APRIL 20th | 6-10 PM
at Mercy Hill
- Live Music
- Live Painting
- Complimentary Refreshments
- New Work from Dena Nord
- Special Interactive Piece – TBA
Spring might be my favorite gallery night. This April gallery night, I will be showing a large body of work at Mercy Hill church located inside the art factory known as the Hide House in Bay View. On display will around fifteen pieces including a mix of new and old work. This will be the largest show I have ever created and I can’t wait to share it with Milwaukee. I will be showing range of work including framed and unframed prints, framed medium size paintings and a brand new, four by five foot creation named James.
James was first created while my good friend James Zarate was hanging out at our house. I showed him the brand new white canvas and asked him if we wanted to paint with me. James was timid at first but soon really showed off his creative skills. He helped make the basic composition that was the structure I then filled in. This painting morphs shapes with bright colors and moves your eye effortlessly around and around the canvas. You won’t want to miss it!
I am honored to be in the beautiful and contemporary space of Mercy Hill. It’s located on the first floor of the Bay View Hide House. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to show my work there. I have shown my work twice in the main entry way of the Hide House and have always had my eye on the large space of Mercy Hill. They have always been such a great and welcoming group of people. They love to push the arts on gallery night and they have been a pleasure to work with. Mercy Hill is committed to a philosophy of church that values community and focuses on the development of people rather than the expansion of the organization. The Hide House itself has over thirty studio spaces on the second and third floors that will also be open for viewing. Mercy Hill has booked a singer/songwriter from Madison to give us some LIVE TUNES. There will also be delicious COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS, thanks to Mercy Hill.
Adding to the festivities, I will also be LIVE PAINTING. I want to be able to show people how I work and talk to viewers as I’m painting. I will be creating a painting from start to finish over the course of the four hour show. To document the painting, a friend of Milwaukee Makerspace, David R. Overbeck ,will be video recording the whole painting in time-lapse video.
You can find out more about David at his site of korporate-media.com or you can see more of his video work at vimeo.com/user803725/albums. This will be the first time I will ever be recorded in time-lapse video and I hope it is not my last. I want to give a huge thank you to David for recording the event. Can’t wait to be working with him! Thank you so much in advance to him and my boyfriend Jason for getting that all set-up. There will be a video and interview to come after the event. IF THAT was not enough – I also have another great friend, Bruce Anttila van Hoover, that is coming to photograph the event as well. Bruce and I have meet while he was photographing events for AIGA-WI. He has always been a delight to talk to and very helpful in photography knowledge. You can find out more about Bruce at his website, thisisbruce.com. The event is sure to be well documented with all the cameras around. I am so lucky to have the support from these other artists and I hope to return the favor to them someday any way I can.
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