Monday, April 26, 2010

Venus Envy is almost here

This past Saturday I took the four encaustic pieces shown in the post below to the Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport.  I was so fortunate to find Helen Boyd and Jacki Olson working in their studio, so I stopped in for a chat and to admire their work.  They are two gracious and generous artists with wonderful work hanging .  Jacki was using an iron to smooth out the wax on paper on cradled board abstract.  Helen was deftly using a heat gun to get a very shiny and smooth surface on her piece.  They were both encouraging when viewing my four small pieces.  It was great to be able to share ideas among us.

I also visited sculptor Paul Algueseva in his new studio in Moline.  He has many irons in the fire (sorry, I couldn't help that!).  I'll look for his website later.
Gotta run - time for work!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Venus Envy - Quad Cities 2010

Several of my encaustic pieces have been juried into the Venus Envy -Quad Cities 2010 show.

Sixty visual artists will be showcased along with musical performances, dance, installation performances and interactive workshops on Saturday, May 1st, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in downtown Davenport, Iowa .   

The exhibit runs through May 28 during Bucktown's normal hours of operation, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.