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Here's some new work shot by Liz Murray who has just returned from a great adventure attending a Native American spiritual event. Tonight is the first time I will get to speak with her about these great photos! Hope you can stop by and hear her wonderful stories.
Posted by Judi Parks
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Meet our new jewelry artist at gallery hop tonight! We're happy to have her onboard! Here's a little that was written about her.
Jewelry designer, Lisa Adkinson of Lisa Robin Jewelry, was recently honored as a Top 10 Copper Circle Finalist in a national annual competition for emerging designers. The Jewelry Design Business Development Grant program sponsored by industry supplier Halstead Bead Inc. awards cash grants and valuable business plan assistance to jewelry entrepreneurs. She will be paired with an established jewelry design mentor through the award’s business development program.
The designs are taken from her interest in travel, architecture, culture, design, classic symbols and patterns. Each design reflects Lisa's emotional and spiritual connection to these experiences when she transforms her designs into sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone jewelry.
The Lisa Robin signature pattern Portale, (Italian for door or portal) was inspired by a wrought iron lintel above a doorway on a quiet street in Florence, Italy. Doorways frequently appear as a metaphor for change which is personally significant to her. The Lisa Robin debut collection uses the Portale design combined with her contemporary take on a paisley pattern, which originated as a symbol of renewal in Babylon as long as 3,000 years ago. “It is very gratifying to gain national recognition, especially after having just launched The Paisley Collection in February, 2009.”
Posted by Judi Parks
Posted by Judi Parks
Saturday, July 25, 2009
this work, I approached it with hesitation by sketching several of Picasso's individual studies, such as Picasso's study of a horse (estudio para elcabello).
the painting hung (349 X 776 cm). Overcome, I backed away and completed another sketch. Viewers can take pictures in the museum if the flash is inactive, but shooting Picasso sketches felt more like an assault on them.
Drawing slowed me down enough to converse with the lines, the composition, the process, and with Picasso.
Drawing in a public place, much less the Sofia, was like standing naked on a crowded street. I felt vulnerable, yet the act of drawing allowed me to block out the noise. I could hear in the background, "Mama, mira, undebujante." (Mother, look an artist). Being called an artist by a child in the presence of the Gernica was a great honor.
The night we returned from Spain, I completed an acrylic (22" X 22") of a double bloom daylily. Spain left me hungry to pick up the brush once more.
Posted by Stephen Kroeger
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friends of mine have horses, who had invited me on several occasions to come out and take pictures whenever I wanted. Tonight was the night. I ran out to their house and quickly headed to the pasture. I let myself in and watched where I stepped, wishing I had worn boots, not sandals. Then, the horses headed to me to check out this new thing in their territory.
Now, I am a city girl. This may not have been the smartest move on my part, to just let myself into their pasture. I wanted to turn around and run, but I think my camping and bear training kicked in. "Don't run!!!" I told myself, as if they would catch up and maul me.
I had forgotten how big horses are. Too many movies watched about one of man's best friends, and how gentle they are. Then suddenly as well, that large cup of strong coffee kicked in, that I had just polished off. My hands and knees started to shake. What a great time for a caffeine buzz.
They came up to me and started nudging me. I was thinking, "This is not good". I have never been bitten, nor kicked by a horse, and really have never had a desire to be, as well.
One of the big guys took an interest in my camera bag I had left hanging on the fence post. He started to chew on it. My mind is now thinking "LENSES!" All my lenses were in there and I could imagine them being stepped on or crunched by the beautiful creature I might soon resent.
As I am watching my camera bag being chewed, and being nudged by a REALLY BIG horse, I am trying to take pictures, but my hands were shaking so badly it was impossible. I must have passed the test though, they moved back to grazing, mean while keeping an eye on me. I quickly unlocked the gate and grabbed my bag and let myself out.
Hope you enjoy the photos!
Posted by Elizabeth Murray
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Since the opening night of studio 313's expansion, Louisville artists Tom and Mary Kinney's exhibit of custom jewelry and enamel on copper miniatures have delighted Cincinnati visitors through their offerings of unique wearable art and collector pieces.