A Belated Happy New Year!

January 1, 2020

 

While last year was incredibly busy exhibiting my work in 28 mostly juried shows at galleries in Connecticut and New York, 2019 has started at an even faster pace.

In January, I was the Featured Artist for the month at the Rene Soto Gallery in Norwalk (that’s my wall in the photo) closely followed by exhibiting for the first time at the historic Silvermine Guild of Artists at its New Member Show.

There I was delighted to meet up again with David Green of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County who first introduced me to a local artist who encouraged me to find shows and apply to exhibit in them. I was happy to return the favor recently to artist Jim Malloy of New Fairfield.

David Green organizes “ARTISTS TALK” which is a series of short videos by artist members of the Cultural Alliance talking about their work.  I was honored to be included in the series with a videotaping at Silvermine this month. My video is shown here. To say I was a little nervous about being on camera is putting it mildly, but I got through it.

My wall at the Rene Soto Gallery

My wall at the Rene Soto Gallery

 

Last year I had the opportunity to talk about art, and my work at a magnet school in Bridgeport and will be returning to Bridgeport again in March. I will also be talking to 7th and 8th grade art students about my photography at the Ponus Ridge Middle School in Norwalk for two mornings through Silvermine’s Outreach Education Program. The program works with under-resourced schools and after-school programs in Norwalk and Stamford.  I really enjoy talking to the students, and they are never at a loss for questions about my work.

Me and my photo at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists CONVERSATIONS Exhibit

Me and my photo at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists CONVERSATIONS Exhibit

 

In February, my photos will be exhibited at five other CT shows. So it looks like it’s going to be even busier year for me, and I’m excited about new opportunities to show my work and talk to others about it.

I’ll be headed back to Costa Rica in March to shoot more sand patterns and explore hidden parts of the black beaches.  As the tide goes out it exposes more lava rocks and creates more nooks and crannies where I find some of the most interesting patterns, and no one else is near me.  I look forward to those peaceful but creative times when it’s just me on the beach with my cameras and the ocean waves making its magical art.

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