Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sketch Crawl

The Shiawassee Art Center in Owosso is having a Sketch Crawl on Saturday April 11, 2009. Many artists, sketching, enjoying and networking on the beautiful grounds which includes a castle and the Shiawassee River. It is a beautiful place to sketch, paint or just take pictures and wander the grounds.

The art center is a wonderful place to shop for gifts and they have art instruction classes. I have been going there for years! They are also on Facebook. Just sign on and type in Shiawassee Art Center to become a friend and see updates.

Click Sketch Crawl for more information on this organization. The Arts Center has also posted their event as do groups all around the world! Click on the forum to view all the happenings for your area!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Art Show Opportunity Full of Nature

While surfing the internet this morning for artistic endeavors, I came upon the Woldumar Nature Center Website. Of particular interest is the Wildflower Weekend to be held May 9th and 10th this year.

My main interest was the art show and doing some plein air painting. However, there are many other activities to explore: Wildflower Walk, Plant Sale, Pontoon Rides, Free Garden Seminars, Entertainment, Woodcarving, Pancake Breakfast, Tours and so much more.

Sounds like a wonderful nature filled day for all. I will be putting this one on my calendar!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Words of Wisdom

While surfing the internet, I came upon Kevin Weckbach's space on the MySpace Website. While reading Kevin's posts, it became apparent to me that this artist has a wealth of information to discuss about the intricacies of painting. I plan to read all of the posts and so should you.

Kevin Weckbach's art has been described as fluid, poetic, abstract work that is a pure expression of the artist himself. The Abend Gallery of Fine Art has this listed this about him: "His work is very sophisticated in the intellectual structure, the brush work and how Weckbach leads the viewer with color. Yet the work has spontaneity and freshness and conveys much with simplicity. Truly an exciting and talented artist. Art is a whole way of understanding. There is a difference between someone who looks at the world with their eyes, opposing one who sees the world through their eyes. Kevin is one who can see. Not only in an artistic way, but depicted in a logical manner with all sincerity of mood."

I enjoy reading ANYTHING about art. It is second to creating my art. It is a huge part of my life that I will always have to sustain me through hard times. As I find other tasty morsels on the Internet I will be sharing.....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Marketing Meeting

We all agreed to meet on Saturday March 7 at noon at the Stillwater Grill in Brighton. I called today to make reservations and discovered they do not open until 3pm on Saturday. We need to either select another place or another date. I will email all in the group with some options.

We have a couple of new people that plan to join us this time.