Sunday, October 31, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS -- Flamenco / Gypsy Juried Art Show

CALL FOR ARTISTS: FLAMENCO / GYPSY JURIED ART SHOW. Show will be held on December 4, 2010 during FamencoFest! The hottest event to hit the Silver City scene! 2D artwork and jewelry with the theme of Flamenco and Gypsy life will be accepted for consideration. Be part of the buzz ... DEADLINE: November 16, 2010. More information can be found at phone: (575) 956-7315.

So ... what is flamenco and gypsy art? Go to Google Images and search on flamenco art or flamenco dancing or gypsy art or gypsy life or flamenco life. That is what I did and came up with some luscious images.

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Below is: Flamenco by Cris Vector
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Artist Reception Photos from Weekend at the Galleries, October 9, 2010

Photos I took at last night's event, Artist reception for Mary A. Gravelle and others at Tatiana Maria Gallery in Silver City, New Mexico, have been uploaded to my Facebook Fan Page.

Image shown here: © 2010 Mary A. Gravelle, "Sir Kitty at Home", 36 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas. Inquiries call Tatiana at (575) 388-4426.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Artists' Reception for Mary Gravelle at Weekend at the Galleries

Oct. 8, 2010 -- Come see me this weekend at Weekend at the Galleries.

Saturday, October 9 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Artist Reception:
Tatiana Maria Gallery
305/307 N. Bullard
Silver City, NM

Showing vibrant southwest landscapes by Mary Gravelle. New Mexico cloudscapes in oil by Dan Boldman, art glass abstract by Steve & PJ Robowski. Gallery exclusive line of Spanish primitive furniture. See the gallery's continuing offerings of fine native American jewelry, fetishes, and pottery.

Painting shown here: © 2010 Mary A. Gravelle, Sir Kitty at Home, detail.

For more information on paintings by Mary Gravelle, go to her website, Mary's Fine Art.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Inspiration from a Topiary Artist

I just finished watching the movie, A Man Named Pearl, on Netflix. The entire movie is filled with inspiration, upliftment, and hope. Here is the description of the movie from Netflix:

A Man Named Pearl
2006 G 78 minutes
Angered by white residents' racist comments that he wouldn't "keep up his yard," Pearl Fryar teaches himself topiary sculpture and becomes the first African American in his Bishopville, S.C., neighborhood to win the coveted "yard of the month" award. This acclaimed documentary traces Fryar's inspiring story, as he grows into a legendary horticulturist, welcoming thousands of tourists eager to catch a glimpse of his stunning works of art.

Cast: Pearl Fryar Director:Scott Galloway, Brent Pierson Genres:Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, African-American Documentaries, Gardening This movie is: Sentimental, InspiringFormat: DVD and streaming

Yes, this movie is both sentimental and inspiring. It will touch a place deep inside you, a yearning for self-expression and soul-growth. From an artist's viewpoint, it will help you question your own art. What are you creating? Why are you creating what you are creating? Are you passionate about your creation? Is your creation positive and uplifting for others? What are you offering others through your art? Do you create art that makes others feel good when they view it? Peace, Love, and Goodwill: these are the words that Pearl carved into his landscape. These are the words that he lives by. His artwork has become a community treasure and commodity. One man has resurrected an entire community through his dedication, passion, and commitment to his art and God.

How can you be the inspiration for others around you through your art?