Thursday, January 26, 2012


"Collaborative/34" is made up of a group of artists that have been working/showing together for many years. They are a diverse group, which makes the imagery/materials used even more exciting. The works will include paintings, prints and collage.

The format of the show is arrays of 12"x12" elements, with the only similarity between the artists' works being their same size and identical white edges. "Quilts of Canvas" will hang on the walls in various large configurations, creating of Muse Gallery a splendid visual experience.

That's what it says officially on the MUSE Gallery website.  Translation:  the people who will be hanging this show in the next few days will be creating a complex collage of 136 12" x 12" canvases. No matter where my four are placed, they will be part of a whole, a unity.  It's a unique concept.  I'm enjoying the idea that my work will be embedded with others,  as if woven together.

At the bottom of the invitation, it says "Artists in sync with Francine Shore". 
Considering that all of us are "in sync" with her,  it's amazing how different our work is from each other.  No cookie cutters here...  It's the similarity of size and style of the canvases that will create the "Quilts of Canvas".  This is going to be a lot of fun!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Girls and Drums

Girls definitely do play drums! It was astonishing to experience an eighty year old woman drummer, whose passion, energy, and humor was undiminished. We heard Elaine Hoffman Watts play tonight, along with her daughter on trumpet and vocals, and a third woman on accordion: the klezmer band. Called "a musical national treasure" and awarded the Heritage Fellowship Award, all I know is that their playing channeled my father, brought me to tears, and renewed my soul!

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