Sunday, March 06, 2011

the art enthusiast: march 2011

It's March! Spring should be right around the corner - and I am looking forward to it!

Music has always had a big influence on my work. When I paint to Bach, I find myself getting very nostalgic and even melancholy - my colours are more muted. When I paint to Ray LaMontagne, I find myself slowing down and painting looser. And when I am painting to classic Nirvana I find myself getting into darker subject matter and applying the paint quickly and with more paint on the brush. It really is subconscious. Try creating (whether it's writing, painting, sculpting...) to different music and pay attention to how differently your work turns out! Paint the same subject matter to different music and it becomes even more clear.

Class Schedules:

Corks & Canvases These classes are great for date night or girl's night! Come and paint to music while you enjoy a class of wine. All supplies are covered in the cost - just bring yourself and your friends. Visit their website for more information and to sign up online:
1) March 8, 6:30-8:30pm: VoVina Martini Bar in Kirkland, we'll be painting limes!
2) March 9, 6:30-8:30pm: Urban Enoteca in Seattle where we'll be painting a Raven.
3) March 17 6:30-8:30pm: Apex at Alder Ridge Winery in Woodinville. We'll be creating paintings of Koi in a pond
4) March 22, 6:30-8:30pm: VoVina Martini Bar in Kirkland, this night we'll be doing colourful paintings of poppies!

The Art Workshop Ask your PTA to bring us to your school! Right now I'm teaching at two schools. The classes are 1-hour after school, and each week I will lead the students in a new project, and all supplies are included!
1) View Ridge Elementary, 6 weeks on Tuesdays, begins January 18th
2) Penny Creek Elementary, 6 weeks, begins January 24th
3) Creative Art at Rosehill Community Center, open to any children in Kindergarten–Fifth Grade. The classes will begin Feb 17th and go 6 weeks through March 24th, Thursdays from 4-5pm. Contact the City of Mukilteo today at 425-263-8180 (cite code number 1441). Classes are only $85 for the whole session and include all supplies. Joining late? Just ask for a pro-rated fee!


EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center I have five pieces at the SDC gallery on now through April 8th! I sent around an invitation early to visit the show! If I get enough response I will host a private reception. Just email me and let me know if you're interested!

Parklane Gallery The gallery is featuring guest artists in its front windows this month for "Local Colour". I will have at least 2 pieces there this month of kids enjoying the great outdoors. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Starbucks Come by to get your daily buzz at the location on 196th St SW in Lynnwood. I have 3 pieces hanging right now and will be updating it shortly.

Other News:

BLUE LUNA opens on Thursday, March 10th! Come by throughout the day for special deals on the great fashion from Cop.Copine, Sunlight and Isabel De Pedro to just name a few! Their address is 10619B NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA 98004. Please pass it on to anyone you think would be interested! Ivetta has been working hard at getting her collection of edgy yet feminine designs ready for the opening.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

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