In previous blogs I’ve talked about how I create sculptures that explore a common theme and subsequently develop into a collection. September is all about that – the introduction and exhibit of a new series called “The Senior’s Residence.” As a full time artist there are many benefits to releasing new art in a series. You put a lot of thought and research into the subject, which makes for better art; You create more pieces, developing a larger body of work and you create a series that can be exhibited or written about as a collection.
For the audience it’s always interesting to know how the series came about and what was the artist’s motivation. For me, “Seniors Residence” is a reflection of what I see happening around me and my circle of family and friends. I fall in the middle of the baby boomer age category – that requires me to give some thought to the future and make plans for what is ahead. I’m also part of the sandwich generation where I have an elderly parent that needs my time and attention, and children and grandchildren who still need me but who see me as slightly ‘technology’ challenged and a little old fashioned.
Come and take a look . . . here’s what I’m up to this month . . . Hope to see you soon!
DIMENSIONS 2015 – Sculptural Exhibit by the National Capital Network of Sculptors.
Where? St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON
Vernissage – Thursday, September 10th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Photo Top Left: The Ladies of Hunt Club Manor Exploring the range of personalities at a Retirement Home. Photo Right: The Twinkle Behind the Wrinkle . . . Love, flirting and romance.
Nuit Blanche is a dusk-to-dawn celebration of art and local culture in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. The 2015 event will take place on Saturday September 19th starting at 6:19pm until September 20th at 4:20 am. I’m scheduled for the 7:00pm to 10:00pm time slot – you will find me along George Street. The Human Library as a way for people to reach out and connect with individual artists. Visitors to the outdoor library have an opportunity during the event to borrow Human books and to engage in conversation with the books. The artists (or the human books), will have samples of their work and in my case I will also be demonstrating and allowing people to handle the clay and textiles as we talk.
September 24th SÉLECTIONS is an annual juried exhibit organized by AOE Arts Council that features members artwork. SÉLECTIONS 2015 will take place from Sept. 24 until Oct. 20 2015, in Salons A and B of the Trinity Art Gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The vernissage is on Thursday, September 24th from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Photo Bottom Right: The Gamers Forever Young at Heart