So many great things have been happening lately it has been hard to keep up! I have been really fortunate to have so much love from my fellow Mid Missouri artists recently. I had a great experience going down to Jefferson City to be on Mid-Missouri Art News with Rick Jey. We met at the state fair, talked a bit about our experiences in Japan and he invited me down to be interviewed.
It was just so neat to be on tv. The cameras and lights are technical and nerdy brilliance. I forgot to bring a piece of art to talk about during the interview. Luckily I never clean out my car and my work from Missouri Valley College was in the back. My friend and I had a lot of fun artfully draping it around one of the set ladders. Three cheers for having friends that like to come hang out and help install shows!
I was the second artist to go on. Sorry about the clicking in the audio. The mic was bumping into my necklace and I talk with my hands. Rookie Mistake. All in all, It was a fabulous experience and really nice people that help support local arts.
My solo show “Spaces in Between” will be opening at the Liberty Center in Sedalia, MO on March 21st 6-8pm. They were so nice they gave me two whole galleries and you’ve never seen such a beautiful space. The work is all soft sculpture based on plants and human bodies. It’s a bright, whimsical and surprising show.
It took us three days to install the show because there are two major floor installations, one in each gallery. The people at the Liberty Center are fabulous because they let me explore some crazy new ideas and gave me the time to do it. I really learned a lot. Gravity is still my arch nemesis. I hope you can come out and see it!
Another great bit of art news is that I got accepted into the Jentel Artist Residency Program in October this year. This is really huge for me. It is a very competitive residency and I’ll get a month to make art and pick the minds of some supremely talented people. Plus I get to bring all my great hand knitted socks that I never wear in Missouri because it will be cold.
Seeds are started! If only it would start warming up. Gonna order those kiwano melon seeds soon.
Nature’s Palette: The Science of Plant Color by David Lee
Wow this book is great! It’s like mid level between clickbate science and doctoral dissertation. Just enough knowledge to be dangerous. Which is how I like it.