I am happy to announce that I am working on a project for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in partnership with ArtWorks and Kolar Design. It involves some of my favorite things:
art-making with kids and teens, art-making on my own, and the sublime ArtWorks Cincinnati .
Here is a preliminary study related to my submitted theme, CONVERSATIONS, that was chosen by the design team. I'll be eventually working on 15 large mixed-media pieces that incorporate art from CHMC children and their families. Look for more news as the project progresses through the rest of this year.
There is ALOT happening here in my studio. Here are my spring and summer projects; itemized, sanitized, summarized:
1. a commission from my favorite non-profit arts organization ArtWorks. It began several months ago and the final deadline is next Feb. I am just now signing a contract so am still figuring out what I can post about it, for now let me just say that I'm very excited about it and am gearing up for A LOT of painting.
2. another "family" commission. so excited to paint a "signature" piece of their history and backgrounds for this newly-wed couple. and it's a DIPTYCH on my favorite surface, PANEL!
3. I've bought a tent! After a couple of years of "the inclement weather" tour I have made an investment and thus, a commitment. I am hoping to do the Autumn Air Art Fair in Clifton in November ( with all of the work that did not get exhibited at the Spring Fling last week). Hyde Park and Wyoming Shows are on my radar once the ArtWorks project is complete.
4. other than that I'm excited to see where the Journey and the Life Together themes lead. I have more Losing My Religion work to explore, too.
These 4x6 acrylic on woodblock pieces and more will be for sale at The College Hill Spring Fling happening Saturday May 10 in the Gene Kress Lot at the corner of Hamilton and NorthBend in College Hill (behind College Hill Coffee, Marty's Hops and Vines, Silk Road Textiles). The show goes from 10 am to 4pm, I'll be there til 2. Hope to see you there!