Sunday, 29 September 2013

Abstractions...New Odd Fellows Exhibit

abstractions... Coming to Open Doors @ Odd Fellows... A diverse show of contemporary work in paint, wood, metal, clay and more by twenty local artists: Helen Troxel, Karen Fenley,  Karen Bowers, Sue Siskin, Arlene Reise, Mina Cohen, Pamela Hahn, Bob Rhoades, Rosalie Winesuff, Jonathan  Palmer,  MossRock, Steven Bates, Masako Arita, Nicholas Kosinski, Gert Rassmussen, JoAnn Abrue, Sonya Popow, Wendell Rickon, Claire Amanno and Janet Self.

Open Daily...11-5 pm  Corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets, Mendocino Village

Friday, 20 September 2013

Hearts go up!

Hearts are blooming for the Mendocino Coast Children's Fund!! 

Bursting with energy and fun, each heart is a small work of art... Pen, crayon, pastel, watercolor, glitter, pencil, collage, and more. 1,200 local children created these special creative gifts.

Beautiful!  Fun!  Guaranteed to make you smile!

Come See!  

Celebration on Saturday 1-4 Community Center of Mendocino...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Hearts & Glitter everywhere...

Children's Hearts from 12 schools and 50 classes made by about 1,200 children from all down the Coast gathered at my house this week.  Every one is unique and each group adds up to 'small wonder'.  Put them altogether, and it is a Children's symphony of love and happiness!

Yesterday, glitter spread from couch, to floor, to studio, to me... and everywhere else; about 1/3 of the Hearts had a lively sprinkling.  These Children's Heart...with drawings, paintings, patterning, and embellishments, are beautiful.  From the simplest single colored heart, to the detailed portraits the literally Pop from the page, each heart captured my full attention as I strung each "class of hearts" together.  Now, all are ready.

Today, I wrapped yarn around and around the "trees", exploring and inventing ways to extend the possibilities for hanging all these 1,200+ hearts.  An Artful Whole is the final task.  

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

21-Heart Salute for Children's Fund

Sue Siskin, “Heart of Many Colors”
Twenty-one Heart Salute...created by 21 artists, all part of the Celebration for the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund (MCCF) and its twenty-one years helping children on the North Coast.

Silent Auction for the Hearts begins with the Party at the Community Center of Mendocino, September 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

21-Heart Salute to MCCF will continue as part of  FLOCKworks October Exhibit "ABSTRACTIONS"...Open Door Arts @ Odd Fellows, Mendocino.

Julie Higgins, “Balanced Heart”

Erin Dertner, “Pink, White & Gold All Over”

Sunshine Taylor, “From My Heart to Yours”

Jessica Jade Norris, “Abundance in Love”

Claire Fortier, “Puppy Love”

Karen E. Reynolds, “Heart Fish”

Yarrow Summers, “Heart of Gold”

Janet Self, “Hearts a Flutter”

Kristin Otwell, “Love is Where You Make It”

Linda Shearin, “Crazy Hearts”

Suzi Marquess Long, “Endless Love”

Mina Cohen, “Homage to Indiana”

Karen Bowers, “When Love Comes to Town”

Marion Bush, “Many Hearts”

Claire Amanno, “I See You”

Lynne Prentice, “Sweet Hearts”

Janis Porter, “Heart of the Wine Country”

Robert Rhoades, “Let Them Bloom”

Marti Roderick, “For the Children’s Fun

Babs Levine, “Warmest Hear