Saturday, January 29, 2011

LGAL White Sale

Wow! It was my volunteer day at LaGrange Art League and I got put to work. There is an incredible amount of work half price, fantastic pieces, wish I could shop. if you're looking for new art... now is the time!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Naked Happenings

Attendees doing quick gestures of model, Mike nearly naked.

Tahtia is a costume model, I am looking forward to a session with her very engaging beauty.

Some of the exhibiting artists. David George, Roz Davidson, Joseph Perryman, and Maureen Hubbard Cribbs.

Roger Paris leading off the session of gestures with explanations and invitations. Now who could turn Roger's enthusiasm for life drawing down? The show runs through Feb. 6, drawings done by friends and family of exhibitors added to the display. Some natural talent exposed. It was great that model Bob and his wife Pat joined our celebration, Thanks for coming!


From the "Southtown Star"
"Naked" is an informal exhibit being displayed through Feb. 6 at Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery. Participating artists include Carole Joy Brejcha, Maureen Hubbard Cribbs, Roz Davidson, Mary Ann Tryzna, Joseph Perryman, Rex Anne Coad, David George, Doris Lein, Jean Lewis, and Roger Paris.

Instead of a traditional opening, the "Naked" exhibit will feature a Jan. 28 event at which clothed models will be present and attendees will be invited to draw the gesture of the pose in two minutes.

Models at a happening on Jan. 28 at the Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery will select their favorite works from those created by attendees, and those will be added to the exhibit.
Tall Grass Art Association Gallery, 367 Artist Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Randell's 23rd Birthday

My baby turned 23 today and I had Mom and the kids in for dinner at Danelli's tonight. I was pretty busy with a full dining room, which meant I could pay for dinner. But all the while I worked I heard laughing and joking and stories being told. Their smiles warmed my heart. The pizza they grew up on. Another year flying by.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back at Life... with Jordan

Didn't know for sure if I was going... so glad I did. Last time out was New Years Day. Life flies so quickly past and what happened, what did I miss? Worked with 24 set nupastels, challenging to achieve colors I desire... I do enjoy a challenge. Jordan was lovely as usual. Friends with smiles. Good to be back, good to acquire more experience and perspective. Next Tuesday on the agenda.

Alcove Exhibit at Tall Grass

I was the last to arrive to hang my display, so wall space limited, I chose to use the alcove and continued to fill the area heading out the the gallery into the classroom section of the Arts Center. Probably could have skipped the matted work as it was mostly pencil and showing pale in the photos. There are 10-12 artists with many decidely different styles, the exhibit is definately worth the drive out. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tall Grass Art Galley

I was invited to exhibit with the group here! So pleased. The exhibit runs January 21st through February 6th at Tall Grass Arts Association Fine Arts Gallery and School, 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466. Phone708-748-3377

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Day Drawings

It had been two weeks since a drawing session was available and I was really looking forward to starting the New Year off with like-minded friends, new and old. My first time at Illinois Benedictine location, it was nice to be back into an art room setting. Double booked models for a four hour session, Anne was new to me, but a great model, very athletic. And good to see Gerry again. Some great starts on new works...

New Years Eve at Brookfield Zoo

I had longed for quite some time to see the zoo lights and visit a nightime zoo. My sister made plans to take her kids and invited me and Mom too. We doubled it up with a train trip and walk and the weather cooperated perfectly. Rain was done and the warmth made it easy to leisurely walk the grounds and enjoy the winter display. Another thing on the list to do again someday. Great way to end the year!

Nephew Rudy, sister Darlene and Mom.