Artspace

Last year had been a busy year with a lot of focus on reaching out into the art community to build new relationships and new connections. In addition, my goal had also been to continue to refine ways to integrate my art practice into a full life as a wife and parent with responsibilities as…

Featured Artist & Maker – Kendra Grace Designs

My husband and I value sustainable and environmentally sensitive design. We try to make thoughtful choices in how we live, and with businesses we support. We look for businesses that align with this value when possible. My work often shows imagery of nature and questions how our habits and individual roles can impact development and…
Group Picture of participants during conference session

Day 2 – VAE’s Ignite Creativity 2015

Take Away Ideas from Day Two of Ignite Creativity 2015 Consider art as a means to get public or viewer to engage with spaces and environments in new ways, even with senses other than visual to gain new perspectives. Artists may be able to reach or speak to and with people that others in the…

Day 1 – VAE’s Ignite Creativity 2015

Take Away Ideas from Day One of Ignite Creativity 2015 Be persistent Disrupt the old ways of doing business Artists should have a seat at the table in community development Tell your story, be authentic & create emotional connection Know the culture or audience you are speaking to VAE’s Ignite Creativity 2015 has been a…

On doing something new – follow up

In a recent post I discussed the idea of trying something new. I did it and it was great. I took a week long intensive workshop with a wonderful artist and teacher, Stephen Early. I was a bit intimidated to work in an arena that seemed foreign to my current work but I feel as…

Trying something new.

I have been at the community college for over 15 years teaching art appreciation and studio art. Although I love working with the art majors, there is something compelling about teaching the non-art majors because they don’t have a lot of expectations. My goal is to get students to appreciate art and to enjoy tapping…
encaustic painting

Introduction

This first blog post is an opportunity for me to introduce myself. I am an artist and arts educator. I have taught teens and adults for more than 20 years but I love seeing how young kids see and express their view of the world. In addition to my day job as a teacher, I…