Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Above: Santorini Revisited was painted with watercolors I purchased within an hour of landing on the island.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The annual Ready to Hatch fund-raising event for the Tracy Aviary will be held Thursday evening April 15th. Besides helping support the Aviary operations when you purchase a Ready to Hatch $35 ticket, there are several opportunities to you when you purchase a $50 ticket. A $50 ticket comes with the opportunity to have your ticket drawn for a Green River Rafting trip worth $2600.
There are multiple opportunities with the purchase of more tickets, of course, but once you've purchased one $50 ticket, the additional tickets are available for less. See the examples below:
Ready to Hatch
A - RTH Ticket Ticket for Ready to Hatch PRICE: $35.00
B - RTH Ticket & Drawing Opp Ready to Hatch Ticket and Opportunity Drawing ticket for a Green River Rafting trip worth $2,600 PRICE: $50.00
C - RTH Add'l Opp Ticket Ready to Hatch Additional Opportunity Drawing Ticket PRICE: $20.00
D - RTH 3 Opp Drawing Tickets Ready to Hatch Three (3) Opportunity Drawing Tickets PRICE: $50.00
E - RTH 7 Opp Drawing Tickets Ready to Hatch Seven (7) Opportunity Drawing Tickets PRICE: $100.00 purchase of
On-going, every day, there are "in kind" ways to help the Aviary:
Donate Wild Birdseed for the wild bird feeding area that is located in the southeast corner of the aviary.
Volunteer to be a bird observer or help enhance the bird's environment.
You can "man" the Biofacts Cart or be a Site Interpreter and Bird Show Usher.
You can be a member of the Botanical Enrichment Team that cares for the landscape at the Aviary and work with other avid gardeners to beautify the park.
And you can Adopt-a-Bird!
I LOVE BIRDS!
News Flash ~ This just in From the Utah Watercolor Society: Congratulations, Toni! Your entry, Santorini Revisited, has been juried into the Spring Show.
Yippee!!! Details will follow.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
For the new color on the walls, I chose a soft buttery yellow similar to the color of the walls in my own main-level bedroom. It is a delight to wake up in, and the changes the color takes on throughout the day are subtle and beautiful. One thing I approached differently than the previous pink paint work was to continue the wall color all the way up the sloping planes and to make the transition into the ceiling color at the horizontal plane of the ceiling. The previous work made a color transition where the vertical wall planes "broke" into the sloping walls. By painting the sloping "walls", the apparent height of the room was "lifted" and it accentuated the volume in the overall space. I used a paint scraper to remove a large amount of the heavy impasto texture prior to painting the new color. When the painting was complete, I added an old chandelier to allow the option of more brightness at night and character that suited the room more than the existing flush-mounted ceiling fixture. The room turned out to be as pleasant as planned!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Elise LaJeunesse was trained in the rare art of bromoil by one of the great living masters of the art, David W. Lewis, and what started out as a hobby, rapidly turned into a passion. Elise LaJeunesse is an accomplished and prize winning photographer. She soon started taking on more complicated and unique projects, such as taking photographs of objects long past their prime and creating the time intensive bromoils from them.
The art of bromoil is a labor intensive process, which began in the late 1890’s and is currently practiced by a small number of artists worldwide. It is a unique art form and begins with a carefully chosen black and white photograph. The photograph is printed on a specialty paper and the silver is removed through a bleaching and tanning chemical process. Permanent lithograph ink (a hard printer’s type ink) is then added back to the bleached image with a variety of brushes and the ink is stippled into the print. This results in a beautiful painterly quality and rich textures, thus creating a one of a kind art image.
The art can be seen at Charley Hafen Jewelers • Gallery from 3/17/10 through 4/13/10.Artist Reception to be held in conjunction with the Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll, on Friday, March 19th, from 6–9 PM.
A Gallery – 1321 S 2100 E; 801-583-2100Please join us for new works by Andy Taylor.
Alpine Art – 430 E South Temple; 801-355-1155Del Jou Art Exhibition. Presenting published fine art work originals on paper for home or commercial spaces.
Art Access – 230 S 500 W; 801-328-0703 Art Access is hosting Landscape: Shaken Gently with a Twist, featuring 10 Utah artists with unusual views of what constitutes a landscape. Access II is pleased to present Outside is In, showcasing 9 Utah artists who have little or no formal art training.
Art at the Main – Ground floor of the Main City Library, 210 E 400 S; 801-363-4088 Presenting Country and Western, artworks by Amy Miller.
Artistic Framing and Sugarhouse Gallery – 2160 Highland; 801-486-4893Doors, a series of photographs by local artist Nic Tucker. This show takes vernacular imagery under assorted circumstances, then abstracts them between light and constructed physical form.
Beans and Brews – 268 S State; 801-328-4148Beans and Brews is proud to present Impressions, SX-70 Polaroid photography by Elliott Fraughton. His impressionist style moves pigments inside of the photograph around to create an image with a painterly quality.
Caffe Niche – 779 E 300 S; 801-433-3380 Caffe Niche is proud to present Pointillism on canvas and wood by Kathy Simpson and Synapse, an abstract photography project by Michael Brown.
Charley Hafen Jewelers – 1409 S 900 E; 801-521-7711A Step Back, Bromoil prints by Elise LeJeunesse.
Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery, Inc. – 3295 S 2000 E; 801-467-8770Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery welcomes the vibrant landscape work of Aaron Fritz and moody figurative and landscape paintings by McGarren Flack.
Finch Lane and Park Galleries / Art Barn – 1340 E 100 S (in Reservoir Park); 801-596-5000Through April 9: Rod Heiss, exotic wood and Paul Reynolds, oil and graphite on wood.
Hope Gallery and Museum of Fine Art – 151 S Main; 801-532-1336Featuring a distinct collection of European masters from the 16th to 21st centuries, including the largest collection of original Danish works (outside the national museums in Denmark) by notable artists such as Bloch, Kroyer, Henningsen, Wegmann and Molsted.
HORNE Fine Art – 142 E 800 S; 801-533-4200Presenting Phyllis Horne Paints Spring and Summer. This series captures the charm and color of gardens, country lanes and lush meadows. Also on view are new selections in Karen Horne's series, the Art of Dance.
Kayo Gallery – 177 E Broadway (300 S); 801-532-0080March is the Print Exchange at Kayo Gallery. Curated by Camilla Taylor -group exhibit featuring mini, limited edition prints on sale for twenty dollars.
Mestizo Gallery – 631 W North Temple #700; 801-596-0500The Fourth World, works by Favianna Rodriguez.
Michael Berry Gallery and Custom Framing – 163 E 300 S; 801-521-0243 Presenting work by Jake Reese and Dan Baxter. Live music provided by Tango Noir.
Phillips Gallery – 444 E 200 S; 801-364-8284 Oil on paper, abstract paintings by Carolyn Coalson and ceramic/stoneware structures by Francesc Burgos.
Salt Lake Art Center – 20 S West Temple; 801-328-4201 Jamie Wyeth’s Seven Deadly Sins, Launch-11: Recipients of theInternational Sculpture Center 2009 Student Awards and Salt Lake Art Center School: Ceramics and Photography.
SLC Ink – 1150 S Main; 801-596-2061Photography by Ron and Adriann Carter.
Tin Angel Cafe – 365 W 400 S; 801-328-4155Presenting Sonya Dinsdale with Abstractly Yours, a collection of acrylic paintings that depict the things which cannot be seen such as emotions, memories and the dark corners of the soul. Live music by Jon Shuman. Call for reservations.
UTah Artist Hands – 61 W 100 S; 801-355-0206Celebrating the opening of the Artful Cup - locally roasted coffees and teas served in handmade pottery from local artists, and featuring a collection of artful teapots in both pottery and paint. Live jazz from the John Flanders Trio.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I only take care of greyhounds, as they typically get along well together, having "served" in the racing industry and lived in group greyhound facilities. It has developed into a kind of "fraternity" for them. They always know another greyhound by sight! Another reason I keep greyhounds only, is that there are some greyhounds who have a high prey instinct (due to that ancient breeding to hunt) and smaller dogs would not be safe around around them.
If you have a greyhound or know a greyhound parent, keep us in mind for daycare or overnight stays...
I'm a seasoned greyhound owner and greyhound foster parent who will care for your greyhound in our home while you are away. Two gentle greyhounds are in residence here to provide canine company for your pup(s). Feeding is per your schedule and instructions. You provide your hound's food, meds, favorite toy or blankie. A large fenced back yard is available for play and we take walks around the park and sometimes go for a ride. Tell us about any special requirements and we will accommodate. For more details and to arrange a visit to Hound's Roo, click on my "Contact Me" button on the right side of my blog.
Above: Jay's Weekender, aka "Ender", always a perfect gentleman.
If you are interested in learning more about adopting a wonderful greyhound pet of your own, visit these greyt sites:
GREYHOUND ADOPTION INFO:
Greyhound Pets of America Salt Lake City
Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption
Second Chance Greyhounds
Above: Harri-Berry (Creative napping demonstration---The inverted "L"---She can pose in all 26 letters of the English alphabet!)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Above: Over-the-window pot rack in my Seattle cottage kitchen.
My inspiration was a beautifully made pot rack that San Francisco sculptor, David Bottini made and left behind in the apartment I leased years ago. (I wish I had a photo of it!) He and his wife lived in the San Francisco Castro neighborhood apartment for nine years and had their daughter while living there. The 1904 Italianate-style flat had lots of tall windows and not much space for storage. To add storage, the sculptor designed and fabricated a pot rack that hung across the kitchen window. There were no other window treatments and it was possible to view into the tiny but magically landscaped back yard full of flowers and artichoke plants.
Above: Mounting a wall bracket on the window trim on each side of the window.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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John Berggruen Gallery at the ADAA Art ShowFrancis Bacon, Christopher Brown, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Gorlizki, Stephen Hannock, Paul Kelpe, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and William T. WileyMarch 3 - March 7, 2010The annual Art Dealers Association of America's art fair in New York, the 'Art Show,' will be held at the Park Avenue Armory from Wednesday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 7th. The John Berggruen Gallery will be a participating dealer, as we have been since the inception of this prestigious fair. We look forward to seeing you at our booth, number C12. The Park Avenue Armory is located at 67th Street and Park Avenue. General fair hours on Wednesday through Saturday are from noon to 8 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.