It has been some long weeks since I updated my blog, but it was not for the lack of activity. I have been busy with the completion of the collage pictured here. Fourth in the series titled “Coral Reef”, this piece is larger in format, around 30” x 32”, and uses bold swaths of color crisscrossing, tumbling and twisting unpredictably. I have been working at it diligently, both in my studio and at my station in the Railyard Artisans Market. I am excited to see it coming together so powerfully.
The blooming month of June is upon us, and in addition to seeing the flowers in my garden create a lush hideaway, I am excited about an upcoming event mid-June: Bloomsday! This is the day that Joyceans all over the world gather to read passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses, commemorating the moment when the fictional Leopold Bloom experienced a day in a life in Dublin, June 16, 1904. In Santa Fe, our Joyce group, led by renowned actor Adam Harvey, is once again going to celebrate in our usual theatrical, musical, artsy style. This year we are taking over George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Theater. He has assembled a cast of local intellectuals and celebrities to perform selected parts of the novel. Adam asked me and another artist from our group, Carla Cooper, to display our Joyce-inspired art for the evening. I have two pieces – my portrait of Leopold Bloom based on a sketch by Joyce that I saw in Trieste, and the epic-sized “Bloomsday at Molly Malone’s” a work inspired by the 100th year celebration in Forest Park, Illinois. The original collages of these two are still available as well as prints in various sizes. We always have fun, and this year will prove to be especially jolly: the Cocteau has a bar. Guinness anyone?
Another global event is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Summer of Love begins grandly. A remastered version of the album has been released recently and a new all Beatles radio station is now playing 24/7…all good things. Michelle Joni Lapidos of The Fest for Beatles Fans invited me to create an event for her World Wide Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Filled Week – she kicked off with a colorful skipping event in Manhattan. My event was more modest in scope: Pepper Doodle. At a specified time, people all over the world are invited to listen to the album, draw as whim takes them and then post the pix on the page. The next one is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8 pm EDT.
I will be at the Railyard Artisans Market most Sundays in the coming weeks. I will be completing my piece and starting a new one. I’d love to see you there!
Love and Peace
What Goes On:
Fire & Hops Gastropub,
222 N. Guadalupe,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This show features some of my largest and rarely seen collages, including "Bloomsday at Molly Malone's" , "Cast Out", "Night Vision and "Limitless Undying Love"
On display for the rest of the summer
Deco will be at the
Railyard Artisans Market
Sundays 10 am to 4 pm
July 1, 8, 15, and 22
Demonstrations of collage technique and fun things for sale
The Fest for Beatles Fans, Chicago, August 10-12; art show, performances and poetry
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items of my designs
DECO//fine art collage
Just added to the store: full-size prints of my collage "Regard", matted and ready for framing - Here and nowhere else!
Collage items in the online store include these:
"Our Lady of Peace in Love"
small (12” x 16”) $50 medium (16” x 20”) $75 full size (18” x 24” )$100
Includes certificate of authenticity;
shipping via carrier of your choice
5" x 7" featuring an original collage design on the front, blank inside, available for purchase, on line or at the market.
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul and Harvest:Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled , ready for framing.
Prints, posters and cards make beautiful gifts
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
When you are in Santa Fe:
Listen to ArtFusion,
Thursdays at noon on KVSF, the Voice of Santa Fe, 101.5 FM
Enjoy amazing and creative desserts at The Compound Restaurant on picturesque Canyon Road
Relax and nibble at Fire and Hops Gastropub, 222 N. Guadelupe
Shop at the Railyard Artisans Market
Farmers Market Pavilion
Paseo de Peralta & Guadalupe, Santa Fe
And Around the Corner:
Exquisite Corpse Show in Santa Fe in the Community Gallery in Santa Fe in October
Stars, Planets and Galaxies - Solo Show in Los Alamos, January 2019
Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
by appointment and with a smile!
And, as always:
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