codex, part of NASA's Artemis program to land a woman and person of color back on the moon by 2025. The digital artwork will be in a time capsule in “The Polaris Collection” payload associated with an Astrobotic Griffin/NASA VIPER mission. The payload will be placed in the vicinity of the Lunar South Pole (dark side of the moon) in 2023. I’m so honored to be a part of this arts and cultural project, along with women artists from 89 countries and territories.
"Art + Design" Exhibition
I was thrilled to have three of my sculptures juried into the Annual "Art + Design" Exhibition at the STLCC - Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, which featuring 180 pieces of art on view through May 6, 2022. Congratulations to all the artists. Many thanks to Fine Arts juror Yowshien Kuo, recipient of the Great Rivers Biennial Award and my sculpture professor, Joe Chesla, who inspired me to think big and enjoy the process.
“Along the Trail”, hand carved from a block of plaster using stone carving tools. As an artist, I have a wonderful opportunity to share my love for the beauty of nature. With this sculpture I chose rounded forms to convey an idea of fruitfulness, harmony and maturity. The etched shapes in the curve represent waves of prairie grass. I spent many hours hand sanding and buffing with white paste wax. Keeping the abstract sculpture of the bison white was important as I wanted it to represent a white buffalo, held sacred by the Lakota as the symbol of abundance and hope for good times to come.
“Water Spirit”, carved from a block of laminated yellow pine using an 4.5” angle grinder. The beautiful grains in the wood appear as ripples on the water. The gentle curve of the neck and heart shaped opening in the body represent how I was feeling after the loss of my husband and fellow artist several years ago. After hours of hand sanding and finishing with Danish oil, I was heartbroken to learn one of my younger brothers had passed. In times like this, nature and art can heal the soul.
“Tranquility in Copper”, recycled copper and rebar. When copper flashing was removed from my three-story storefront, built in 1896, I saved it to create a sculpture for my garden. Recently, I learned techniques for cold bending rebar and the art of MIG welding metal to create a heron. After pulling out roofing nails and flattening the flashing with a hammer, I used tin snips to cut the copper into shapes that were riveted around an armature created from 1/2” rebar. Although the nearly six-foot sculpture seems to appear in a state of balance and tranquility rising from a concrete base, it also moves with the wind as if ready to take flight.
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