Walking down at American Camp, 4 in the afternoon as a winter storm approaches.
Realizing the last post was in Spring, somehow this photo seems just right. The weather is cold and stormy, and the gallery is so cozy and warm.
The Amazing Holiday Show hangs on the walls, lots of color and fun artworks. The antithesis of the approaching dark and bleak weather.
The Northwest weather has been so cold, the last couple of days below freezing. Love that down coat purchased for this reason.
The sun’s shining, that helps though sunset is 4.30 .. but the solstice will occur in a few weeks, and the light returns slowly.
Stop by and warm up.
And yes we even Gift wrap and deliver…..
Tonight, just walking around town, and I spotted this beautiful sight. Look forward to more blossoms.
Just picked up the new heart/love paintings by Jaime.they are well so sweet. And one just got snapped up by client. Thank you
. And so you know, Jaime will be in a show in June 203, called the Dog Show. Watch for some exciting new work and perhaps a change in direction.
The other artist featured in the Dog Show is Barbara Duzan. This artist has an amazing feel for all creatures especially dog. She currently has 2 or is it 3 Goldens… Barbara’s doing both bronze and paper mache.
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Catherine in her studio. [I love my job].
Working on new paintings inspired by her recent trip to Bhutan, she continues incorporating old found texts and other objects into these new mixed media pieces. Still working with the theme of 108 images. The studio smells of wax and paint tinged with a bit of dog. [Her 2 old sweet girls]
There are conversations about artists, galleries, the world in general and of course more, travel plans. Where to go and what to see.
Next up, the other favorite part. Where are we going to go for lunch?
Catherine’s fabulous assistant Julie, always has a great suggestion but this time we go to Oddfellow’s Hall, as the food is fresh and satisfying.
The gallery continues to feature recent works of trees, birds and the elements. Stop by and visit. The gallery is open Feb 13th – 18th for Valentine’s week and President’s weekend. Cheers
The studio of Catherine Eaton Skinner
With all that has occurred with gun use in our society, it was refreshing to see this article on the work of Linda Lighton. The gallery has represented Linda’s ceramics for many years. She is know for her wit and edge, currently based in Kansas City, This review was just published on the Huffington Post.
As the gun control debate continues, artists who have been expressing their opinions on the controversial subject for years are letting their work do the talking.
One such artist is Linda Lighton, whose gun sculptures explore the attraction and repulsion Americans have toward weapons. Balancing notions of freedom, glamour, devotion and danger, Lighton presents guns not as pure vehicles of evil but as complex, alluring and frightening objects. To read the entire review http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/22/gun-art-linda-lighton-taking-aim-weapons_n_2345381.html?utm_hp_ref=arts
As you can tell, the gallery looks very festive and the weather is almost cold enough to snow…..
Lots of wonderful gifts for those special people in your life, and yes we do gift wrap…
Upcoming shortly, the solstice, and all those pagan rituals, the renewal of the seasons.
And the countdown for Christmas has begun and then the New Years…and all the festivities associated with the celebration.
My wish to you, is enjoy the season surrounded by loved ones, family and friends and be filled with love and gratitude for each and every one.
And of course, I couldn’t resist, and an art filled year.