|Working on new work: "My Indigo Roots" Mixed media handmade paper.|
After my two year respite in the South, it's still sometimes hard to realize that, a few months ago, I relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Living in New Jersey for so many years, Philly was a place we came for same day passports, cheese steak sandwiches, or just passed through on our way south to see family. But I must confess is it fastly becoming a place I am loving to live.
Still getting my sea legs, I am networking with new friends, and getting reacquainted old ones. My longtime friend in paper Winnie Radolin invited me to a couple of events sponsored by The Guild of Papermakers. It was nice to see her after so many years and to catch up with a group of like-minded papermakers.
Last month too, I got to meet Lavett Ballard, an artist whose work I have long admired. Through her invitation I currently have work in the following shows:
|The Colored Girl Museum: 4613 Newhall St, Philadelphia, PA 19144|
(You must check their website for hours)
|The Kennedy Center Gallary: 429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046 - thru March|
(Opened weekdays and some weekend hours)
I believe Philadelphia is going to be good for me creatively. I live and work near "Town Center" (what Philadelphians call downtown). Translation = walking distance to a multitude of history, amazing architecture, ironwork (my secret passion), several museums and a bevy of other inspiring resources -- I can't wait for spring! There is a walkability about this city that reminds me of Paris. So many neighborhoods with distinct personalities and tucked away cafes. This is going to be my year. That's my confession as I begin to merge new experiences and this new season into expressions of my art, which I am beginning to share.
If you are in town I hope you get a chance to visit one of the above shows and continue to check back to my website, as I will soon be posting new work.
|New work: "Savannah Landscape #1" 2019,|
Mixed media handmade paper collage on Arches paper 22" H x 15" W
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