Dixie, the Racine police dog,was my latest inspiration for the Downtown Racine Corporation's K9 Heroes Summer Public Art Project. It was a joy to actually meet her on June 9 for a celebration of all the dogs, the artists and the police men and women who work and care for them. She was smaller then the other dogs but I was told she is one of the best drug sniffing dogs on the force. It was apparent she was totally devoted to her "Dad." Here are some photos from the gathering.
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"Beach Snail" was included in the ReStore Recycled Art Competition from April 13 - 21 at the east side location in Milwaukee. Each artist had to make artwork from something purchased from the store. I chose a tree trunk slice, which seemed to be fitting for the coiled shell of a mollusk crawling atop. He was actually a land snail I saw in the mulch of the aviary exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo but a beige background worked best instead of the green leaves. It made me think he looked more like he was out at the beach, hence the title. The turquoise edging matched this idea and to give it a vintage look.
I am happy to be participating again in the SWAN Day MKE 2018: "Women and Nature: Nourishing Our Roots," hosted at the Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley from March 24th-May 31st, 2018
"Tundra Spring Life" - Acrylic on wood panel
Here's a little information on the background of the exhibit:
Artists from all over Milwaukee celebrate the power and diversity of women’s creativity at SWAN Day MKE 2018 (Support Women Artists Now), an exhibition at the Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley that is part of the International 11th Annual Support Women Artists Now Day! Please join us!
This exhibit features one-hundred women and woman-identified artists of ALL ages, ALL disciplines and ALL levels of artistic experience residing in Milwaukee and surrounding area that were invited to be part of an inclusive, informal, non-juried show.
"January Blues" was created within 24 hours for the Arts Mill's Annual 24 Hour Art Auction on January 27 in Grafton, Wisconsin. My mixed media piece was inspired by a January 16 hike in the Mequon Nature Preserve. While cold and windy, the beauty and blue shadows of the landscape made for a beautiful walk.
The artwork sold to a fellow artist friend, for which I am grateful! Thanks, Ren!
Website featuring US National Park Artists in Residence
Check out the "Visual Arts, Nature's Delicate Balance" page, where you will find my painting.
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