What a busy week it has been:
Prepping for the Studio Tour and celebrating Bloomsday, helping to hang the Preview Show and attending the Tour Reception, and finally opening up my home studio for the Tour.
I did take time out from this flurry to do something quiet and contemplative.
On Monday evening, I drove up to Museum Hill to view sunset of Solstice Day, and then turn around and watch the Full Moon rise above the mountains. It was spectacular, a fitting moment for appreciation.
June 16th was celebrated well – otherwise known as Bloomsday. That is the day James Joyce fans all over the world commemorate the events in the novel Ulysses.
In Santa Fe, we met at the newest venue for participatory art, Meow-Wolf, and were entertained by traditional Irish music and staged readings from the book. My latest piece, a portrait of Leopold Bloom was projected on screen before the show as well as displayed on an easel beside the stage. The white shirt I am wearing in the photo is the one I was awarded for my reading of the Molly Bloom soliloquy at the 100th anniversary celebration in Forest Park, Illinois in 2004 – I embellished it with the words, including the big “Yes.”
And now, a big “Yes” and a big cheer for the Santa Fe Studio Tour. We launched with the preview show at the Gallery of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (I helped crew the set up before dashing to Bloomsday).
Visitors came to the reception on Friday night, June 17th, to get a taste of the work of the 95 artists participating in the tour. I displayed “Bottom’s Dream”, my Midsummer's Night Dream fantasy.
The weekend was hot, but hundreds of people ventured out all over Santa Fe. I exhibited my prints and posters in my garden, and the framed original fine art collages in my studio. This is a great opportunity to see these! they are rarely exhibited. I showed visitors my technique and my tools while at my easel, and I told the stories about the artwork on display in the studio.
...and remember, you can always see what's new on my Facebook page: Deco - Artist
Love and peace!
D E C O
Art, news and thoughts from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage
May 1-23, 2021
D' Art Center
740 Boush Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Thurs., May 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
May 6-29, 2021
Las Laguna Art Gallery
577 S. Coast Highway A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
May 17 - July 2, 2021
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941