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Cabin Fever Creative Community: Art and Social Media in a Pandemic

I have reacted to finding myself living through a global pandemic by trying to use social media to build an online community devoted to encourage the use creativity and art processes to channel the emotions we are all grappling with.   Creatives at all levels are invited to share their art and creative work for the benefit of  Continue Reading »

Categories: art and technology, art collaboration, Artist Resources, Social networking

Oceans A Rising ~ Virtual Collaborative Art and Climate Justice Exhibition

The Flowers Are Burning…          Oceans A Rising                         A Collaborative Art Exhibition and Climate Justice Project  by Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann Like other artists all over the world, I have spent the last month canceling and postponing exhibitions, workshops, and  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Biographical, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Feminist art, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Watercolor techniques, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Visual Art and Creativity This Fall ~ Wisconsin and Beyond

I feel very lucky to have had a summer filled with visiting friends and  teaching watercolor and creativity workshops in beautiful places to wonderful people on their own paths to their greatest creative potential.  I am just back from teaching watercolor for two weeks in Alaska at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and a wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creativity, Creativity Coaching, Dillmans Art Resort, Fabulous Artists, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

Art and Learning In Beautiful Places

I have just finishing teaching a multiple-day watercolor intensive in the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Arboretum.  The participants were wonderful and I am looking forward to offering similar workshop there in June of 2020.  My spring in the UW-Arboretum has become an annual event!  This workshop has me looking to the future and reviewing what I have agreed to  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Dillmans Art Resort, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Plein air Painting, River Arts Art Center, Shake Rag Alley Art Center, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Celebrate Sharing Art: An Exhibition and Upcoming Workshops

I am experiencing pre-event nervousness as I plan to head off tonight, to the reception for the exhibition ‘Uprooted:  Plants in a Changing Climate  (5:00-9:00 pm, artist panel at 5:30).” I decided to write a blog post to distract myself and celebrate the occasion. I am honored to have seven large watercolors in the exhibition, organized  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, climate change, Creative Play, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes