LIVING ART ON THE EDGE OCTOBER POST

September was a fantastic month.  The highlight for me was taking a workshop from Jonathan Talbot, a collage artist from Warwick, New York. I had followed his work and techniques for many years and, alas, he was in Santa Fe.  It was everything I had hoped a workshop would be.  My issue in past workshops is to 'freeze' when the goal is to create a piece.  Mr. Talbot did not concentrate on creating but on techniques and process.  I learned so much.  This blog will share some of the photos I took at the workshop.

Northern New Mexico is full to overflowing in the autumn with art events.  Taos had its second year of The Paseo....art installations from all over the States.  One piece in particular that stands out was from Burning Man.  The Taos Fall Arts Festival was phenomenal.  The Invite was the most innovative that I can remember.

In my own art I decided to take a different route on several pieces and will share them with you now.

 

                                                            "Entity"

 "Paradigm Shift"    

 "Paradigm Shift"

 

 

"Six Wins"    

"Six Wins"

 

 

"Three Feathers" Now for my usual genre.  "Missing You" was inspired by an uncle who served in the Navy for many years and was well loved by his family...in my imagination he & his immediate family shared many letters, telegrams and photos when he was sailing far away. "Days of Yore" was inspired by my childhood.  Our house was filled with music and dance...my Mom could jitterbug up a storm and my Uncle Sam and Aunt Francis would often dance to entertain us.

"Three Feathers"

Now for my usual genre.  "Missing You" was inspired by an uncle who served in the Navy for many years and was well loved by his family...in my imagination he & his immediate family shared many letters, telegrams and photos when he was sailing far away.

"Days of Yore" was inspired by my childhood.  Our house was filled with music and dance...my Mom could jitterbug up a storm and my Uncle Sam and Aunt Francis would often dance to entertain us.

"Missing You"  

"Missing You"

 

"Days of Yore" Now for the workshop!  At the very end of our two days I started a piece, but, as usual, froze and did not finish.  When I got home and digested all I had learned I headed for my studio, put on Abba's Greatest Hits and voila..."Listening to Abba" is the result.  It would be an interesting study in art to listen to various genres of music and create while listening...I cannot imagine what Heavy Metal would result in!!!!! I have included a few photos from the workshop which was held at the Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery on Rosina Street in Santa Fe.  It specializes in collage and mixed media.  Upstairs is The Museum of Collage...a must!  

"Days of Yore"

Now for the workshop!  At the very end of our two days I started a piece, but, as usual, froze and did not finish.  When I got home and digested all I had learned I headed for my studio, put on Abba's Greatest Hits and voila..."Listening to Abba" is the result.  It would be an interesting study in art to listen to various genres of music and create while listening...I cannot imagine what Heavy Metal would result in!!!!!

I have included a few photos from the workshop which was held at the Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery on Rosina Street in Santa Fe.  It specializes in collage and mixed media.  Upstairs is The Museum of Collage...a must!

 

"Listening to Abba"  

"Listening to Abba"

 

Jonathan Talbot and Moi.

Jonathan Talbot and Moi.

Jonathan with some workshop attendees.

Jonathan with some workshop attendees.

Ruth came all the way from Texas for the workshop.

Ruth came all the way from Texas for the workshop.

Lisa drove down from Taos with me for the workshop.

Lisa drove down from Taos with me for the workshop.

Jonathan's wife, Marsha.

Jonathan's wife, Marsha.

My friend, Linda, is the first on the right.  She also came down from Taos and tried, tried, tried avoiding me and the camera!                                                                            *** LOCAL AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO EVENTS: - October 3rd and 4th is the El Rito Studio Tour...my all time favorite is the Vanderbrooks.  Pottery, painting, photography, collage and mixed media are their mediums and all done well. - October 3rd and 4th is the Wool Festival in Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico. - October 3rd through 11th is the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. - October 23rd through 25th is the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. - October 6th through 29th the Stables Gallery in Taos presents "Pressing on 5" - 17 contemporary printmakers are featured. - Through January 17, 2016 the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe presents "O'Keeffe in Process".                                                                        NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL: - Through February 7th, 2016 MOMA in New York City features Picasso Sculpture - over 100 pieces of sculpture "complimented by selected works on paper and photographs." - Through October 19th, "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective" continues at the Whitney in New York City" - Through October 19th, "Joseph Cornell's Wanderlust" continues at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, England. - Ai Weiwei is also at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London through December 13th. - The Royal Academy of the Arts is on the move with an exhibit of the ceramics of Edmund de Waal.  If you are a movie or book buff you will recall his "Woman in Gold". - Through October 11th Agnes Martin's "Retrospective" will be on view at the Tate in London.   MUST NOT MISS: - The Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.  Open approximately 5 months.  The gallery specializes in collage and mixed media.  The upstairs is devoted to the Museum of Collage.  It is well worth a trip to Santa Fe just to take in this gallery. - The Broad Museum in Los Angeles has just opened on September 20th.  This is a most unique museum for the fact that there are no entrance fees.  Edythe and Eli Broad showcase over 2000 pieces of contemporary art (their own collection).  Artists include, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Chuck Close and many, many more. - The 2016 Pirelli calendar is out!  In the past it has been quite racy.  This year it features 12 provocative photos by Annie Liebovitz which include Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, and Tavi Gevinson. - "Living in a Fairytale World" by Mr. Finch is a book for all fabric artists out there.  He uses leather, old tapestries, roadside finds to create butterflies, birds, bulbs, bunnies, spiders, moths, mice and much more.  Wow! IN CLOSING: Happy Autumn!  See you next month.  

My friend, Linda, is the first on the right.  She also came down from Taos and tried, tried, tried avoiding me and the camera!

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LOCAL AND STATE OF NEW MEXICO EVENTS:

- October 3rd and 4th is the El Rito Studio Tour...my all time favorite is the Vanderbrooks.  Pottery, painting, photography, collage and mixed media are their mediums and all done well.

- October 3rd and 4th is the Wool Festival in Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico.

- October 3rd through 11th is the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival.

- October 23rd through 25th is the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally.

- October 6th through 29th the Stables Gallery in Taos presents "Pressing on 5" - 17 contemporary printmakers are featured.

- Through January 17, 2016 the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe presents "O'Keeffe in Process".

                                                                      

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL:

- Through February 7th, 2016 MOMA in New York City features Picasso Sculpture - over 100 pieces of sculpture "complimented by selected works on paper and photographs."

- Through October 19th, "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective" continues at the Whitney in New York City"

- Through October 19th, "Joseph Cornell's Wanderlust" continues at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, England.

- Ai Weiwei is also at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London through December 13th.

- The Royal Academy of the Arts is on the move with an exhibit of the ceramics of Edmund de Waal.  If you are a movie or book buff you will recall his "Woman in Gold".

- Through October 11th Agnes Martin's "Retrospective" will be on view at the Tate in London.

 

MUST NOT MISS:

- The Nisa Touchon Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.  Open approximately 5 months.  The gallery specializes in collage and mixed media.  The upstairs is devoted to the Museum of Collage.  It is well worth a trip to Santa Fe just to take in this gallery.

- The Broad Museum in Los Angeles has just opened on September 20th.  This is a most unique museum for the fact that there are no entrance fees.  Edythe and Eli Broad showcase over 2000 pieces of contemporary art (their own collection).  Artists include, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Chuck Close and many, many more.

- The 2016 Pirelli calendar is out!  In the past it has been quite racy.  This year it features 12 provocative photos by Annie Liebovitz which include Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, and Tavi Gevinson.

- "Living in a Fairytale World" by Mr. Finch is a book for all fabric artists out there.  He uses leather, old tapestries, roadside finds to create butterflies, birds, bulbs, bunnies, spiders, moths, mice and much more.  Wow!

IN CLOSING:

Happy Autumn!  See you next month.