Saturday, May 03, 2008

Venus Envy Reception

*From 5/3/08)
Last night was entertaining at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport, IA. I attended the Venus Envy artist reception, viewed the exhibit of the art (which includes 2 of my pieces mentioned in the last post), and wandered through some of the artist studio/galleries. There was a lovely assortment of appetizers (including chocolate dipped strawberries - yum!), a bar, and chair massages for the artists. A very nice surprise since last week I'd mentioned to my art group friends that nothing short of a chair massage would impress me after I read an email that said we'd be "pampered"!

Tonight I return the Bucktown Center for the actual event of music, dance, and theater performances.

Quad City Arts Exhibition Gallery

I submitted a CD of artwork to the Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, IL, which is just across the Mississippi River from the Bucktown Center. It's a great gallery of work from artists within a 250 mile range. I won't find out if my work is accepted for a couple of months, so in the meantime, I'm going to keep exploring some ideas that have been percolating for awhile!

Anne Von Ehr Pastel Workshop

More catching up today... A couple of weeks ago I participated in a pastel workshop in Sycamore, IL sponsored by KVAL. It was the first time I'd really used soft pastels and I learned so much. Anne Von Ehr is truly a wonderful teacher and someone I actually worked with years ago near the start of both of our teaching careers in Oswego,IL. Imagine my delight to be able to catch up a bit with her after so many years!

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