JUNE LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

First and foremost, there will not be a July blog due to an extremely full schedule.

This month's topic is VALIDATION.  All of us want our work validated by others whether it is by seeing our work in a gallery or someone purchasing a piece or a compliment of our work.  Before I moved to New Mexico I had a following in the city I lived.  I could scarcely show a piece before someone purchased it.  I was in 3 different galleries there and I have been in 3 galleries here but I have lost my following.

At first I was very discouraged then I did a series "The Safari Series" which gave me my 15 minutes of fame by being a part of National Geographic on Assignment's piece on Dan Eldon, Reuter's youngest photographer that was stoned to death in Somalia.  It was one of the most exciting times of my life and many of my 22 pieces sold then NOTHING.

The NOTHING  made me feel less of an artist.

I began to think about why I did my art and determined it was the fact that it gave me great joy.  Joy became my validation.  It has long been my opinion that all of us have a desire and an actual need to create.  It does not have to be a painting or a piece of sculpture.  Some are creative in their gardening; others in the culinary skills....I could go on and on. 

Allow your joy to be your VALIDATION. 

If you need the validation of others, Facebook has many art groups one can participate in and the members are wonderful with their "Likes" and their "Loves" and many times a compliment. 

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This month I was in the groove; so I present the pieces that I completed.

 "Meet Me at the Fair"   

"Meet Me at the Fair"

 

 "Money Makes the World Go Round"   

"Money Makes the World Go Round"

 

 "Volume II"   

"Volume II"

 

 "All in the Family"   

"All in the Family"

 

 "Out of Africa"

"Out of Africa"

 "The Rising Sun"   

"The Rising Sun"

 

 "Venetian Carnivale"  ***  MUST NOT MISS  - Check this out on Google...A Finnish group called MELTING ICE has taken an glacier that is diminishing daily  and have created a 35 foot sculpture of Trump's head.  How appropriate!  - Check out the 3 dimensional sculptures of birds, bees, etc. by UK artist Lisa Lloyd at:  lisalloyd.net  ***  LOCAL  - The Albuquerque Museum of Art continues "The Art of Politics" through August 12th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  - The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado continues "Jeffrey Gibson:  Like a Hammer" through August 12th.  - Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico has a new exhibit "Wandering and Wondering" through July 10th.  - The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico features "Larry Bell: Hocus Pocus and 12" begins June 9th through October 7th.  ***  NATIONAL  - The New York History Society presents "Celebrating Bill Cunningham" (the NY Times famous photographer) from June 8th through September 9th.  - "David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite" continues at the Pace Gallery in New York City through June 17th.   - "No Spectators:  The Art of Burning Man" continues at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. through January 21, 2019.  - "Renoir: Father and Son/Paintings and Cinema" continues at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia through September 3rd.  - "Rene Margritte: The Fifth Season" continues at San Francisco MOMA through October 28th.  - "Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i" is on view at LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery in Hawaii.  - "The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe's Contemporary Art" is on exhibit at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas through September 3rd.  ***  - "Alexander Calder: From Stony River to the Sky" is on view at Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Somerset, England through September 9th.  - "Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece" is on exhibit at the British Museum, London, England through July 29th.  - "Monet and Architecture" is on view continues at London's National Gallery through July 29th.  - "ABBA: Super Troopers" is on exhibit at London, England's Southbank Centre through July 29th.  - "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: Russian Avant-gard in Vitebsk" at the Centre Pompidou  in Paris through July 16th.  - "Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)" at Musee du Louvre through July 23rd in Paris, France.  ***  In closing, time to validate yourself with the joy of creation.  You may contact me anytime at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com  You may view all my work at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com  ***   

"Venetian Carnivale"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Check this out on Google...A Finnish group called MELTING ICE has taken an glacier that is diminishing daily  and have created a 35 foot sculpture of Trump's head.  How appropriate!

- Check out the 3 dimensional sculptures of birds, bees, etc. by UK artist Lisa Lloyd at:  lisalloyd.net

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LOCAL

- The Albuquerque Museum of Art continues "The Art of Politics" through August 12th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado continues "Jeffrey Gibson:  Like a Hammer" through August 12th.

- Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico has a new exhibit "Wandering and Wondering" through July 10th.

- The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico features "Larry Bell: Hocus Pocus and 12" begins June 9th through October 7th.

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NATIONAL

- The New York History Society presents "Celebrating Bill Cunningham" (the NY Times famous photographer) from June 8th through September 9th.

- "David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite" continues at the Pace Gallery in New York City through June 17th. 

- "No Spectators:  The Art of Burning Man" continues at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. through January 21, 2019.

- "Renoir: Father and Son/Paintings and Cinema" continues at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia through September 3rd.

- "Rene Margritte: The Fifth Season" continues at San Francisco MOMA through October 28th.

- "Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i" is on view at LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery in Hawaii.

- "The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe's Contemporary Art" is on exhibit at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas through September 3rd.

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- "Alexander Calder: From Stony River to the Sky" is on view at Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Somerset, England through September 9th.

- "Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece" is on exhibit at the British Museum, London, England through July 29th.

- "Monet and Architecture" is on view continues at London's National Gallery through July 29th.

- "ABBA: Super Troopers" is on exhibit at London, England's Southbank Centre through July 29th.

- "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: Russian Avant-gard in Vitebsk" at the Centre Pompidou  in Paris through July 16th.

- "Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)" at Musee du Louvre through July 23rd in Paris, France.

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In closing, time to validate yourself with the joy of creation.

You may contact me anytime at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

You may view all my work at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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MAY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

May 12th is World Collage Day.  Because of this, the topic this month is collage.

Webster's New World dictionary defines collage as "An art form in which, variously small objects, bits of newspaper, cloth, pressed flowers are pasted together in incongruous relationship for their symbolic or suggestive effect."

Many art snobs do not consider collage to be a valid art form, but many first-rate artists have used collage in their work or do it as their only art form.  That being said, the following are considered the Top Ten Collage Artists.  Some you have heard of and some you have not so I suggest you Google their names:  Hannah Hoch, Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, Man Ray, Ellen Adar, Joseph Cornell, Nancy Spero, John Stezaker, Jesse Treece, and Annegret Soltan.

There are some greats not mentioned here and they are Romare Bearden (which a dear friend introduced me to) and Jonathan Talbot.  Mr. Talbot has a wonderful method for collage and you can visit his website:  www.jonathantalbot.com  for more information.  It is the form I use most often.

Also, there are varieties of collage which include Two & Three Dimensional, Picture Pile, Mosaic, Contemporary, Abstract, Decoupage, Paper Collage and Grid.  Grid is probably the least artistic of the collage types.

In my own work I have explored many forms and present a few here.

 "Loving Josephine"

"Loving Josephine"

 "Life is Beautiful"

"Life is Beautiful"

 "Flight of the Monarch"

"Flight of the Monarch"

 "Which Way Out"

"Which Way Out"

 "Rustifarious"

"Rustifarious"

 "Carnivale"

"Carnivale"

 "Times Forgotten"

"Times Forgotten"

One of the great advantages of collage is the fact that it is one of the least expensive art forms.  Give it a try!

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MUST NOT MISS

- Google La Wilson (recently passed) to view images of her assemblages that will 'wow' you.

- Jim Carrey has entered the world of art politically.  It would be well worth your time to Google his images.

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LOCAL

- The Albuquerque Museum of Art" continues "The Art of Politics" through August 12th, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- Denver Art Museum presents "Jeffrey Gibson:  Like a Hammer" from May 13th - August 12th, Denver, Colorado.

- The Denver Art Museum also continues "Degas: A Passion for Perfection" through May 20th.

- "Giving Voice to Image continues at Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe through May 15th.

- Robbie Steinbach's "Geometry of Spirit" continues at the Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico through May 13th.

- The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico continues "Work by Women" through May 13th.

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NATIONAL

- "Vedem:  The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto" continues at the Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland, Oregon through May 27th.

- "David Hockney:  The Yosemite Suite" continues at the Pace Gallery, New York City through June 17th.

- "No Spectators:  The Art of Burning Man" runs through January 21, 2019 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

- "Renoir:  Father and Son/Paintings and Cinema" can be viewed at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through September 3rd.

- "Rene Margritte:  The Fifth Season" will be on view at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art" from May 19th - October 28th.

- "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" will be on view at the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan from May 20th through September 30th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Monet and Architecture" is on view at the National Gallery, London, England through July 29th.

- Atelier des Lumieres, Paris France is currently offering a 30 minute immersion into the art of Gustave Klimt.

- "Klee in Wartime" is on exhibit at Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland through June 3rd.

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In closing, pull out those old photos, scraps of paper & cloth, etc. that have caught your eye and experience the world of collage.

You may contact me anytime at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

My available work can be viewed at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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APRIL LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

Working in series is one of my favorite methods of creating.  Thus far, I have done "The Antiquity of Memory" series, "Love is a Four Letter Word" series, "The Safari" series, and this month I present "Fictional Histories" series.

An inspiration can form into an idea and that idea can develop into a series.  This has happened to me many times.  I keep a book of ideas.  Sometimes I use them and at other times they fall to the wayside.  Regardless they are there for me to consider and allow them to grow like the branches of a tree.

This month's series was inspired by a piece I saw at the Millicent Rogers Museum Miniature Show in Taos, New Mexico.

Go with the flow!

...and the following are the pieces thus far in my "Fictional Histories".

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"Beauties of Yesteryear"

 "Our House is a Very Fine House"

"Our House is a Very Fine House"

 "In Search of Freya"

"In Search of Freya"

 "Yesterday When I Was Young"

"Yesterday When I Was Young"

All these pieces are mixed media on antique book covers.

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MUST NOT MISS

- April is poetry month.  Write a poem, a haiku, or a prose!

- Check out the organic mandalas of Shona Wilson at www.shonawilson.com

- Want to be wowed?  Go to YouTube and type 'TV Show Liquid Painting' in the search engine.

- Russia had their own version of Vivien Maier.  Her Name was Masha Ivashintosova.  Over 30,000 photos were found in her attic.  To view:  www.Mashivashintsova.com

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LOCAL

- Diego Rodriquez-Warner "Honestly Lying" continues through May 13th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado

- "Degas: A Passion for Perfection" continues through May 20th at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado

- "Giving Voice to Image 6" continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through May 15th

- Robbie Steinbach's "Geometry of Spirit" continues through May 13th at the Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico

- The Encore Gallery located in the Taos Community Auditorium in Taos, New Mexico continues "Art of NonViolence" created with courage by local students through April 2nd followed by a pop-up show "Love Who You Are, Love Who You Want" from April 2nd through April 5th.

- Continuing at the Harwood Museum of Art through May 13th is the extraordinary exhibit titled "Work by Women" in Taos, New Mexico

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NATIONAL

- The Oregon Jewish Museume presents "Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto".  During WWII imprisoned Jewish teens used graphics, drawings, paintings and prose in Vedem.  The magazine was the longest running, secretly written magazine in a Nazi Concentration Camp. This exhibit runs through May 27th.

- The Broad in Los Angeles has yet another Yayoi Kusama infinity room debut "Longing for Eternity" and Jasper Johns "Something Resembling Truth" running through May 13th.

- The Pace Gallery in New York City presents David Hockneys "Something New in Painting, & Photography, & Even Printing" from April 5 - May 12th.

- "Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image" is featured at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. through April 15th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Klee in Wartime", the works of Paul Klee on view at Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland through June 3rd.

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IN CLOSING

The late, great Georgia O'Keeffe shared her ideas for creating: (1) Observe the world around you, closely, hungrily, (2) Organization is key to productivity, (3) Don't sweat mistakes, learn from them and (4) Pay no attention to trends - be yourself.

You may contact me anytime at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

My available work can be viewed at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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MARCH LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

This month's blog I will title "INSPIRE AND BE INSPIRED".

Throughout my career as an artist I have been inspired by other artists.  A major pet peeve of mine is when artists are unwilling to share their ideas or techniques with others.  Years ago I took a workshop and the artist in charge would not tell me how they had done a particular piece.  Later I found another artist in the same field who kindly shared with me the technique. 

Share your ideas; share your techniques.  It would be quite unusual to find that the pieces were identical...maybe similar, but not the same.  It is a compliment that someone is so taken by your work that they would want to know how to do it.  You would be their source of inspiration and possibly be encouraging a future great artist.

This month I am doing something quite different.  I will present a piece by a well know artist that has inspired me and follow with the piece I created as a result of that inspiration.

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 "School Bell Time" by Romare Bearden

"School Bell Time" by Romare Bearden

The below piece is what I created as a result of Romare Bearden's piece above.

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"The Road Home"

 "Distilla" by Lenore Tawney

"Distilla" by Lenore Tawney

My piece inspired by the above.

 "Etude Undone"

"Etude Undone"

 "Untitled" by Hannelore Baron  My piece inspired by the above.   

"Untitled" by Hannelore Baron

My piece inspired by the above.

 

 "Ticket to Ride"

"Ticket to Ride"

As you see from the above, the pieces by Bearden, Tawney, and Baron inspired me but mine are quite different.

Share the joy of CREATIVITY!

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MUST NOT MISS

- Taschen has just released "Diego Rivera:  The Complete Murals" claiming it is the most comprehensive study of his work to date.

- Check out the wonderful world of color with artist, Katlin Kirker at www.katlinkirkerart.com   It will 'wow' you.

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LOCAL

- Diego Rodriguez-Warner "Honestly Lying" will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado through May 13th.

- "Degas:  A Passion for Perfection" continues at the Denver Art Museum through May 20th in Denver, Colorado.

- "Renewal" continues at Vivo Contemporary through March 13th, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- "Geometry of Spirit", the works of Robbie Steinbach continues at the Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico through May 13th.

- "The Harwood Collection:  Work by Women" continues at the Harwood Museum of Art through May 13th.

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NATIONAL

- "Birds of a Feather" (Joseph Cornell's Tribute to Juan Gris) continues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through April 14th.

- "Soul of a Nation" continues at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas through April 23rd.

- "Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth" continues at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California through May 13th.

- "One Basquiat" is on view at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City through May 11th.

- "Robert Raushenberg:  Erasing the Rules" continues at MOMA in San Francisco, California through March 25th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Hope to Nope:  Graphics and Politics" begins at the Design Museum in London, England on March 28th.

- The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada continues its celebration of Christian Dior's 70th Anniversary through March 18th.

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In closing, inspiration can be found in exhibits, art books, etc.  Inspire and be inspired...share the gift of creativity.

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You may contact me any time at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

My available work can be viewed at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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FEBRUARY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

This month I will address artist's block and title it "VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE".

Yes, all artists, musicians, writers, etc. experience artist's block.  Mine always occurs around the holidays when there is so much going on.  There are ways to get past this. 

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

When I experience it I change styles and I will give 3 examples of my art that are totally different.  Yes, variety.  If you are a watercolorist try oil or acrylics.  If you are a collage artist try assemblage or the opposite.  I do mostly collage and when I have a block I will experiment by having a slew of papers lying in front of me, closing my eyes, choosing 5 pieces then creating something from those pieces.  If 5 isn't enough try 7 or 9 or whatever appeals to you.

ARTSY suggests the following.

1. Eliminating distractions such as phones and computers. 2. Seek solitude.  3. Go for a walk.  4. Declutter.  5. Listen to music or daydream.  6.  Try coloring.

You will note that the following pieces I have created are quite different.  As said above, changing styles can help.

 "Purple Passion"

"Purple Passion"

 "Construction/Destruction"

"Construction/Destruction"

 "Guinevere Dreams"

"Guinevere Dreams"

By doing something different you will find it also eliminates boredom with what one is creating.  Try it; you just may find that artists block is a thing of the past.

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MUST NOT MISS

- According to ARTSY the following are 2017's Most Influential Artists.  Check them out:  Pierre Huyghe, Carolee Shneeman, Mark Bradford, Camille Henrot, Ai Wei Wei, Lubaina Himid, Wolfgang Tillmans, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Haroon Mirza, Cindy Sherman, and David Hockney...just to name a few.

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LOCAL

- "Future Shock" through May 1st at Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico's latest show "Renewal" will be on exhibit through March 13th.

- "Geometry of Spirit" the prints and photos of Robbie Steinbach will be on exhibit at the Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico through May 14th.

- The William Havu Gallery in Denver, Colorado presents "Shape Shifter' the works of Zachariah Rieke of Santa Fe through March 3rd.

- "Degas:  A Passion for Perfection" is on view at the Denver Art Museum from February 11th through May 20th in Denver, Colorado.

- Denver, Colorado's Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Shadow of Men" works by Dleon Peterson from February 2nd through May 27th.  Shepard Fairey will interview Peterson on February 12th.

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NATIONAL

- "Birds of a Feather" (Joseph Cornell's homage to Juan Gris) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City through April 14th.

- New York City's Gugenheim Museum presents "Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away" from February 9th through May

- "Soul of a Nation runs through April 23rd at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

- "Robert Raushenberg:  Erasing the Rules" runs through March 25th at MOMA in San Francisco, California.

- "Jasper Johns:  Something Resembling Truth" will be at The Broad, Los Angeles, California starting  February 10th through May 13th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- Gerhard Richter's "About Paint" continues at S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium through February 18th.

- The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada continues the celebration of Christian Dior 70th Anniversary through March 18th.

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In closing, artist's block can be frustrating for artists but do not give in and do something, anything creative.  You WILL overcome it.

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You may contact me anytime by emailing me at:  livingartontheedge@gmailcom

All my artwork is on view at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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DECEMBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

The beloved celebration of Christmas is at hand and gift giving is the name of the game.  Consumerism consumes us!  Time for change.

Countries around the world have various traditions.  In Iceland, books are given on Christmas Eve and the night is spent reading, in Palestine, where 20% are Christian and the home of Bethlehem, there are parades and sweets are given, in France the act of giving gifts is relatively new but growing in popularity and, of course, in the U.S. there is a fervor for purchasing gifts and receiving gifts.

There is a wonderful book about the traditions of gift giving titled "The Gift" by Lewis Hyde, should you wish to research traditions the world over.

Personally, the gift or the card that is created by a friend or loved one is by far the most special. For years I have cherished and saved cards that were created by a friend or family member.   Whether one gives a culinary delight, an offer of time, or a piece of art, etc...these are the most meaningful gifts and consumerism is avoided.

The first art piece I present was a gift to a special friend .  For several years I have asked friends  to choose a piece from my website and this has been met with delight.

Let's consider changing our usual purchasing frenzy for the gift of creativity.

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 "She Sells Seas Shells" - Gift for a special friend

"She Sells Seas Shells" - Gift for a special friend

 "Watching You"   

"Watching You"

 

 "A Traveler's Guide"  ***  MUST NOT MISS  - Did you know that Miami has an ice cream museum?  - "Letters to a Young Painter", a recently published book, shares the advice that Rainer Maria Rilke dispensed to a young Balthus.  - Book artist, Jeremy May, transforms dense layers of books to create jewelry.  Unfortunately, he does not have a website, but you may Google him to see many images.  - Kate Kato creates nature inspired sculptures using recycled materials which may be viewed at:  www.kasasagidesign.com  - Are you a National Geographic photography fan?  Taschen has released  "Around the World in 125 Years" of National Geographic's very best.    ***    LOCAL    - "Dali & Picasso:  Drawings and Prints" is featured at the Fort Collins Museum of Art in Fort Collins, Colorado through January 7th, 2018.    - Gaucho Blue Fine Art Gallery in Penasco, New Mexico presents Lise Poulsen Contemporary Felt Exhibition through December 31st.    - The Santa Fe Books Arts Group Show continues at the Round House in Santa Fe, New Mexico through December 15th.  (I have seen this exhibit twice and it is wonderful.)    - "Untitled" continues at  Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through January 16th, 2018.  - "Future Shock" continues at Site Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico through May 1st, 2018.  - Dori Dillistone's "Literal Landscape" is on view at the Encore Gallery in the Taos Community Auditorium, Taos, New Mexico through December 10th.  If you have never seen her work, it is a must as her technique and the results are unique.  - "Divergent Works" continues at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico through January 14th, 2018.  ***  NATIONAL  - Yayoi Kusama's "Festival of Life" continues at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City through December 16th.  - The Broad Museum in Los Angeles continues Yayoi Kusama's unique exhibit through December 16th.  - The Seattle Art Museum continues "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" through January 15th, 2018.  ***  INTERNATIONAL  - "Gerhard Richter's "About Paint" continues at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium through February 18th, 2018.  - The work of 150 female graphic artists continues at the London Transport Museum, London, England through January 20th, 2018.  - The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada celebrates the 70th anniversary of Christian Dior through March 18th, 2018.  ***  Wishing all a wonderful holiday season.  Whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, it is all reason to celebrate!  ***  You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com. or view my website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com  ***      

"A Traveler's Guide"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Did you know that Miami has an ice cream museum?

- "Letters to a Young Painter", a recently published book, shares the advice that Rainer Maria Rilke dispensed to a young Balthus.

- Book artist, Jeremy May, transforms dense layers of books to create jewelry.  Unfortunately, he does not have a website, but you may Google him to see many images.

- Kate Kato creates nature inspired sculptures using recycled materials which may be viewed at:  www.kasasagidesign.com

- Are you a National Geographic photography fan?  Taschen has released "Around the World in 125 Years" of National Geographic's very best.

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LOCAL

- "Dali & Picasso:  Drawings and Prints" is featured at the Fort Collins Museum of Art in Fort Collins, Colorado through January 7th, 2018.

- Gaucho Blue Fine Art Gallery in Penasco, New Mexico presents Lise Poulsen Contemporary Felt Exhibition through December 31st.

- The Santa Fe Books Arts Group Show continues at the Round House in Santa Fe, New Mexico through December 15th.  (I have seen this exhibit twice and it is wonderful.)

- "Untitled" continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through January 16th, 2018.

- "Future Shock" continues at Site Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico through May 1st, 2018.

- Dori Dillistone's "Literal Landscape" is on view at the Encore Gallery in the Taos Community Auditorium, Taos, New Mexico through December 10th.  If you have never seen her work, it is a must as her technique and the results are unique.

- "Divergent Works" continues at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico through January 14th, 2018.

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NATIONAL

- Yayoi Kusama's "Festival of Life" continues at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City through December 16th.

- The Broad Museum in Los Angeles continues Yayoi Kusama's unique exhibit through December 16th.

- The Seattle Art Museum continues "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" through January 15th, 2018.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Gerhard Richter's "About Paint" continues at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium through February 18th, 2018.

- The work of 150 female graphic artists continues at the London Transport Museum, London, England through January 20th, 2018.

- The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada celebrates the 70th anniversary of Christian Dior through March 18th, 2018.

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Wishing all a wonderful holiday season.  Whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, it is all reason to celebrate!

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You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com. or view my website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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NOVEMBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

According to my online dictionary, Abstract Art is "...art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors and texture."

There have been many prominent abstract artists throughout time.  Among them are Picasso, Rothko, Frankenthaler, Miro, O'Keeffe to name a few.  Abstract art is a pull for me...that of others and for my own work.  A dear friend and I when traveling to Santa Fe's Canyon Road tend to choose those galleries with contemporary or abstract art rather than landscapes and still life.

This month I present to you three recent abstracts that I have created.  I hope you find them both interesting and appealing.

 "Ticket to Ride"   

"Ticket to Ride"

 

 "Hidden Truths"

"Hidden Truths"

 "Where to Now"

"Where to Now"

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MUST NOT MISS

- The world over you will find prominent artist's studios open to the public.  To name a few: Francis Bacon in Dublin, Ireland, Jackson Pollock and Lee Kramer in East Hampton, New York, Renee Margritte in Brussels, Belgium, Joan Miro in Mallorca, Spain and Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiqui, New Mexico.

- Disney has a new line of wedding dresses for fans of the many princesses in his animated movies.

- There is a Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA.

- Now available on Amazon, "Calder:  The Conquest of Time"  The book reveals the radical side of the artist.

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LOCAL

- The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado continues the photography exhibit of Fazal Sheikh through November 12th.

- "Future Shock" at Site Santa Fe is on view through May 1, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- The Santa Fe Book Art Show is on view at the Roundhouse through December 15th in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This is an absolutely phenomenal exhibit that you will not want to miss.

- Vivo Contemporary's latest show "Untitled" is on view in Santa Fe, New Mexico through January 16th, 2018.

- "Divergent Works" may be seen at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico through January 14th, 2018. 

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NATIONAL

- The grand opening of Calypso Gallery and Academy of Art, Abilene, Texas will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on November 3rd. It will feature the work of one of our subscribers, ELIZABETH BOGART of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- Yayoi Kusam's "Festival of Life and Infinity Nets" is featured at the Brata Gallery, New York City from November 2nd through December 16th.

- The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California features the Joshua Light Show on November 2, 3 and 4.

- The Seattle Art Museum presents "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect" through January 15th, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL

- Gerhard Richter's "About Paint" may be viewed through February 18th, 2018 at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium.

- The work of 150 female graphic artists is on view at the London Transport Museum, London, England through January 20th, 2018.

- The Victoria and Albert Museum pays tribute to the late, great Prince featuring his black floral-patterned high heeled shoes that the 5'3" artist designed himself.

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In closing, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving.  May this month be filled to overflowing with creativity whether abstract or other forms.

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You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

All my art may be viewed at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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OCTOBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

From online dictionary, the definition of collage is:  "A piece of art made by placing different materials such as photos, paper, or fabric onto a substrate".

Artists through out time have created collages.  Henri Matisse, Picasso, Braque and Romare Bearden are fine examples of this, but many art 'snobs' have refused to call it an art form.  I would like to present to you this month an abbreviated "The History of Collage" by Sandy Diamond followed by some collages I have completed recently.

"This is the way I remember what I was taught in art school long ago.  I cannot swear it is accurate; in fact I swear it isn't.  And yet - even if history proves me wrong - I'm sticking by my story.

Collage - from the French word "to paste" - was invented by Picasso and Braque during the First World War when artists' pigments were used for bombers.  Slowly all the painters ran out of paint.  It still breaks my heart to think of it. They write to each other, asking "Perhaps you have some extra blue?"  I have seen the correspondence of an Impressionist who told his friends:  "Pissaro is out of alizarin!  For God's sake, can you help?"  But the dates are wrong, perhaps that was an earlier war.

I wish I had been there when Braque or Picasso saw a scrap of blue paper in the waste basket, plucked it out, smoothed the creases.

What I love about collage is how the touching or not touching of torn edges suggests desire.  And its promise of redemption:  you arrange fragments into a pattern paste them down, call it your life."

Now for some of my current collages.

 "The Butterfly's Daughter"

"The Butterfly's Daughter"

 "Saving Fish from Drowning"

"Saving Fish from Drowning"

 "All That Glitters"

"All That Glitters"

 "Stone Age Cool"

"Stone Age Cool"

 "World Post"

"World Post"

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MUST NOT MISS

- MOMA now offers an illustrated children's book "Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity" which tells the artist's life story.

- The Louvre Abu Dhabi opens November 1st.

- The National Geographic announced that Antonio Banderas will star as Picasso in its second season of "Genius" which will debut in 2018.

- Jasper Johns plans to turn his Connecticut home & studio into an artist's retreat.

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LOCAL

- The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado continues the photography of Fazal Sheikh through November 12th.

- Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico presents "The Rich World of Perception" through October 31st.

- The Santa Fe Book Arts group annual show is on view at The Round House, Santa Fe, New Mexico through December 15th. 

- The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico's latest show is "T.J. Mabrey: On the Square" from October 6th through the 30th.

- The Taos Museum of Art at the Fechin House, Taos, New Mexico latest exhibition "Walter Gonske: A Retrospective" is on view through January 7, 2018.

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NATIONAL

- "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920's" will remain on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio through January 14, 2018.

- "Yayoi Kusama:  All the Eternal Love I Have for Pumpkins" is on view at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas through February 25, 2018.

- The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri presents "Through the Eyes of Picasso" from October 20th through April 8th, 2018.

- "Modigliani Unmasked" continues at the Jewish Museum of Art in New York City through February 4th, 2018.

- "Max Ernst: Beyond Painting" is on view at MOMA in New York City through January 1, 2018.

- "Walker Evans" is on view at MOMA, San Francisco, California through February 4, 2018.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Basquiat:  Boom for Real Review" is on view at the Barbican Centre, London, England through January 28, 2018.

- "Matisse in the Studio" is presented at the Royal Academy of Art, London, England through November 12th.

- "Kader Attia" can be viewed at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia through November 19th.

- "Paul Klee" will remain on view at Fondation Beyeler, Basel in Basel, Switzerland through January, 21, 2018.

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I will close by wishing you a beautiful autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and a gorgeous spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

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You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

...and all my artwork may be viewed at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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SEPTEMBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

Currently the late, great U.S.A. has had a lot of conflicts between citizens.  I decided not to do protest pieces and instead celebrate differences, love and contemplation in my artwork.

Webster's defines conflict as being antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory.  There are indeed some things that are unacceptable differences.  Nazis on our own soil is the one I find most unacceptable. We fought in Germany to rid that country of Nazis and there should be no place for them in our country.  But in each and everyone of us there is the desire to lead a happy and healthy life - a commonality.  My greatest desire is that one day there will be an end to greed and power...maybe unrealistic but still my desire. 

I hope you enjoy the pieces I share.

 "Everybody's Beautiful"   

"Everybody's Beautiful"

 

 "Decidedly Different"   

"Decidedly Different"

 

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"Contemplating the World"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Ai Weiwei's refugee film will soon stream on Netflix.

- Did you know that New York City has a museum of sex?

- DaVinci's "The Codex Arundel" is now available on line through the British Library.

- HBO is set to premiere a documentary about Andy Warhol titled "Brillo Box (3 Cents Off)".

- Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo.  It will open on October 1st.

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LOCAL

- The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art will feature "Saber Acomodar:  Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915 to Now" beginning September 15th in Denver, Colorado.

- "Community" continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico until September 5th.  "The Rich World of Perception begins on the 6th through October 31.

- Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico features the phenomenal works of Ron Adler through the entire month of September.

- "The Errant Eye" continues through September 17th at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico.

- The Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery features Sang Roberson's "Migration" through September 3rd.

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NATIONAL

- Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas continues "Chihuly: In the Forest" through November 13th.

- The Art Center College Williamson Gallery in Santa Barbara, California continues "Eclipse" through September 10th.

- The Cleveland Museum of Art" opens on September 1st with "Rodin: 100 Years" through May 13th of 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

- "Mark Rothko:  Reflection" will open at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Massachusetts from September 24th through September 3rd of 2018.

- MOMA in San Francisco will feature "Walker Evans" beginning September 30th through February 4th, 2018.

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- Through September 23rd only in the vaults under London you may view "Alice in Wonderland".  There are 4 different journeys that will take you into the magical world of Alice.

- "Drawn in Color:  Degas from the Burrell" begins September 20th through May 7th of 2018 at the National Gallery, London, England.

- "Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth" will be featured at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England from September 23rd to December 10th.

- "An Eames Celebration" will be featured at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhine, Denmark from September 30th through February 25, 2018.

- "LIfe? Or Theater? A Play with Music" will feature the work of Charlotte Salomon beginning October 20th through March 25th, 2018 at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.

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In closing, I wish peace for one and all.

You may contact me through my website at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com or email me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

AUGUST LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

 

"It is not the world we live in that counts; it is the way we live in the world that is important." - Manly P. Hall

Artist's respond to the world around them.  We all have our muses but there is also chaos.  Creating out of chaos can often produce our most relevant art. 

In my lifetime I never remember experiencing so much chaos in our world and have found that I can endure it all by creating. 

The pieces I present to you this month are what I consider 'happy pieces'.  They have helped me rise above the chaos and instead fill my life with joy.

 "I Left My Heart"

"I Left My Heart"

"A Traveler's Chapbook"

 "Feeling Lucky"

"Feeling Lucky"

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MUST NOT MISS

- There is a new art documentary that may surprise you. "Pope Francis:  My Idea of Art".

- Is your form of creativity sewing?  There are over 83,500 vintage sewing patterns available online by googling 'Vintage Patterns Wiki".

- In Kassel, Germany a replica of the Parthenon has been constructed from 100,000 banned books and is on view through mid-September.

- There is a plethora of good reads out there, but have you read the following art books?  "The Mistress of Paris" by Catherine Hewitt, "Botticelli's Muse" by Dorah Blume and "After Andy:  Adventures in WarholLand" by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni.

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LOCAL

- "Community" @ Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico continues through September 5th.

- "Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo" continues through October 28th at the Spanish Colonial Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- "Patron and Painter:  Alyce Frank Collects Taos" is on view through September 1st at Taos Town Hall, Taos, New Mexico.

- "El Ano Pasado" the fabulous photographs of Lenny Foster is the latest exhibit at Magpie Gallery, El Prado, New Mexico through August 30th.

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NATIONAL

- "Dennis Hopper:  The Last Album is on view through September 1st at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

- "Agnes Martin" continues through September 11th at LACMA in Los Angeles.

- Continuing through August 20th at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera".

- "Eloise at the Museum" is at the New York Historical Society through October 9th features illustrations of the all famous Eloise by Hilary Knight in New York City.

- "Calder: Hypermobility" continues through October 23rd at the Whitney in New York City.

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INTERNATIONAL

- Jytte Kjaer will be exhibiting at the Castle (Castello Sefalo Diana Palermo) in Sicily, Italy from August 16th through 21st. 

- A solo exhibit of Goth artist, Susan Illingworth's "Fragments of Wunderkammer" will be featured at Tacit Contemporary Art in Abbotsford, Australia.

- "Matisse:  Painting. Sculpture, Drawings, Prints" continues at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England through September 16th.

- "Hokusai:  Beyond the Great Wave" is on view at the British Museum, London, England through August 13th.

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If you need a creative cure for the chaos, go to your studio and make art.  Go to your kitchen and create a fabulous dish.  Go wherever your creativity takes you.

"The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside; it's a painful, difficult search within." - Louise Nevelson

Until September...create!

 

 

 

JULY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

"Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes." - Peter Koestenbaum

Our current world situation would tend to make one believe that there is no connection between us and others.  Creativity is universal.  There is not a culture in existence where no art or creativity exists. 

It matters not whether you paint, collage, play an instrument, sing, write poetry or books, act, whatever, because each of these forms of creativity are universal.  In the act of creating there is energy and that energy connects us to one another.  Energy cannot be destroyed even when we feel the world around us is on the path to destruction.

Julia Cameron, authoress of "The Artist's Way", stated that creativity is the natural order of life and life is energy.

This month my creative path led me back to abstracts.  You may find many forks in your creative path.  Follow your intuition when choosing your path.

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 "Act I"

"Act I"

 "Act II"

"Act II"

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MUST NOT MISS

- A new documentary "Ai Wei Wei Drifting" reveals the artist's most intimate side as he spends one year with refugees.

- Musician and collector, Paul Major, has created a book of rare album covers and DIY ephemera "Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Mayor" which is now available at Amazon.

- Ready to be wowed?  Check out the embroidered bird pins of Paulina Bartnic at htpps://www.etsy.com/people/cOnieco

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LOCAL

- "Shade" the works of Clyford Still and Mark Bradford continues at the Denver Art Museum through July 16th in Denver, Colorado.

- "Mirror, Mirror: The Photographs of Frida Kahlo" continues at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art" through October 29th in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- "Co-existing Realities" continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through July 11th.

-  Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico features the phenomenal glass work of Noel Hart from July 7th through the 30th.

- "The Errant Eye: Portraits in Landscape" continues at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico through September 17th.

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NATIONAL

- "Chihuly: In the Garden and in the Forest" continues at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas through the month of July.

- "The Lavender Line:  Coming Out in Queens" is featured at the Queens Museum in New York through July 30th.

- "Calder: Hypermobility" is on exhibit at the Whitney in New York City through October 23rd.

- "Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 - Unpacking the Archive" may be viewed at MOMA in New York City. Also on view is "Robert Rauschenberg:  Among Friends" through September 17th.

- "Uptown:  Nasty Women/Bad Hombres" is featured at El Museo del Barrio in New York City through November 15th.

- "Art as Protest" closes July 8th at the Orange County Center for the Arts in Santa Ana, California.

- The Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, California will be featuring a unique exhibit "Eclipse" through September 10th.  The show has been curated by astronomers and professors of astronomy.

- "Edvard Munch:  Between the Clock and the Bed" is on view through October 9th at MOMA in San Francisco, California.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Jasper Johns:  Something Resembling Truth" is on view at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England through December 10th.

- The Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London, England will feature the paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints in an exhibit titled "Matisse through September 16th.

- A retrospective of the creations of Alberto Giacometti is on view at Tate Modern, London, England through September 10th.

- Musee d'Orsay in Paris, France features "Portraits by Cezanne" through September 24th.

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In closing I leave you with this quote by M.C. Richards "All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.

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JUNE LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

"When the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."  - Leonardo da Vinci

All of us will experience times when Spirit doesn't work with our hands.  This month found me there.  We can either continue to work and accept what transpires or we can take a break to find our Spirit again.

After doing two "Artist's Way" workshops I decided to do 3 quick collages a day rather than writing 3 pages a day.  This has helped me stay on track but there are still times when the inspiration or Spirit is not there.  It's time to take a break and go out to galleries or museums or just a little road trip...Spirit is everywhere.

This month's artwork was inspired by many things and I present the pieces here.

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 "Like Sheep to the Slaughter"

"Like Sheep to the Slaughter"

 "Accepting Differences"   

"Accepting Differences"

 

 "Color Your World"  ***  I am certain you have noticed the fact that two of the pieces are political.  As an artist I feel responsible to create pieces with messages.  The world is constantly changing around us and our country is experiencing excessive changes.  I cannot remain silent.  Silence is consent.  ***  MUST NOT MISS  - Be dazed and amazed by the sculptures of artist John Freise (www.facebook.com/john.freise.54I have shared some of his pieces here.      

"Color Your World"

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I am certain you have noticed the fact that two of the pieces are political.  As an artist I feel responsible to create pieces with messages.  The world is constantly changing around us and our country is experiencing excessive changes.  I cannot remain silent.  Silence is consent.

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MUST NOT MISS

- Be dazed and amazed by the sculptures of artist John Freise (www.facebook.com/john.freise.54I have shared some of his pieces here.

 

 

- The Brooklyn Art Library is filled with artist's books.  There are currently 162,081 pieces and anyone can donate their books.

- Check out www.patrickcabral.com to see the phenomenal wildlife paper sculptures of Patrick Cabral.

- Renoir's summer home re-opens June 3 in Essoyes, France.

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LOCAL

- The Denver Art Museum presents "Shade" - the works of Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford through July 16th in Denver, Colorado.

- The Albuquerque Museum of Art is currently exhibiting the works on paper of Native American artists through November 5th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- "Co-existing Realities continues at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through July 15th.

- "Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art" is on view at Tai Modern in Santa Fe, New Mexico from June 14th - July 6th.

- "Mirror, Mirror:  Photographs of Frida Kahlo" will be on view at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico through October 29th.

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NATIONAL

- Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas will be exhibiting the work of Dale Chihuly.  "Chihuly In the Gallery and In the Forest" will be shown from June 3rd through August 14th and "Chihuly in the Forest" will continue through November 13th.

- The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, California presents "Oracle" through September 3rd.  Contemporary artists respond to the world around us.

- The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California presents "Maven of Modernism: Galka Sheyer in California" through September 25th.

- "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera" continues at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona through August 20th.

- The St. Louis Art Museum presents "The Hats of Stephen Jones' through September 4th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "The Beguiling Siren" continues at MOMA in Warsaw, Poland through June 18th.  This exhibit contains the works of Picasso, Bourgeois, and Tillman.

- "Giacometti" is on view at the Tate in London, England through September 10th.

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Closing time is here.  Enjoy the month ahead and fill it with your Spirit.

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If you have any questions you may contact me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

To view my art portfolio:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

 

 

 

MAY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

Last month I wrote about the artist's muse.  Muse is defined as "a person or personified source who is the source of inspiration for the creative artists".  What was your source this month?

Mine was cats!  For those of you that know me, this will come as no surprise. 

Every autumn the Taos Feral Feline Friends of Taos, New Mexico have a fundraiser and there is a silent auction.  I usually do cat-oriented greeting cards for the auction but decided to do art pieces this year and the following are the 3 pieces I have done for this year's auction.

 "The Cat of Many Moons"

"The Cat of Many Moons"

 "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon"

 "Fish Tales"

"Fish Tales"

Only time will tell what my muse this next month will be but it is intriguing to follow the siren's call of our muse to find where it leads us.  We can have many muses...Picasso had as many as he had women.  I am not suggesting to follow in his footsteps but enjoy your muse, pander to it and watch your creativity blossom and grow. 

"The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it's to imagine what is possible."  - Bell Hooks.

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MUST NOT MISS

- Do you like oddities?  The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities" of London, England will satisfy the palate of any & all curiosity seekers.

- Retail history has had a lot of flops...the Museum of Failure can be viewed at www.museumoffailure.se to see the biggest flops immortalized.

- Musee Camille Claudel opened last month in Nogent-sur-Seine, France and features 43 of the artist's sculptures.

- Two new cookbooks to pique your interest and your appetite:  "Fat Brad" features recipes of meals Brad Pitt has eaten on the silver screen and "Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe" which is filled with meals inspired by the artist's passion for food.

- Another artist that is in one of my Facebook art groups is Marc Deb. His work may be viewed at:  https://www.facebook.com/Image-Reconstruxion-505446879582973/

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LOCAL

- "Basquiat before Basquiat" continues through May 7th at the Denver Contemporary Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

- "Shockwave" (Japanese fashion of the 80's and 90's) continues at the Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado through May 28th.

- "Giving Voice to Image" continues at Vivo Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico through May 15th followed by "Coexisting Realities" from May 17th - July 11th.

- "From Pen to Paint" the artwork of Ken O'Neil continues through May 11th at the Taos Community Auditorium, Taos New Mexico.

- "Flight of Wind" a dedication to the life work of Ted Egri will be available for a 3 day only viewing at the Taos County Courthouse, Taos, New Mexico from May 19th through 21st.

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NATIONAL

- Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas presents "Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest" through November 13th.

- "Chihuly" continues through October 29th at the New York Botanical Garden, New York City.

- "Firda Kahlo and Diego Rivera" continues through August 20th at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.

- "Marcel Duchamp Fountain: An Homage" continues through May 26th at Francis Naumann Fine Art in New York City.

- "Matisse and Diebenkorn" continues through May 29th at MOMA in San Francisco, California.

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INTERNATIONAL

- The 2017 Festival of Textiles ends May 7th at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London, England.

- "David Hockney" continues at Tate Modern, London, England through May 29th.

- "The Beguiling Siren in Thy Crest" continues at MOMA, Warsaw, Poland through June 18th and features works of Picasso, Bourgeois, and Tillmans.

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In closing, I leave you with a quote from Martha Graham "You draw from memory, from your understanding of life and others' understanding.  All you've read and absorbed falls like a jewel into your being". 

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If you have any questions, you may contact me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

To view my art portfolio:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

 

 

 

 

APRIL LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

"Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life". - Margaret Fuller

Have you been in search of your muse and feel it is nowhere to be found?  It is all around us.  Life is our muse and our creativity is reflective of our attitudes and perspective to life. 

Our muse can be the city we live in, nature, a book we read, a song we hear - our muse is all around us.  Stop and listen to your muse and creativity will follow.

Recently I read Jan Phillips "Marry Your Muse".  I would recommend it to one and all as it is filled with tricks to overcome blocks, find new ideas, and discover the muse within.

My muse this month was a combination of reflecting on the past and a touch of political messaging.  I hope you enjoy the three pieces to follow.

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"I Pity the Poor Immigrant"

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 "Mercy for the Child Left Behind"  ***

"Mercy for the Child Left Behind"

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 "Reflection"  ***  MUST NOT MISS  - Glenn Cooper is in one of my Facebook art groups and is an all time favorite of mine.  You may view his work at:  https://au.pinterest.com/glennwaynecoope/my-collages/    Glenn's work has been compared to the late Hannelore Baron with similar subtleties and complexities.  - The phenomenal paper sculptures of Cecilia Levy may be viewed at:  www.cecilialevy.com  - Ahren Ahrenholz is one of my favorite organic sculpture artists and his work may be viewed at:  www.ahrenahrenholz.com  - Just a reminder from my February blog - Netflix has a new documentary series titled "Abstract:  The Art of Design".  ***  LOCAL  - The 10th annual Taos Shortz Film Festival (and the last) begins March 30th through April 2nd at the Taos Community Auditorium, Taos, New Mexico.  This year features 111 global short films from 22 countries.   - The Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico has two wonderful exhibits.  "Continuum: Light, Space, Time" continues through May 21st and "Studio 238:  Last Evenings on Earth" showcasing the work of Anthony Hassett from April 5 - 23.  - Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico features "Giving Voice to Image' through May 15th.  - The Denver Contemporary Art Museum in Denver, Colorado continues "Basquat Before Basquiat" through May 7th.  The weekend of April 13-15 will feature Julian Schnabel's film "Basquiat" and other activities centered around the late, great Basquiat.  ***  NATIONAL  - "Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein" is featured at the Leslie Sachs Gallery in Santa Monica, California through April 15th.  - "Frida Kahlo:  Her Photos" continues at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California through June 25th.  - The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City presents "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" through July 23rd.  - "Jackson Pollock: Exploring Alchemy" is featured at the Gugenheim in New York City through September 26th.  - "Matisse/Diebenkorn" is on view at San Francisco's MOMA through May 29th.  ***  INTERNATIONAL  - "Ellsworth Kelly in Focus" is featured and the Tate in Liverpool, England through May 29th.  - "David Hockney" is featured at the Tate in London, England through May 29th.  - "Gerard Richter:  New Paintings" is currently on view at the Museum Ludwig Heinrich-Boll-Platz in Cologne, Germany through May 1st.  ***  In closing, look at your surroundings and your life to find your muse then marry it!  ***  If you have any questions, you may contact me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com  To view my art portfolio:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com  ***

"Reflection"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Glenn Cooper is in one of my Facebook art groups and is an all time favorite of mine.  You may view his work at:  https://au.pinterest.com/glennwaynecoope/my-collages/    Glenn's work has been compared to the late Hannelore Baron with similar subtleties and complexities.

- The phenomenal paper sculptures of Cecilia Levy may be viewed at:  www.cecilialevy.com

- Ahren Ahrenholz is one of my favorite organic sculpture artists and his work may be viewed at:  www.ahrenahrenholz.com

- Just a reminder from my February blog - Netflix has a new documentary series titled "Abstract:  The Art of Design".

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LOCAL

- The 10th annual Taos Shortz Film Festival (and the last) begins March 30th through April 2nd at the Taos Community Auditorium, Taos, New Mexico.  This year features 111 global short films from 22 countries. 

- The Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico has two wonderful exhibits.  "Continuum: Light, Space, Time" continues through May 21st and "Studio 238:  Last Evenings on Earth" showcasing the work of Anthony Hassett from April 5 - 23.

- Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico features "Giving Voice to Image' through May 15th.

- The Denver Contemporary Art Museum in Denver, Colorado continues "Basquat Before Basquiat" through May 7th.  The weekend of April 13-15 will feature Julian Schnabel's film "Basquiat" and other activities centered around the late, great Basquiat.

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NATIONAL

- "Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichenstein" is featured at the Leslie Sachs Gallery in Santa Monica, California through April 15th.

- "Frida Kahlo:  Her Photos" continues at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California through June 25th.

- The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City presents "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" through July 23rd.

- "Jackson Pollock: Exploring Alchemy" is featured at the Gugenheim in New York City through September 26th.

- "Matisse/Diebenkorn" is on view at San Francisco's MOMA through May 29th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "Ellsworth Kelly in Focus" is featured and the Tate in Liverpool, England through May 29th.

- "David Hockney" is featured at the Tate in London, England through May 29th.

- "Gerard Richter:  New Paintings" is currently on view at the Museum Ludwig Heinrich-Boll-Platz in Cologne, Germany through May 1st.

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In closing, look at your surroundings and your life to find your muse then marry it!

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If you have any questions, you may contact me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

To view my art portfolio:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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MARCH LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

Recently I have been pondering the IMPORTANCE of creativity for everyone.  In these difficult days, it can be not only a joy but a release of stress.  Many artists, including Shepard Fairey, are taking their art to new heights to resist and release.

Toni Morrison wrote "This is precisely the time when artists go to work.  There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear."  She also wrote concerning art that "is how civilizations heal" and we all know that our country needs healing.  Daily we are confronted with more and more issues that we have never faced before in the U.S. and through creativity we can express our views and add unlimited joy in our lives.

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard my friends and others say they aren't creative but they do not realize that creativity takes many, many forms.  One may not be a painter but highly skilled in the culinary arts.  One may not be a sculptor but has a 'green thumb' like no other.  I could go on and on but the idea is that we were born to create.  Find your muse;  find your creativity in what ever form suits you.  We were, yes, each and every one of us, born to create.

Now I present a few pieces I completed this month.

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The first two pieces I did to lighten the load in my heart.  It is still a wonderful world out there and we must search for beauty every day.

 "Life is Beautiful"

"Life is Beautiful"

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 "Wonders of the Universe"

"Wonders of the Universe"

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The next two pieces are abstracts which I always enjoy doing.

 "Out of the Blue"

"Out of the Blue"

 "Fundamentals"

"Fundamentals"

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MUST NOT MISS

- YouTube has a powerful video titled "Celebrate Dada".  It covers much of the Dada movement from past to present.  It is an absolute adventure in less than 30 minutes.

- In 2021 you will be able to explore the legacy of George Lucas's Star Wars at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

- This summer Ai Weiwei will be releasing a film about the refugee crisis.  His talents abound.  Netflix also has an excellent documentary about the men in Syria who rush in to help victims of bombings titled "The White Hats" - by the way it won an Oscar!

- Due to open this April will be the new Apple campus designed by Norman Foster.  This is an incredible accomplishment in design.

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LOCAL

- The Denver Contemporary Art Museum presents "Basquiat Before Basquiat" through May 7th.

- The Denver Art Museum continues the exhibit "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" through April 2nd.

- "Time Frozen" continues through March 14th at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

- Through May 20th, Form and Concept World Class Contemporary Fiber Art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico presents "Shifting Images and Mending".

- The Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico continues through May 21st "Continuum:  Light, Space, and Time".

- The Encore Gallery at the TCA in Taos, New Mexico features "Members Open" through March 12th.

- David Anthony Fine Arts in Taos, New Mexico continues "Salvaged". The paper collages of Kate Rivers are phenomenal.

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NATIONAL

- Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors are featured at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, D.C. through May 14th.

- If you are a fan of adornment, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts features "Past is Present:  Revival Jewelry" through August 19th.

- In Santa Ana, California the Bowers Museum presents "Frida Kahlo: The Pictures" through June 25th.

- The artwork of Frida Kahlo is still featured at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida through April 17th.

- In New York City, the fabulous armory show runs March 2nd through 5th.  This is a phenomenal event featuring works of many established artists and many up and coming artists.

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INTERNATIONAL

- "The Fountain Archives" featuring the works of Marcel Duchamp runs through May at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

- This is an interesting exhibit..."People Power:  Fighting for Peace" is a comprehensive look at peace symbols for the last 60 years.  It will be on view at the Imperial War Museum in London, England from March 23rd through August 28th.

- The works of Robert Rauschenberg are on view at the Tate Modern in London, England through April 2nd.

- The Montreal Fine Art Museum in Montreal, Quebec features 340 works of Chagall through June 11th.

- The Toronto Light Festival continues in the Distillery Historic District of Toronto, Ontario through March 12th.

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Time to close.  My wish for each of you is to find the joy of creativity regardless of the form.

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You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

My portfolio of available art is on view at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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FEBRUARY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

This month I was a bit scattered with all that is occurring in our world.  One of my pieces will reflect the current situation.  Also, this is the month of Valentine's Day and I am sharing a piece honoring sweethearts and lovers the world over.  I have always loved Valentine's Day and the handmade cards I receive from friends.  The adorned chocolate boxes are priceless and although my sweethearts are my friends and chocolates and roses do not come my way, I enjoy walking the aisles of various shops to see what has been created for this special occasion.

 

 "Love Has No Boundaries"  This particular piece does have a message.  Love takes many forms and all of us must respect each individual's choice regardless of our differences.   

"Love Has No Boundaries"

This particular piece does have a message.  Love takes many forms and all of us must respect each individual's choice regardless of our differences.

 

 "Into the Light"  In this particular piece and the first one I use Jonathan Talbot's transfer method which I find to be one of the best.  You can Google his name to view not only his work but equipment and tools available to accomplish your own works of art.   

"Into the Light"

In this particular piece and the first one I use Jonathan Talbot's transfer method which I find to be one of the best.  You can Google his name to view not only his work but equipment and tools available to accomplish your own works of art.

 

 "Birdsong"   

"Birdsong"

 

 "Liberty Lost"  Each day I am appalled and saddened by Trump, his administration and the Congressmen that support him.  I have few ways of expressing my opinionsbut I join artists the world over that are creating pieces in protest.  ***  MUST NOT MISS  - The George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is to be constructed in Los Angeles.  - If fabric art is the way you express your creativity, Colossal has now released DIY Indigo Textile Kits which are available at their shop:  www.thisiscolossal.com  - Shepard Fairy has now released a new series titled "We the People" in protest of the Trump administration.  - Netflix has launched a new documentary series "Abstract:  The Art of Design".  - The British Royal Mail will be honoring it's first artist, David Bowie, with a postage series.  - "Loving Vincent" a partially animated film has been released which examines the life of Vincent Van Gogh and 94 of his paintings.  - Did you know that in Las Vegas, Nevada there is a museum featuring old neon signs...visit the Las Vegas Neon Museum if you visit.  ***  LOCAL  "Salvaged" showcases the collage and paper works of Kate River at David Anthony Fine Art in Taos, New Mexico through March 31st.  "Continuum:  Light, Space and Time" continues at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico through May 21st.  - "Time Frozen" is a new exhibit at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through March 14th.  - "New Works" featuring Cynthia Cook and Karen Brown are being show through March 31st at Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ***  NATIONAL  - "Surreal/Unreal" continues at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, California through February 18th.  - "Larry Bell" is at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts in Malibu, California through April 2nd.  - The fabulous work of Greg Miller is featured and the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, California through March 4th.  - Frida Kahlo's art is now on view at the Dali Museum in St. Peterburg, Florida through April 17th.  ***  INTERNATIONAL  - Through February 25th Marlborough Fine Arts in London, England exhibits etchings and lithographs of Sigmund Freud and Francis Bacon.  - The Festival of Textiles is now on view at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, England through May 7th.  ***  In closing, I wish all of you a deliciously sweet and colorful Valentine's Day.  Fill your month with creativity and the joy found there.  ***  You may reach me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com  You may view my art at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com   

"Liberty Lost"

Each day I am appalled and saddened by Trump, his administration and the Congressmen that support him.  I have few ways of expressing my opinionsbut I join artists the world over that are creating pieces in protest.

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MUST NOT MISS

- The George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is to be constructed in Los Angeles.

- If fabric art is the way you express your creativity, Colossal has now released DIY Indigo Textile Kits which are available at their shop:  www.thisiscolossal.com

- Shepard Fairy has now released a new series titled "We the People" in protest of the Trump administration.

- Netflix has launched a new documentary series "Abstract:  The Art of Design".

- The British Royal Mail will be honoring it's first artist, David Bowie, with a postage series.

- "Loving Vincent" a partially animated film has been released which examines the life of Vincent Van Gogh and 94 of his paintings.

- Did you know that in Las Vegas, Nevada there is a museum featuring old neon signs...visit the Las Vegas Neon Museum if you visit.

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LOCAL

"Salvaged" showcases the collage and paper works of Kate River at David Anthony Fine Art in Taos, New Mexico through March 31st.

"Continuum:  Light, Space and Time" continues at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico through May 21st.

- "Time Frozen" is a new exhibit at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through March 14th.

- "New Works" featuring Cynthia Cook and Karen Brown are being show through March 31st at Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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NATIONAL

- "Surreal/Unreal" continues at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, California through February 18th.

- "Larry Bell" is at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts in Malibu, California through April 2nd.

- The fabulous work of Greg Miller is featured and the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, California through March 4th.

- Frida Kahlo's art is now on view at the Dali Museum in St. Peterburg, Florida through April 17th.

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INTERNATIONAL

- Through February 25th Marlborough Fine Arts in London, England exhibits etchings and lithographs of Sigmund Freud and Francis Bacon.

- The Festival of Textiles is now on view at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, England through May 7th.

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In closing, I wish all of you a deliciously sweet and colorful Valentine's Day.  Fill your month with creativity and the joy found there.

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You may reach me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

You may view my art at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

 

JANUARY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE - THE POLITICAL EDITION

Because of the political situation in the United States, I feel it is my responsibility to present a blog of activism.  Each collage this month represents my reaction to the results of our election in November.  As artist's I feel we need to speak up against wrongs in our world and inaction is the same as allowing things to pass us by...we can all give voice!  We can all be activists! 

 

"I Hang My Head"

This was my reaction to the fact the Republican Party selected Donald Trump as their candidate of choice.

 "Waiting"  A result of all the anxiety leading up to election day.

"Waiting"

A result of all the anxiety leading up to election day.

 "I Can't Believe My Eyes"  Election results left me in shock.

"I Can't Believe My Eyes"

Election results left me in shock.

 "Trump Won; Better Run"  As I have a Canadian son, my first reaction was to immigrate back to Canada.

"Trump Won; Better Run"

As I have a Canadian son, my first reaction was to immigrate back to Canada.

 "A Gift for Trump:  'Nasty' Women"  Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" in one of the debates and started a movement against him.   

"A Gift for Trump:  'Nasty' Women"

Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" in one of the debates and started a movement against him.

 

 "No, No, No.  This Can't Be Happening"  As inauguration day nears and every day presents new Trump messages to limit our rights and eliminate Democracy, I cry out!  *****  This month I am keeping the blog short...it New Year's Eve!   I will not be presenting Local, National, and International exhibits, but will share some "Must Not Miss".  *****  MUST NOT MISS  - Check out the en vogue abstracts and city-scapes of Paul Balmer at www.paulbalmer.com,  - Renowned origamist, Goran Konjeood creates beautiful origami sculptures (not just cranes) that can be viewed at:  www.organicorigami.com  - Are you a puzzle enthusiast?  You have to see the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle created by Nervous Systems at:  www.n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com  - If the Bauhaus movement was one of your favorites, YouTube has a lovely dance company show at "Das Triadische Ballet"  - Japanese photographer, Shimpei Asai, was given 100 hours with the Beatles in 1966 Tokyo.  Tokyo Genesis Publications has now published "Hello, Goodbye: The Beatles in Japan"  - Newspaper sculptures are available for view at:  www.strictlypaper.com   Plug the name, Chie Hitotsuyama in their search engine and be dazed and amazed.  - Ian Berry paints with denim...no, not a paint, but cloth!  Go to his website:  www.denimu.com  *****  In closing, I wish each and everyone of you a joyful, artfully creative New Year.  You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

"No, No, No.  This Can't Be Happening"

As inauguration day nears and every day presents new Trump messages to limit our rights and eliminate Democracy, I cry out!

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This month I am keeping the blog short...it New Year's Eve!   I will not be presenting Local, National, and International exhibits, but will share some "Must Not Miss".

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MUST NOT MISS

- Check out the en vogue abstracts and city-scapes of Paul Balmer at www.paulbalmer.com,

- Renowned origamist, Goran Konjeood creates beautiful origami sculptures (not just cranes) that can be viewed at:  www.organicorigami.com

- Are you a puzzle enthusiast?  You have to see the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle created by Nervous Systems at:  www.n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com

- If the Bauhaus movement was one of your favorites, YouTube has a lovely dance company show at "Das Triadische Ballet"

- Japanese photographer, Shimpei Asai, was given 100 hours with the Beatles in 1966 Tokyo.  Tokyo Genesis Publications has now published "Hello, Goodbye: The Beatles in Japan"

- Newspaper sculptures are available for view at:  www.strictlypaper.com   Plug the name, Chie Hitotsuyama in their search engine and be dazed and amazed.

- Ian Berry paints with denim...no, not a paint, but cloth!  Go to his website:  www.denimu.com

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In closing, I wish each and everyone of you a joyful, artfully creative New Year.

You may contact me with any questions at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

DECEMBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE - The Peaceful Edition

Because of post-election blues, I first had considered showcasing my protest pieces, but decided that all of us needed a break.  The following pieces are more restful and hopefully will instill in you, also, a sense of peace, calm and restfulness.

In these days of confusion, consumerism, and commercialism we must each find our peace.  I always have found that if I 'bury' myself in creativity I become at one with the Universe and my heart and soul begin to calm.

 "Sweet Buddha"

"Sweet Buddha"

 "Don't Worry, Be Happy"   

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

 

 "Garden of Oblivion"

"Garden of Oblivion"

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"The Peace Within"

 "We All Sleep Under the Same Moon"

"We All Sleep Under the Same Moon"

Last, but not least, a tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen

 "Dance Me 'til the End of Love"

"Dance Me 'til the End of Love"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Noah Scalin, author of "A Skull-A-Day" will have a new book encouraging creativity on a daily basis.  "Creative Sprint:  Six 30-day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity" will be available in April of 2017.

- Later this month, Nobuyoshi Araki's "Hi-Nikke" which translates as 'Non-Diary Diary' will publish.  Over 1,250 photo images amassed on a daily basis of Tokyo life.  Available at:  www.fondationcartier.com

- In Chichibu, Japan (2 hour train ride from Toyko) there is an unusual museum, Chinsekikau (Hall of Curious) which features over 1,700 stones resembling human faces.

- For a refreshing take on collage, check out Alex Lukas' website at:  www.alexlukas.com

- Be mesmerized by the bookarts of Leslie Marsh at:  www.leslie-marsh.com

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LOCAL COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO EVENTS

- The Denver Museum of Art in Denver, Colorado has a number of interesting exhibits to view:  (1) "Glory of Venice" - featuring paintings from the 1400's - 1500's, (2) "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" which features over 70 original costumes from the Star Wars series, and (3) "Shock Wave:  Japanese Fashion Design of the 1980's and 90's".

- "Continuum:  Light, Space and Time" continues at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico.

- "The Alchemy of Decay" continues through December 9th at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  If you view any exhibit, this is the one.

- "Online/Offline" is the latest exhibit at Vivo Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico through December.

- Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico features through January 6th "Small Scale, Big Ideas".

- In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Mariposa Gallery features the new paintings of Diana Stetson through December.

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NATIONAL EXHIBITS

- Shelby Pizarro is currently exhibiting at the Dillsburg Public Library in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania through January 31, 2017.  The exhibit showcases her many techniques in collage.

- Sandra Koening will be featuring her unique jewelry stylings at the Covington Latin School in Covington, Kentucky at their Christmas art sale on December 4th only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Through January 2, 2017, Shenna Shepard's whimsical assemblage animals are the window display at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

- "Agnes Martin" continues through January 11, 2017 at the Gugenheim in New York City.

- "The Art of American Dance" continues at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas through January 16, 2017.

- "Shoes:  Pleasure and Pain" will be on view at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts through March 2, 2017.

- "Surreal/Unreal" at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, California features works of Miro, Ernst, Margritte and much more through December 24th.

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS

- Continuing at the Kunstmuseum Basel in St. Alben-Graben, Switzerland is "The Figurative Pollock" through January 8th, 2017.

- "Chihuly:  From Sand.  From Fire.  Comes Beauty" continues at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada through January 8, 2017.

- "Abstract Impressionism" is on view at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England through January 7, 2017.

- "Pushing Boundaries:  Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Raushenberg and Rosenquist" continues through January 22, 2017 at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Melbourne, Australia.

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All my artwork is available at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

You may contact me at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

In closing I wish you all a holiday season filled with peace, joy and compassion.

 

 

NOVEMBER LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

On Saturday morning I was listening to "New Dimensions" on National Public Radio.  The guest was a yogi and he was speaking about the things in life that lead to happiness.  The one that struck me most was "Creativity".  

We each have various forms of inspiration which may include nature, others art, meditation, etc.  I often find art documentaries inspire and will list here 10 that I have enjoyed:

-  "Troublemakers:  The Story of Land Art"

-  "Art Bastard"

-  "Renoir - Reveled and Reviled"

-  "Painters Painting the New York Art Scene:  1940 - 1970"

-  "Crumb"

-  "Herb and Dorothy"

-  "Levitated Mass"

-  "Ai Weiwei:  Never Sorry"

-  "Who Gets to Call It Art?"

-  "The Jeff Koons Show"

Personally, I find the art of others inspires me most and at the top of my list is still Hannelore Baron and Lenore Tawney.  Thus, I continue my series "Honoring Hannelore Baron" with 2 pieces this month.

 "REMNANTS"

"REMNANTS"

 "POST FATALE"   

"POST FATALE"

 

The above pieces and all my artwork are available at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com   I may be contacted at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.com

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MUST NOT MISS

- The driftwood sculptures of Debra Bernier may be viewed at www.debrabernier.com

- "Les Diners de Gala" - a reprint of the cookbook with recipes and images by Salvador Dali will be available at Amazon on November 20th

- YouTube has a few films by the mail art great, Guy Bleus - just place his name in the search engine of YouTube

- The Fashion Institute of Technology at the State University of New York is cleaning out their closet and beautiful fashions from the 20's and 30's are available.  www.fitnyc.edu

- Playing with perspective and color to entice, Daniel Gordon's collage work may be viewed at www.danielgordonstudio.com

- This is a big 'wow'!  The pencil sculptures of Jennifer Maestre may be viewed at:  www.jennifermaestre.com

- Elegant and ethereal jewelry created from fiber is the mainstay of Mariko Kusumoto at:  www.marikokusumoto.com

- Using everyday newspaper, Chie Hitosuyama crafts detailed animal sculptures.  These can be viewed at: www.hitotsuyamastudio.com

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LOCAL COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO EVENTS

- "Shock Wave" Japanese fashion from the 1980's and 1990's continues at the Denver Museum of Art through May 28th, 2017

- "Continuum:  Light, Space, and Time" is on view at the Harwood Museum of Art through May 21, 2017.  The entire museum is re-hung with works that create a narrative illustrating the paradox of the Taos aesthetic.

- "The Alchemy of Decay" is on view through December 9th at the Rotunda Gallery in New Mexico's State Capital in Santa Fe.  It is the best exhibit I have seen recently.

- On November 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Santa Fe Book Arts Group have their annual flea market.  Supplies for mixed media, assemblage and collage are available.  It is held at the Palace of the Governors on Washington in Santa Fe.

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NATIONAL EXHIBITS

- "Pop for People:  Roy Lichtenstein in Los Angeles" at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles through May 12, 2017

- "The Art of American Dance" will be on view through January 16, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

- "Agnes Martin" continues through January 11, 2017 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City

- The art of Shelby Pizzaro will be featured at the Oyster Mill Playhouse from November 4-20

- Dominic DaSylva's collage art will be showing his work titled "War Torn" at the Orlando, Florida Museum of Art on November 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  He will also be in a group show at the Dandelion Cafe in Orlando featuring "Working Girl" (a tribute to women in the workforce).  This show will be on view for 2 months beginning November 2

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS

- "The Figurative Pollock" will be on view through January 8, 2017 at the Kunstmuseum Basel in St. Alben-Graben, Switzerland

- "Abstract Impressionism" will be on view through January 2, 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

- "Cindy Sherman and David Salle:  History and Tapestry Paintings" is on view at the Skarstedt in London through November 26th.

- "Robert Motherwell:  Abstract Impressionism" is on view at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery through November 26th in London

- "Chihuly:  From Sand.  From Fire.  Comes Beauty" is on view through January 8, 2017 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada

- "Pushing Boundaries:  Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Raushenberg and Rosenquist" is on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Melbourne, Australia through January 22, 2017

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This concludes this month's blog.  I wish all of you much creativity in whatever form you choose.  Find your muse and follow!

 

 

 

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