New site is up, and new studio is set up!

After a hiatus from the web site, blogging, and other things promotional, I’m back!

David Moore, MSU Alum, set up this new & improved web site for me which I’m looking forward to actually using, as it’s a WordPress structure and (hopefully) easier to alter than my clunky, built-from-scratch former one. Check out David’s great computer generated work @ www.davidvmoore.com.

May and June have been insane for me – the semester was wrapped up, the Kentucky Women’s Photographers Network exhibition opened at the Claypool-Young Art Gallery, and Pete and I went to NYC courtesy of an MSU Creative Productions Summer Fellowship (basis: the Garment District is my art supply mecca). See pictures below.

Me (looking like an urban gypsy) & Roxy Paine's sculpture on the roof of the Met Museum

Me (looking like an urban gypsy) & Roxy Paine's sculpture on the roof of the Met Museum

Roxy Paine sculpture on Met Museum roof, May 2009

Roxy Paine sculpture on Met Museum roof, May 2009

Leonora Carrington painting @ Met Museum

Leonora Carrington painting @ Met Museum

In Memory of Jane, tombstome @ Trinity Church

In Memory of Jane, tombstome @ Trinity Church

Florine Stettheim painting @ the Met - Wall Street

Florine Stettheim painting @ the Met - Wall Street

Wall Street - Pete & I wondered if the statues were about to leap off to their demise.

Wall Street - Pete & I wondered if the statues were about to leap off to their demise.

Models catwalking down 5th Ave.

Models catwalking down 5th Ave.

And probably the most exciting news is that we moved into a new place out of town, on a ridge surrounded by a lot of trees and peace/quiet. I’m very pleased with the room which is my studio – great light, close to the kitchen and bathroom (v important!), and of course, with the giant dog/kitty bed . . . because when pets have the run of the house, they of course prefer to be in the exact same room as you are.

Studio View 1

Studio View 1

Studio View 2

Studio View 2

Studio View 3

Studio View 3

Studio View 4

Studio View 4

Studio View 5 - Sleestack & Duchess in Studio

Studio View 5 - Sleestack & Duchess in Studio

Finally, art news:

I will be at Miami University’s CraftSummer Program next week teaching narrative embellished textile assemblage – it’s my three time there, and I have always really enjoyed the whole experience from teaching to the staff’s hospitality. Oxford, Ohio, is a very cute town too – with a bead store, no less.

Diane Kahlo, a painter and mixed media artist from Lexington, KY, curated me into an exhibition called No Borders in Chicago at the Logsdon 1909 Gallery, and one of the Appalachian Altars (Fertility) sold. Another work sold at the Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, MO.

I’ve been teaching quite a bit at Byzantium Beads in Columbus, OH – now segueing into teaching shrink art with color pencils, markers, and acrylic paint. The next workshop is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, and student will learn various techniques, and how to employ them to make earrings, necklaces, wine charms, etc.

Other than that, the rest of the summer (now that the studio is up and running!), I will be pushing it to crank out some work. No excuses now!

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