Sunday, June 24, 2012

Art Show

Hosta, oil on canvas, 15 x 25

Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents: 

Art of the Garden 
Artworks for, of, or inspired by the garden in a variety of media including 
sculpture, drawing, painting, fiber, photography, glass and ceramics 

28 June – 9 August 2012 
Opening with a reception on June 28, 6 – 8 pm 
Free and open to the public   M, F 9-4; T, W, Th 9-9:30; Sat 9-1 

Featuring the art of:    David M Brown    William Bukowski    David Cooley   
Eric Cornett    Bonnie Cutts    Attila Ray Dabasi    Kathe Drake 
Michelle Frahm    Tori Gagne    Anne Groton    CeCeile Hartleib 
Catherine Hearding    Scott Helmes    Joan Walsh Hickey    Aaron Jacobs   
Cynthia Kath    Annie Kennedy    Deb Kirkeeide    Linda Deg Lee 
Mary Lingen    Dodie Logue    Ernest Miller    Carl Nelson    Judd Nelson   
Deborah Neuhaus    Katy Kelly Noun    Mary Pagnucco    Barbara Parisien   
Lee Persell    Donna Rice    Katharine Robinson    Patty Carmody Smith    
Lorie Lynn Spiegel    Loretta Stoltz    Carolina Tana    Amy Von Bargen     
Gail Vass    Russ Vogt    Kathryn Vork Waryan    Mary Welke     
Betty Ann Wiens    Donna Winberg    Susan Zavadil 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Butterfly Studies

I can tell I am not going to get much blogging done this summer.... I am working on getting a web site up, doing some traveling, and am still in art-experiment mode.  I did these studies last summer.  On my evening bike rides I started collecting the small bodies of butterflies that had been hit by cars.  I pinned them to styrofoam, trying to simulate flying, and added blue backgrounds.

"We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible in the world. At death we will surrender again to the dark to become invisible. Awakening and surrender: they frame each day and each life; between them the journey where anything can happen, the beauty and the frailty."
                                                                                          - John O'Donohue