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.