I have to say I think that was the most packed art reception I ever had! I didn’t think so many people would come out (all the way to the westside) let alone in the rain, but there we had it! My pals K&G even flew in all the way from San Francisco and we had a fun little weekend out of it. So, thank you all who came and supported me, you know I don’t get mushy about stuff but it meant a lot on light of the events that happened this month! Honestly, at one point I was considered cancelling the show or putting it off until next year — I’m glad I didn’t.
The art talk went pretty well considering I have only done one carefully timed Pecha Kucha talk before. I think I meandered a bit in the beginning and I remember using the words “whore” a lot, but that’s why I said it was NC-17, after all! The really nice thing about the talk were the current/former Cleveland Clinic employees and those married to them all wondering why the Cleveland Clinic didn’t sponsor this show, but mainly, why haven’t I been invited to speak there? I think it wasn’t just because of the medical history points, but the fact that I am a patient there and some of the later works reflected my state of mind why regard to that whole process. Stay tuned!
Anyway, here is a mishmash of photos myself and others were able to get in the flurry of activity. I was just excited to wear high heels for the first time in a year…
The show is up until April 25th at BAYarts, minus one painting I let be taken off the wall because it was a time sensitive birthday gift. I’ll be posting all the work and the new stories eventually here and on my website.
I will be teaching my fashion illustration class for two sessions once again, both June 10-13th and June 24th-27th at BAYarts in Bay Village, OH. You can now register online. These classes are for ages 10 to 16 years-old.
This summer will also be the opening of The Dress Says It All at BAYarts on July 5th. I’ve written a little narrative to go with my painting for this show, but you’ll have to wait until it opens and the catalogs are printed to read it.
You can view some current and past illustrations of mine here.
I recently sat for a painting class called “Artists Painting Artists” lead by Judy Takács Pendergast. As you can guess, I’m good at sitting still, except I still run my mouth throughout the whole thing, practically.
Opening at BAYarts on Friday 7-10pm is the reception that includes all of the student work, as well as a piece or two from the artist sitters including Dino Massaroni, Rob Crombie, and myself. Here is the portrait Judy did of me, amazing eh? I’m so glad I gave myself a manicure before this class…..
Remember to register your kids ages 9 and up for my fashion illustration class at BAYArts this June. You can register and get more info here. If you have girls that are into Project Runway, I recommend it. I’ve always been amazed at what some of my past students have done.
Learn fashion and garment illustration skills. Through drawing assignments and demonstrations, you will learn to create poses, render textiles and patterns, as well as create your own “collection”.
mem $90 non-mem $105
You can view old and new illustrations of mine over on Pinterest. It’s been kind of fun doing new ones!