Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pieces of the week.

Greetings All,
I'm sorry that I'm in posting my latest "Piece of the Week. Here it is and it's titled "The Keeper of the City". I created in honor of one of America greatest artist and hope that you can guess who that is?

My second piece of the week is another in my series of tiny treasures and this one is called "Grace-I". These are small 4 by 6 inch pieces that are framed in shadow boxes.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marion Coleman - Kaunas, Lithuania

Greetings All,
Sister/quilter Marion Coleman is working her way toward Kaunas, Lithuania and Kaunas Textile Biennial'11.


Love quilts? Love stories? My project Separate Worlds combines the best of both in a 6 part narrative quilt series headed to Lithuania this fall as part of the Kaunas Textile Biennial '11. I want to join my quilts, share more stories, network with artists selected to exhibit and collaborate with local artists about their lives and communities so I can create more quilts. You can help me get there and explore a new and different part of the world and its people. The end result will be a memorable cultural exchange that will lead to a new series of quilts about the trip. For more information check out her link at Kickstarter and you can make a donation. Congratulations Marion, we are so proud of you.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lake Meadows Art Fair - update

Greetings All,
Well I survived another "Lake Meadows Art Fair" and had a great time. The art was fabulous, great music (Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, and Ari Brown), crowd wonderful, and the weather was delightful. I'm so very glad to have participated in this year's venue.

This was the second year that I spent next to artist Quinton Foreman (below far right) and his family. Quinton was supported by his wife and four children since this was "Father's Day" weekend and they were very gracious to me as well. Thank you Quinton/family. See you next year;-)
Lowell Thompson (below) was front and center, and I always look forward to what he's doing and where he's showing. Great work as always Lowell.

Nora Musu (below) art I found just fascinating. It's a mix-media style that I just love and she was so very kind. This was her first time showing in Chicago and I hope that she comes again. For more info about her and her work check out her website.

Jeanne Chaney (below center), current president of Needles and Threads Quilters Guild took home with her Regina-I (right) and Rum Raisin (left) went to the far south side. Both are small beaded works that were created during a play-date with the Sew What Art Quilters back in the day:-)

Below are Cynthia Bowman (left-collector), Juarez Hawkins (center left-artist/instructor), and Nelson/Alice Scott (right-collectors). Alice/Nelson are the only people that I know that own some of jazz great Miles Davis painting. I am so very impress with their collection and look forward to seeing it again. All of the below are members of Diaspora Rhythms.

Gerald Sanders (left) and Robert Carr (right) are two of my favorite artists/people. I'm currently taking art classes with Gerald and Robert is one of his students/friends. I've know them both for years and admired their work. Robert and I know each from before we had children and gray hair:-)

Regina-III ( below-left) has found a new collection to hang out in and that is the talented artist Arlene Turner Crawford. I'm in love with Arty's work and have several of her pieces in my collection and that dose me proud that she loves my work. Check out her link and you will know why I'm in love with her work.

Above you shall see Trish Williams (left), Patric McCoy (center) who is the co-founder of Diaspora Rhythms, and Sylvia Cook (right). Sylvia introduced me to Patric and we've all become great friends and our art collections have grown in the processes. I truly had a great time as always and thank you so very much Helen West for carrying on the torch.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

On The Road Again.

Greetings All,

It's that time of the year and I'm preparing for the "7th Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair". This year the fair will present "Her Legacy A Tribute To Dr. Margaret Burroughs". Dr Burroughs (below) was the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History here is Chicago, IL and died earlier this year. The last time I saw Dr. Burroughs was at this venue, the first time I participated in an art fair was at Lake Meadows, and the first time a piece of mine won a purchase award was at the DuSable the first time I participated in that art. All of this was so many years ago and this coming weekend will have many memories, but all good. The art fair is:

June 18th & 19th, 2011

35th Street & Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

11 am until 8 pm both days

So if you are in the area do stop by for some good art, music, shopping and stop by and say hello, I would love to see you.
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