I am seriously addicted to beauty! It keeps me working and exploring all kinds of new things, in both art and music.
I am 7 days into this new series of water paintings. This one is big, 48 x 30, and was inspired by a series of photos I took at my friend Penny’s house. It’s not done, but I am letting it rest for awhile to gain perspective on it and am starting another big one.
I have a lot of wall space to fill up for my February 2014 show at Chapin Gallery in Princeton, NJ. It’s my first show, and my cousin, sculptor John Spedding of Pennington, NJ, will be sharing the show with me. His mother, my beloved Aunt Julie, got me started painting ten years ago. If she only knew how obsessed with it I would become!
With the help of my friends I will make it through this period! On this website I will let you know about what’s happening along the way and will appreciate your feedback!
I also will be showcasing some local art and music happenings that may fall under the radar. They involve friends and acquaintances who are doing fun projects just for the joy of it!
TWO FEMALE JAZZ SAXES
This past Friday night Gabi Schadel was playing for Mic Boekelmann’s Lux Gallery party in Hopewell, NJ. Her luscious tone provided sweet relief to people as they came dripping in out of the torrential rain that went on all night. The event was a Fete Rouge for Mic’s local German friends, who came out to party and to see the new work of Lux Gallery owners, Cathy, Donna, Margie, Jane and Mic. We danced and had a great time!
A FESTIVAL OF SHOES
Will Bostock knows how to throw a party! His Blue Hair Salon on Huntington Pike in Bryn Athyn, PA, features jazz every Saturday. Not your run-of-the-mill ho-hum haircut! He is simply the best, and he is always doing something creative. This event was to benefit the Philadelphia group Startup Corps, which helps inner city teenagers become entrepreneurs.
This Saturday’s party was also the culmination of a six month long project which traded make-overs for art. Local artists donated pieces to Startup Corps, and they were auctioned off Saturday night.
The music was incredible! Lynn Riley on sax, Will’s sister Donna on Latin percussion, his brother Brett on both acoustic and electric guitar, and Reuben laying down some serious grooves on electric bass. Will sat in on sax as did stylist Marguerite on vocals. They were all fantastic.
Also extremely entertaining was the parade of shoes going by! I just couldn’t believe these little sculptures, one after the other. So elaborate and fun. One woman was even dancing (just a little bit!)
Next time: French Canvas Company and hopefully some progress on a new painting
Until then…keep making things!