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Category Archives: Beauty

Colors of Light and Light by artist Ann Schaffer


Written on September 23, 2015 at 10:20 am, by

“My paintings are about beauty and the power of beauty to resist all that is soul stifling in this world.” ~ artist Ann Schaffer If you have followed my blog for a while you may recall that I have written about the watercolors of Madison artist Ann Schaffer before in posting called, A Beauty Manifesto:  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Beauty, Fabulous Artists, Gesture painting, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

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

Reflections on Creative Process: Georgia Lang Weithe


Written on March 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm, by

  I have the privilege to have a large number of wonderful artists among my friends and acquaintances.  In an entirely selfish urge, I like to explore their stories to look for echoes in their experiences that help to reinforce my own devotion to creative work.  It no longer surprises me when I am drawn  Continue Reading »

Categories: art and technology, Beauty, Fabulous Artists, Women Artists

Memory Cloths: Leslee Nelson


Written on February 3, 2014 at 12:28 am, by

Artist Leslee Nelson creates Memory Cloths using the creative process to reflect on her life and makes art from her memories. In December 2005 Leslee Nelson  saw an exhibit, The Art of War, which included Memory Cloths from South Africa. These brightly colored fabrics had embroidered images from the maker’s memory. Accompanying them were narrative  Continue Reading »

Categories: art collaboration, Art Techniques, arts leadership, Beauty, Biographical, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Jean Towgood: A Memorial Exhibition


Written on November 20, 2013 at 12:02 am, by

“I am exploring a painterly myth for myself to explain the power of what I see and feel. Nature is a mystery- volcanic activity hidden from view by steam and the earth’s crust. To know the earth through the senses is to experience it sensually and intimately. Death took Jean Towgood, Huntington Beach artist and women’s  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Diversity, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Gesture painting, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Women Artists

Artsy Shark Interview and chance to join the Exquisite Uterus Project


Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by

I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week.  Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Beauty, Career Development, environmental art, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor

Second Nature: New Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel


Written on October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am, by

  My visual concerns run the gamut from careful study to poetic, symbolic and sometimes political representations of nature. You are all invited to my exhibition ‘Second Nature:  New Paintings at the Grace Chosy Gallery, November 2-24, 2012.   The Grace Chosy Gallery is at 1825 Monroe Street, (Across from Trader Joe’s) in Madison, WI. I  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, Art Techniques, Beauty, environmental art, Feminist art, Inspiration, Political Art, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Susan Grabel: Art that Explores the Human Dimension of Social Issues


Written on June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am, by

Venus In Proliferation

Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career.

Categories: Activist Art, Art Techniques, Beauty, Fablous Artists, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Women Artists

Painting 'Plein Air' Watercolors and Creating Visual Memories


Written on December 26, 2011 at 2:34 am, by

Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory.

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Plein air Painting, Watercolor