Sunday, December 27, 2009
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I must say, I do love Mothers’ Day! I love being a mom, even when that means wiping a nose, stopping the older one from strangling the younger one, teaching them math, driving to soccer/baseball/dance/girl scouts/skiing…because it also means lots of hugs, lots of “I love you”, and lots of joy. Let’s hear it for all the moms out there!!
And since Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 9th, I am offering THIS WEEKEND ONLY $75 gift cards for only $50 for studio portrait sessions at Karen Minzner Photography studio. One card will cover the sitting fee and can be used toward a print!! That's 33% off!!!! What mom would not love photos of her children or grandchildren? The best part…you can simply give them the gift card and let them decide exactly who and what they want photographed.
This offer is ONLY available at April’s Final Friday. You need to come see me in studio 313 on April 24th (or, ok, you can call me on Second Look Saturday too) to purchase the gift cards. Posted by Karen Minzner
Monday, April 20, 2009
As I hold the camera up to look through the lens, the world changes for me. I suddenly start to see the things I miss in my everyday life. The beauty of a curve of a petal, the wanderings of a ladybug, or the flight of an osprey. All these small things slow my mind down long enough to appreciate what our magnificent environment has to offer us. It helps me realize that I am but a speck on this rock we call the earth, and to act as one of it's many stewards.
So on this up coming Mother's Day, I would like to thank the Mother of all Mother's, Mother Nature for the gifts she leaves us everyday. Small gifts or large, the beauty we encounter and those overwhelming moments of pure gratitude for what is put before me. It is my joy to be able to try to capture those moments. Posted by Elizabeth Murray
Sunday, April 19, 2009
With this painting I was experimenting with texture. The Grapefruit was painted using the tip of a palette knife. Learning to control the paint and edges of the forms with a knife is a fun challenge. I added more creative colors to spice it up a bit.
Painting what I don't see is what makes the painting really work for me. It can mean emotional/spiritual or, in this case, simply the use of color. The act of creating is for me always somewhat based on what we don't see but what we chose to communicate. With the Grapefruit painting I am just slightly exaggerating what I see.
A painter once said to me that the best thing we can do when making art is..."at some point putting down or turning away from the material we are looking at to make the art. When we turn away from our perceived reality we allow something new and different to occur."
Isn't painting wonderful...its SUCH a mystery! Posted by Cindy Olmes.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Standing in a sea of green and breathing in the wonderful air, I felt like my body melted off some of the cold and ice, that had sunk into my bones over the winter. Color, texture and shades began to pop out at me as I stood there for a few moments. After that...I felt like a wild cat stalking it's prey, mine prey just happened to be flowers of all colors, shapes and sizes, with a few lady bugs along the way.
I look forward to having some of these photos on display over the next few months along with many more spring days to come of photo field trips. Posted by Elizabeth Murray.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I love the great outdoors. That sounds a bit strange coming from someone who didn’t really care for nature as a child. I think being able to capture images like these has changed me. My husband and I headed out, to what has become one of our favorite parks, for a day of hiking. I was a bit pessimistic at first because it was a grey, misty, rainy day. By the time we made it to the top of the mountain (or hill, depending on who you are taking to), my tune had changed. I loved these trees. I was so happy that we had decided to venture out that day. It seems that nature sometimes has its own plan. As soon as you think you know it…it throws you a curve ball.
Posted by Karen Minzner
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
What elements of a landscape catch my eye? A beautiful vista doesn't always translate into a painting, at least not for me. I can travel for miles surrounded by nature's beauty enjoying every moment, but not see a painting. Then out of nowhere a painting will show itself. I was hiking at Utah's Arches National Park one September evening and this painting caught my eye. The clouds shifted just so. The orange evening light flooded the plateau and range, while the foreground juniper and sagebrush remained in shadow. It was so brief. But enough time for me to capture some mental and digital images to take back to the studio and paint this little 6x8 oil study. Posted by Ann Geise.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This Little Yellow Bowl has been hanging around the house for years. I actually was cleaning things out of the closet and getting things together to give to Goodwill. This Little Yellow bowl, along with a number of other pieces that I had made while taking pottery lessons, were sitting on the ledge. Its shape and color was so simple, yet refined. I loved the thickness and non-perfection of this piece. To say the least, it now has a permanent space in my home. Maybe its time to think about throwing pottery again? Posted by Suzzanna Shehata.