Monday, April 22, 2013

Plus One

The June exhibit at Gallery 114 will be a group show of member artists and their "Plus One" invited guest artist. I am so thrilled to be collaborating with my daughter, Jenni, for the exhibit. Jenni is an artist, designer, illustrator and chef. We shopped for vintage napkins yesterday, to create our quilt-like wall hanging. We will also have a ceramic platter from me, filled with food from her, at the opening, as well as an opportunity for gallery visitors to participate in sharing their personal recipes or food related stories. I can't wait to see how our personal styles blend together create our own story about food, family, gathering and sharing.............

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Avenues of Art

I am delighted that I will be participating in Avenues of Art, a program with New Avenues for Youth. Thanks to the wonderful Rena Satre Meloy, who I lucky enough to know through my work with her at the Community Warehouse and the Chair Affair, for getting us involved in this wonderful and important organization.The Grishman creative team will once again participate in a fundraising event. We will each created a 12 x 12 plywood piece on the theme of HOME. New Avenues of Art is the program within  New Avenues for Youth, that creates the opportunity for homeless youth who often have no access to food, shelter, education, and job training, to find their voice through the arts. I will also be doing a presentation through the AMP, Artist Mentorship Program, later this week on my art, my process and will share my progress on my art board, and all the youth in the program will be creating their own as well. My board is a narrative about home using all found objects, or objects from SCRAP, once again proving that you can make art out of anything! Pictures to come soon.......