An abundance of good friends, new friends, art patrons, curiosity seekers, fellow artists, and wanderers showed up for our Annual Open Studio Art Tours Event the end of October. It was a homecoming, of sorts, since Allen and I were in Detroit marrying off our youngest during the 2011 Hwy 62 Art Tours. My new direction of small canvases was well received, in fact I sold several, and my large canvas was the topic of much discussion. Fellow artist, Deborah Martin, gave me the canvas with a challenge to work large and after staring at it for a month, I took the first brush to canvas . I was pleasantly surprised with the result and at the feeling of “opening up” that working on a larger piece gave me , physically as well as artistically. If you are interested in seeing it in person, I entered in the Southland Show currently hanging at theTwentynine Palms Art Gallery.
I am pleased to announce that Allen and I will once again welcome visitors to our studio during the 9th Annual HWY 62 ART TOURS. We are the first weekend October 23 and 24 from 9-5. I have begun work on several new series and am excited about where they are leading me. If you can’t wait until the tours, I have art at True World Gallery in Joshua Tree, CA, Woods in the Desert Art Gallery in Joshua Tree, CA, 29 Palms Creative Center in Twentynine Palms, CA and the Glass Outhouse Gallery in Wonder Valley, CA. If you are local you can pick up a program at any SunRunner distribution point, and/or the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council Office in Joshua Tree and if you are from out of the area you can order one online or our Limited Edition Collector Portfolio which includes a CD with tracks from all the favorite Hwy 62 Musicians at www.hwy62arttours.com
Allen and I are having sharing the walls of a small local gallery this March. The GlassOut House Gallery is on Thunder Road about 5 miles east of Twentynine Palms. Located in the Wonder Valley area of the Mojave Desert, the gallery was a rabbitfarm in a former life. With the vision of the owner, Laurel Sidel, and the hard work of Robyn Goudy it was transformed into a small but magical venue for sharing art. Allen will exhibit hislarge mixed media figures and I will share my small assemblages. So many Alice in Wonderland connections made it necessary for us to reference that in our invitation……. Please join us for the opening reception March 6, 2010 from 1-5