Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday night gallery hop in Columbus...and another busy day in my studio....

sugar cookie inspired wooden ornaments...notice the gingerbread  man is chewed by Miss Roxie...
 four very generous men who have changed the lives of everyone here in Licking county....

 the beginning of another Christmas tree Advent calendar....process to be going on...
 Joy to the World....and special glitter  mix for a snowy effect...
 this is the beginning of a special ornament 5 by 7 inches ...for a wonderful teacher friend...
 more design elements ...puffy beads... and glass beads ...all before the jingle bells and ribbons...
the sun is gracing us today and yesterday...temperatures almost to 55 degrees...so lovely but Winter is once again on its way to Licking County...great for tonight's Candle Light Walk in Granville and the wonderful food bank campaign down at Dawes Arboretum...


 the clouds are moving in...Santa will be arriving early for some very good children early tomorrow...
 I love the wistful sky today...
 Paul Hamilton's LOVE installation...a mixed media work that fills the entrance way of the gallery...
 Paul's poem was a story shared in itself...
 delicious chocolate mice treats...so sweet...they also had reindeer nose treats...
 George Leach and Marlana...this was an exciting night
 Sally Farber had some sweet small realism paintings in this opening...we met about 4 years ago at Catherine's...she is going to visit me at my studio and come to my exhibit in January...
 Lynn Logan Grimes sharing her felted creations ...delightful!!
 Paul Hamilton's posters in the bathroom exhibit...
 more beautiful art ...
 Aminah's three -D collage in a shadow box...
 More of Aminah's wonderful story telling works...
 above the door...so many wonderful works to see and study...
 sculpture...
 paintings......
 goat who looks a men...sculpture with a sense of humor...
 this hand carved Chess set is so full of intriguing carvings...

 Sally's husband is so patient...while Lynn and sally become acquainted!
 right on the wall...
 Matisse's Pizza Patrick was there to cheer this wonderful teacher on...
 my handsome patient husband Ken....smoozing
 Art Access provided this incredible quartet...thank you for the festive music...
 we were packed in this gallery...we walked out and eight people were walking in....a real celebratory night!

 the cool night air felt great... looking inside from the front sidewalk....
 Lindsay Gallery showcases outsider ART...very interesting and some upcoming young artist mixed in with Smokey Brown and even an Elijah Pierce...
 I would love to own this mermaid....
 George Leach and I made plans for an upcoming art hop...he rents a car...parking is a real premium in the Short North....
 we finished up our night at the Sharon Weiss Gallery on Lincoln...she had an opening for Rick Akers...and shared some work coming in the next exhibit.  She and Roger make sure everyone is welcomed...it is like walking into a friend's home....
 I will be back....
 Sharon has already visited me with Roger in my Whispers and Echoes Studio...
 here is Rock Akers with his sister...he has a reason to be celebrating... check his works out if you get a chance..
 these birds were wonderful; wouldn't ti be nice to have them all purchased together and installed as a unit .





this is one of George's wonderful paintings...  I have one in my studio that was painted in Mount Vernon is you would like to see one up close....
Last night I met Ken in Columbus and we made the rounds in Bexley and the Short North Gallery district for a preview of the upcoming December special exhibitions.  It was a whirl  wind exercise but I did find myself energized by the newest possibilities.  We went to the Hammond Harkin Gallery to see some of our favorites and some exciting new artists.  I renewed my acquaintance with Sally Farber who lives in Ashland.  Aminah Robinson and Paul Hamilton had wonderful small works ...perfect for the holiday gift season.  I am tired tonight but I will post some photos tonight and share the excitement.


Today it Aids Awareness Day around the world... two decades ago when I worked on the Aids quilt both here in the USA and Australia...I was so sure we would have a cure by today...too many people are gone too soon.  Imagine and Live in Peace,  Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

2 comments:

  1. Always big art,doings in your world....What is Roxie doing chewing those ornaments...mine would reduce them to splinters!!! xox

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  2. I love that wooden goat...just too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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