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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