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


Written on May 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm, by

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


Written on April 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm, by

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

Art Matters: Social Practice and Art that Works


Written on April 22, 2019 at 10:23 pm, by

I have recently delivered artworks for two upcoming art exhibitions that I am proud to be a part of.  I have been deep in my studio practice for the last several months and it is time to share what I have been working on. Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk Next week I will be  tidying up my back-yard studio and  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art and technology, art based activism, art collaboration, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, environmental art, Exhibition, Feminist art, Watercolor activism, Watercolor techniques

Our Mornings Plein Air Painting in Spain


Written on March 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm, by

In the fall of 2018 I left a very personally meaningful academic day-job that I had pursued  while also maintaining my art career.  I was finally able to take the long-anticipated leap and finally shift my attention from being a ‘hybrid -artist’ to a full-time focus on my own art-making and on my private teaching  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art travel, Creative Play, Plein air Painting, Spain, Uncategorized

Drawing on Nature and Circumstance ~ Two Exhibitions


Written on September 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm, by

Drawing on Nature:  Watercolors on Canvas by Helen Klebesadel Drawing on Circumstances: Contemporary Approaches to Water-media Exhibit Run:  September 19-29, 2017                      Reception:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00-4:00 Common Wealth Gallery, 3rd Floor, 100 S. Baldwin, Madison, WI, Hours: daily, 10:00-4:00 The Common Wealth Gallery continues its mission to make it possible for artists to bring  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, Beauty, Charity, climate change, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist


Written on June 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful experiences for me as the guide and facilitator.  I argue that its always better to learn from someone who loves what they are teaching, especially  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Career Development, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Spring Art Classes Follow April Flowers


Written on April 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm, by

Open Studio Time ! If you are in Madison on May 1, please plan to stop by my studio at 2017 Jenifer Street between 11:00 -5:00 and see what I am up to.  I will be participating in the 6th Annual Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk. It is an annual self-guided art walk through our wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, arts based environmentalism, Biographical, Career Development, climate change, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Creativity Coaching, environmental art, Exhibition, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes

Carew, Klebesadel, and Torres share their art at the Opera House Art Gallery Sept. 6th


Written on August 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm, by

Join us for an exhibition of Recent Artworks by Kelty Crew, Helen Klebesadel, and Danny Torres at the Opera House Art Gallery Second Floor at 115 East Main Street, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin (No Elevator) Hosted by Nancy Howard, owner September 6-November 3, 2014 Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 6, 2:30-5:00 VERY brief artists talks 3:00    Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Creative Play, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Penokee Impact Statement: an art exhibition


Written on August 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm, by

  “An Environmental Impact Statement is a tool for decision making, describing the positive and negative environments effects of a proposed action.  Projects like the proposed Penokee open pit mine however, are driven by deeply held human values and emotional connections not included in an EIS.  In this exhibit, five visual artists will share their  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art collaboration, art-science collaboration, Beauty, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Political Art, Wisconsin Arts

Art-Science Collaboration: My Artist-in-Residency at the Trout Lake Research Station


Written on July 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm, by

I have just returned from a splendid ten days of non-stop plein air painting (and skitter swatting) in the lake country around Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  It was my extreme pleasure to bring my art research through observation to the University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station as a part of a new artist residency program.  I  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Residencies, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, environmental art, Plein air Painting, Watercolor