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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