April 17, 2011
Didn’t get a lot of shots during the opening reception of A Good line: Artists on Poems, primarily because it was such a lovely time. Old friends, new friends, strong work to take in, a range of poems to read, good conversations, a full bar, even a birthday party! So, I am just posting this tiny sampling (some other folks took more and better shots, here and here).
*I absolutely love Shaun Kardinal’s embroidered pieces–check out some more here.
April 17, 2011
April 8, 2011
April 6, 2011
Just a bit of housecleaning:
A Good Line: Artist on Poems has opened at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. You are all officially invited to join us for the big reception on April 12th from 6 to 9pm! Promises to be a great time. Nancy Guppy from Art Zone (Seattle Channel) stopped by Hugo House to chat about their plans for National Poetry Month, includes a glimpse (don’t blink!) of one-half of the work I’ve have in A Good line; all begins around the 9 minute mark.
Already in progress is this year’s Strait Art exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center; excerpted from the show text:
Counsel Langley’s precisely textured mixed media paintings hinge on dynamic tension between an underlying architectonic structure and organic bleeds that ebb and flow. In AM Radio a matrix grid of perfectly aligned pulses blink weakly in the nocturnal landscape, while a sparkly wave of bright plastic crystals encrusts the landscape below like the lights of farms and cities seen from a jetliner flying through the night by instruments.
Strait Art runs through May 15th.
I am honored and excited to be a part of the visual arts team for PT Public Library’s first ever Teen Community Read. There are many incredible events happening around this book. I look forward to holding visual art workshops along with two fantastic artists, Jesse Watson and Margie McDonald!! All the info can be found in this week’s Leader.
I am nearing the one month mark in my role as fill-in on the daily photo blog A Year of Days. Am pretty sure that last time a one month anniversary felt significant I was in junior high. AYOD has been an excellent visual workout routine and has solidly become a habit. If I were a big cheater there are some days I might be tempted to sub-out a day’s crummy shot for something from one of those great days when I have two or four to struggle to choose from, but no pain no gain. And besides I’m wicked honest. Here’s one of my favorites to date:
And, to leave off, I am more than ready to come out of a long hibernation of hard, focused work for a solo show I have next month at Ghost Gallery. I’ve put my all into this and I am very excited for showtime! I look forward to sharing with you all. Details to follow soon . . . .
One more thing, come to think of it vulnerability has been on my mind. I like the way she talks about it:
In other words: