Thanks to everyone who came to our opening reception for “Resurfacing” at the Women’s Building, and also thanks to those who were there in spirit but didn’t make it in person. If you didn’t make it, you missed cupcakes:
These are the first two in what I hope will be a new series that I am calling my “phantom organ” series. They are my tweak on the general concept of phantom limb syndrome, and address the way large, life changing decisions can sometimes feel like cutting away or giving up a part of oneself in order to preserve the whole. I am considering making phantom ears, lungs, and bones; additional body part suggestions are welcome and encouraged! Hoping to have two or three more body parts done before my solo show in November at the Baroque Room (opening reception Friday, Nov. 4th as a part of Lowertown First Fridays).
We had a lovely reception and I got all kinds of great comments on impressions people get from my artwork. I love hearing all the different things people “see” in my paintings. DNA unzipping itself was a particularly good one. Thanks again to the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota for this exhibition opportunity and all my fellow exhibition committee members for their help to pull it off. The exhibition is on display until October 21st and open building hours are 9am-4pm (actually I was told the doors auto-lock at 4:30, but the official hours on the postcards say 4:00 so…yeah). Artwork is on all three floors and in the conference room, so if you go, make sure you wander around to see all of it. The address for the Women’s Building is 550 Rice Street in St. Paul (just a couple blocks north of University).
Keep in touch! I’ll be posting some of the newest artwork in the show on my website portfolio very soon and also revealing some new professional artist portraits taken with Suzanne of Suzanne Shaff Photography. Like my facebook page too, if you haven’t already.
Speaking of exciting things in the works, but jumping way out of my league, the wonderful people over at Springboard for the Arts shared some huge, fantastic news this past week about new funding for arts placemaking along the central corridor in St. Paul. Check out Irrigate to learn more, and/or watch this video of the exciting launch on Thursday. I am so proud of Springboard and the other partners involved in this massive, inspiring undertaking, and feel very lucky to consider several of those Springboard peeps my friends and colleagues.