This blog post is not only for you viewers, but also for myself to remember what the H is coming up in the spring. It is only day 16 of 2012 and I feel it is zooming past. I have added two shows to my spring schedule, made a new stop motion video and sold some original paintings for the first time in a while. I want to keep this speed for the rest of the year and really make the most of it. I am starting to really feel comfortable in my style of art and design and it feels great.
Here are some upcoming events to look out for:
March 15th – May 15th
The Waxing Shop in Shorewood
The Waxing is new shop opening in shorewood.will feature local art & handmade gifts at affordable prices & whenever possible, made out of refurbished or recycled materials. I will be showing my work there for sixty days starting in March.
There will be a grand opening reception Friday March 16th from 6-9pm.
There will be art from many local artists including my friend Jenny Janecke. Jenny and I did a show back in November at the Buddha Lounge downtown and I love her art, check her website out Here. Treats will be served and drinks will be flowing from local Brenner Brewing. It should be a great night and I am looking forward to showing my art for the first time in the Shorewood area.
April – June
Solo Show at Mercy Hill Church
located inside the Hide House Bayview
I have shown my work many times at the Hide House in. I love the space and it always makes for a grand gallery night. For the first time this April I will be the chance to be the solo artist in the larger space on the first floor, Mercy Hill Church. They are a great organization that supports the arts and always puts out a fantastic spread for gallery night. The night will include lots and lots of food, live music and the entire Hide House will be filled with art. I am patiently waiting for the chance to show most of my latest pieces and have the opportunity to curate a solo show. Click to find out more about MercyHill and the Hide House.
Bayview Gallery Night
Bayview is creating its own Gallery Night with the Help of Made in Milwaukee for the second time. I have done two shows with MIM so far and loved them both. I am looking forward to showing my work for a third time with them in my homebase of Bayview. I have not received a confirmation of where my work will be, but stay tuned for updates. You can go to the event’s website Here for up to date information.
That is all on my list for now for Spring 2012.
Can’t wait to see how all these events unfold and I hope to see you are a few.
I have said recently I wanted to create more content on my blog. One of my ideas was to recreate some of my paintings in illustrator and vectorize them. I started with one of my first oil paintings, Merlot. I loved the challenge and new way to look at my paintings. During the process I was able to make a great swatch library and symbol library. Both will be available!
I created this step by step video to show how it was done. I tried to pair it with a song that was just right, and as Billie Holiday just seemed the right kind of mood.
Here are some posters I created using the symbol library.
I brought the new year in with a bang this year. My boyfriend wrote to me earlier in the month saying Art Milwaukee was looking for live painters for their new years bash at the Eisner museum downtown. I was a little leery at first thinking I would not want any commitments that night, BUT after a little persuasion, I knew it would be an adventure. So I tried something a little different, live painting with 800 friends, 3 floors and 2 DJs. My friend Bree Tuch was nice enough to come along for the ride and help paint. So we got in our new years best and loaded up with supplies for the night. When we got in the door around seven the president of Art Milwaukee Jeremy Fojut pointed and said, “You guys are set up over there”. I turned around and could not believe how incredible the space looked.
I felt such a rush of excitement. We had a four by seven foot board, our own little stage and spot lights. To make it seem that much unreal, we were right in the window looking over Water St. downtown Milwaukee. Basically – the best spot in the house. We set up right away and started getting some paint on the surface. We quickly came up with this idea that we were going to be merging colors and shapes from one side of the board to the other. It represents the old into the new year and mine and Bree’s energies colliding.
We were just getting started
The piece at the end of the night
We didn’t stop painting till past ten when we took out first break. From then on it was a balance between us painting, dancing and painting and just dancing. Art Milwaukee really knows how to put on a party and I was so happy to be attending. The night included free drinks all night, fashion show, live dancers, champagne, photo booth and if that wasn’t enough – a balloon drop at midnight. I had such a great time and met so many new interesting creatives in Milwaukee. Thank you Jason for pushing me to do it and thank you Art Milwaukee or letting me have the chance!
Thanks to Jonathan Canny and Jon Kline for taking such great photographs.
See more about the event at this link Here.