After 4 month of renovations, I moved into my studio in July. I coudn’t be happier. I thought that by now I would be back to painitng and printmaking but I have gotten myself into so many volunteer things that I spend all my time on the computer doing reports, graphic projects and emailing. However my big event for fall was yesterday so now I can concentrate, perhaps on my own artwork.
Yesterday I launched an associate program Partners In Art at the Glynn Art Association with an Edible Art contest. We invited local culinary experts to design something which showed off their artistic talents. All the guest attendees judged the food and then were able to sample it.
The Partners In Art program is designed to attract mostly non artists, but all artists are welcome too, to come support the art association. By providing interesting talks on the many subjects which touch on art, we will try to get them to the facility more frequently and then perhaps get them to be patrons and supporters. We will have some hands on experiences for non artists also.
Over the course of the year we will bring in speakers on art history, architecture, fashion, art collecting, about being a professional writer and a professional artist. We will provide a myriad of programs on anything to do with art which means that we can touch on an unlimited number of subjects. I have found already enough people to come talk about their field to fill up this year’s schedule. We live in a place which has attracted many interesting people of diverse backgrounds.
We can also go farther afield to bring experts in. It is amazing how many people are interested in the process that designers go through to create their art, buildings, landscapes, fashions, etc. We hope to build a community of people who are interested in being with others who want to learn more about the world around them from the creative side.