I am showing my work this weekend at Boston's South End Open Studios in a group space reserved for artists who don't actually have a studio in the area. Its a good opportunity to network and see old friends. Not much happening in the way of sales, but I consider it a positive thing to just my work out there. Here's a photo of my area taken by my friend Jeanne Williamson whose spot is right next to mine at the Benjamin Franklin Institute - really an interesting old building with WPA era murals extolling the virtues of hard work and education, a la Old Ben.
8 of my students from my Intuitive Painting class at the Arlington Center for the Arts are exhibiting their work at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, MA. The opening reception is October 1 from 6-8 pm, and the public is invited. I am very proud of my students. Click here to see a selection of their work.
This piece is by Gerry Menz, approx. 8" x 6", acrylic on canvas paper.
I found 2 sheets of 40" x 60" heavy foam core board in my garage, wrapped in plastic. There was no mailing label or other ID. I left them there for 2 weeks thinking that perhaps they belonged to our tenant or someone else. Nope. So I figured that they were a gift from the Art Fairy. Why else would they have landed in "my" garage? Who but an artist would think they were an awesome find? Thank you, Art Fairy!
Talking with my friend Anne Krinsky, we both agreed that the Art Fairy does indeed exist. The Art Fairy makes residencies available to you just when you really need them, turns up the perfect studio table or potential assemblage materials in the trash, or avails you of a parking spot right in front of the gallery where you need to drop off your work.