Jan 10, 2010

Linda Kukuk demonstrating for the EAA


I have been looking for a way to volunteer in the evenings. When I put out the request for volunteers for the Edmond Art Association Board, I decided I couldn’t send out requests without taking part myself. I now have the honor of announcing that I will be the president for the association for 2010. It is a wonderful organization with great opportunity for all artists.
I first heard of the organization by Tim Rose (I shared some of his work in a past post) when he was doing a demonstration for EAA. The demonstration was impacted with invaluable information on oil painting techniques as he went through his painting process.

This January 26th will be our first demonstration. Linda Kukuk will be demonstrating how she uses claybord (Ampersand Aqua Board) to create striking works of art.
Linda is a self-taught artist with over forty years of experience working primarily in two media – watercolor on paper and scratchwork on claybord. She is inspired by her Choctaw heritage and her experiences in her travels, as seen in this scratch work above of the African Hornbills. Here Linda used watercolor to resemble the vibrant colors of the hornbills. Her meticulous scratchwork brings these birds to life for us to see a glimpse into her journey in Africa.
Eddie Z Two-Clouds is portrayed in this elaborate scratchwork which is highlighted with watercolor. Linda’s talents are not limited to just capturing likeness. It extends to demonstrating characters to the viewer. This is also demonstrated in the watercolor of Eddie Young Fancy Dancer.

Scratchwork was a nice surprise for me, because I have never worked with it. I look forward to learning more about this form of expression from an experienced and talented artist. I do hope you join me. The demonstration is $2 for non-members and free to all members. Yearly membership to the Edmond Art Association is only $30. This includes the chance to attend all demonstrations, take part in the Shows, work posted on the website, and the electronic newsletter, along with opportunities to network.
Who: Linda Kukuk
What: Demonstration of Works on Claybord hosted by Edmond Art Association
When: Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm
Where: Fine Arts Institute at 27 East Edwards Street Edmond, OK 73034
How Much: $2 for non-members, FREE for EAA members
If you have any questions regarding EAA you can visit the website, or you can e-mail me directly at carolinaelizabeth@cox.net.

5 comments:

  1. All three of these are beautiful, but I'm partial to the birds. When I first saw the pic I actually thought it was dimensional, a statue or carving of some sort.

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  2. Congratulations on your presidency, Carolina. That will keep you busy busy, too! this looks like it will be a fascinating demo and talk. Great way to kick off the new year.

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  4. These are all very nice.
    Love North American Art.

    Thanks :)

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