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Showing posts from April 5, 2009

WaterStreet Art Gallery

I am thrilled that the arts are growing in Oklahoma. On March 31, 2009: Water Street Art Gallery will Open for Business. Read Press Release.
April 24, 2009: Opening Celebration Announcement
Water Street Art Gallery proudly announces our Opening Celebration on Friday, April 24, 2009. The celebrations begin with a Ribbon Cutting Event at the Gallery by the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce to be held at noon. Later in the day, from 4 - 8 p.m., all are invited for refreshments and celebrate the opening at the gallery with artists and friends.
June 4, 2009: Six by Six Art Event Opening Night
Water Street Art Gallery announces their first annual "Six by Six" Art Event which will run from June 4-20th and is to be held in conjunction with the Sapulpa Route 66 Blowout, June 6th, 2009. An Opening Night Reception will be held at the gallery Thursday, June 4th from 6 - 9 p.m. For those interested in participating in the show, 6 x 6" canvases are available for pick-up at the gallery now. Addr…

“Know Thyself”

Socrates is believed to have said those famous words that are so crucial in our intent to be the best us. I would think that by the age of thirty-four I would know myself. Well, maybe it is not as much that I do not know myself, and more that I am fighting who I am and how I work.

As I have said I am being challenged by my oil paints. I admire those artists that can make a painting with only the necessary strokes to make a masterpiece. Usually these paintings have areas of colors made by the loose brushstrokes and have at least a little texture. They just seem so fresh, that I wanted to paint like that. It did not work. I tend to get rid of the texture and soften the lines. When you have wet oil paints, this equals a muddy, dirty painting. After discussing my frustration with Robert, my husband and toughest critic, I came to the realization (with his help) that the style of painting I was going for was not me.

I have done several watercolors in the past that I consider to be successful.…

Oklahoma Arts Festival

The Arts Festival is always an event I look forward to attending. Rain seems to come on those days and I hope this time it is different and the rain waits a few days. It is my way of meeting new artists and seeing what everone is up to these days. This year the Festival is April 21-26.

Oh, this weekend has been a busy one. Alexia was Violet in the You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown play at Harding Fine Arts. That was fantastic. I believe the audience was highly impressed. What a pleasure it must be to go to a school where arts are a priority and not an "elective"--for both treachers and students.

I sadly missed the opening for Tracey Harris. Let me tell you, the play ended about 8:30pm and so I thought we would enter the JRB and get to meet Tracey and see her work, but there was no parking space! Even though this stopped me from going in that day, it is wonderful to see how much support artists are getting in Oklahoma. I did wake up early Saturday morning to go to the farmer…