Archive for April, 2011

Happy Easter!

April 25, 2011

Happy Belated Easter! I hope everyone had a great Easter. I was unable to visit family but I did treat my self to some delicious take-out and enjoyed some Netflicks.

Above is an image that was featured in my 2011 desk calendar. However, the calendar was created digitally and I am in the process of painting some favorites.

Inspired Art

April 11, 2011
Hello all! I am excited to post about my recent piece for Inspired Art, an event created by America SCORES NY. This group is involved with the creative expression in NYC public schools though an art exhibit in April 27th! The event will exhibit my and other artists’ pieces inspired

by NYC elementary student poems! You can learn details and buy tickets here:

https://americascores.ejoinme.org/?tabid=276662

America Scores is a non-profit that empowers students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression and community service.  This year’s event has brought in visual artists and asked them to choose a poem which inspires them based on the collection of poems written by the children in the program, and then all the artists would create a piece of art inspired by the words.

Be sure to “LIKE” their facebook HERE and spread the good word.

You can also follow the program on Twitter by clicking HERE

TUNE IN FOR MORE INFO CLOSER TO THE DATE!

“The Exquisite Corpse”

April 6, 2011

The “Exquisite Corpse” show was a group exhibition featuring collaborative drawings initiated and overseen by The Savannah College of Art and Design Painting Department visiting artist Michael Scoggins. The reception was held at Mr. Beast Gallery the weekend of Thursday, February 24th 7-10pm and it was very successful! We were able to raise close to 2,000$ for the West Broad YMCA.

The Exquisite Corpse drawings are a mix of colorful humor and a particularly captivating peculiarity; a trifold drawing that 3 different artists work on individually and not seeing what the artist before had drawn. It is traditionally oriented in three sections as ‘head’, ‘torso’ and ‘legs’ So you end up with some rather interesting compositions once completed and the buyer of these pieces get three artists for the price of one! The exquisite corpse has been around a long time but the surrealist painters made it especially popular during their time. The collaborative nature of this project fostered an extraordinary sense of community among its participants and the result was a body of close to 500 humorous drawings.

We priced each drawing at $20 to make them affordable for everyone, to bring the entire community together and to raise as much funding as possible. The show brought many different members of our community together and was a great experience for all and was a great event!!

To check out more about the talented and well-known Michael Scoggins, our Visiting Artist for the term, please visit either site bellow.

http://www.facebook.com/greenwaffle

http://www.re-title.com/artists/MICHAEL-SCOGGINS.asp

To learn more about the West Broad YMCA, a center that works to rebuild its community and houses a variety of enrichment and recreation programs for the children of the Chatham County Savannah district.

http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/