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"
- "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.
The above pieces and all my artwork are available at: www.thefullcirclestudio.com I may be contacted at: email@example.com
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
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.
- "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
- "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
This concludes this month's blog. I wish all of you much creativity in whatever form you choose. Find your muse and follow!