Sherman Mills : Winter Festival

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I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sher­man mills win­ter fes­ti­val. I’ll have my stu­dio open and will be sell­ing draw­ings at stu­dio prices. I’ll also have cards, note pads, cal­en­dars, and oth­er lit­tle gifts for sale.

I hope you can make it.

Sher­man Mills : Win­ter Festival
Fea­tur­ing the works of over 20 of our own artists.
Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 2nd 2006
noon til 6pm

Sher­man Mills Arts Coun­cil [smARTS] invites you to spend the day at Sher­man Mills for our Win­ter Fes­ti­val, the first Sat­ur­day of Decem­ber. Bring your friends and fam­i­ly. Select unique gifts — small, medi­um, and large — direct­ly from the artists and arti­sans studios.

Work for sale will include blown, fused, and stained glass; hand­built ceram­ic ves­sels; hand­wo­ven scarves, shawls, and blan­kets; dis­tinc­tive jew­el­ry and met­al work; paint­ings, draw­ings, note­books and cards. Both Crafts for Liv­ing and Schuylkill Gallery will be open to visitors.

Bring the whole fam­i­ly and enjoy hot choco­late and cider. Join in arts and crafts for the kids from 2 — 4pm. Chat with the artists and arti­sans that are your neigh­bors. Watch glass­blow­ing demon­stra­tions. Enjoy the season.

North­ern Home for Children
While you have giv­ing on your mind give to those less for­tu­nate than you. smARTS is pleased to sup­port the more than 1000 chil­dren and their fam­i­lies that North­ern Home for Chil­dren serves. These fam­i­lies are in crit­i­cal need of warm hats, mit­tens, scav­es and coats in all sizes. Bring any of these items to the fes­ti­val and drop them off at the North­ern Home table. Please only items that are new or in good con­di­tion, some­thing you or a mem­ber of your fam­i­ly has out­grown. If you don’t have cloth­ing you can make a con­tri­bu­tion at the North­ern Home for Chil­dren table.

Sher­man Mills Arts Coun­cil is ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing a self-sus­tain­ing com­mu­ni­ty of artists and arti­sans that are sup­port­ed in an envi­ron­ment that allows for the cre­ation, exhi­bi­tion, and sale of their art­work — build­ing Sher­man Mills’ rep­u­ta­tion as a unique arts destination.

Sher­man Mills is a vibrant and diverse com­mu­ni­ty of artists, res­i­dents, and busi­ness­es. The arts com­mu­ni­ty con­tin­ues to grow with new art stu­dios being con­struct­ed. The com­mu­ni­ty fea­tures two gal­leries: Crafts for Liv­ing and Schuylkill Gallery.

For details, direc­tions, and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion vis­it www.shermanmillsARTS.org

kate kaman : growth rings

Kate Kaman : Growth Rings

This is a scup­ture and a video by Kate Kaman. It is a doc­u­men­tary. This is the instal­la­tion of her sculp­ture here at Sher­man Mills in East Falls. Each and every morn­ing I expe­ri­ence the sculp­tures’ rela­tion­ship with the archi­tec­ture, sky, and light. It is a dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ence each day; nev­er the same and often breathtaking.

If you get a chance you should come by and see it. If you want direc­tions and to know more about our artist com­mu­ni­ty check out: http://www.shermanmillsarts.org

video the vote

Stop­ping vot­er sup­pres­sion, by observ­ing the vote. And shar­ing the results—on Elec­tion Day.

About Video the Vote:

Our goal is to pro­tect the vote by being the
eyes and ears where bal­lots are cast and count­ed on Elec­tion Day. We
will doc­u­ment and report any irreg­u­lar­i­ties that occur at polling
places and boards of elec­tions while they are hap­pen­ing, enabling the
media and pub­lic to watch-dog the elec­toral process across our country.

Here’s an exam­ple of what went on in one loca­tion in Maryland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTUfJjnLzaA

Take a look at what hap­pened around the coun­try on elec­tion day. It is a very enlight­en­ing experience.

http://www.videothevote.org

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P!NK : about hard work!

let me tell you about hard work!”
An amaz­ing live pre­for­mance by P!nk. As an artist her work con­tin­ues to ask us impor­tant ques­tions. The jux­topo­si­tion of her Mar­i­lyn hair and dress when she sings Dear Mr Pres­i­dent is haunting.
A true pre­for­mance artist. You may have seen her on the Today Show, or Reg­is, or YouTube doing her hit Stu­pid Girls. I’m glad to know she hails from Penn­syl­va­nia and she’s doing good.

I post­ed this back in april but it does­n’t seem to grow old. That is unfortunate.

inspirational winter light

This is a pho­to­graph of my art stu­dio. This is the won­de­ful light that I have start­ing in mid Octo­ber. My hibis­cus has begun to thrive and will bloom through the win­ter… in the sum­mer they resie in the shade and a lush green with­out any blooms. Octo­ber takes the leaves off the trees that block the light and it become an indoor spring. The nat­ur­al light brings me to dif­fer­ent kinds of draw­ings. I post­ed this image because it cre­ates a sense of calm for me.

On the wall are some of my draw­ings that I did over the sum­mer months.

I look for­ward to the win­ter week­ends here. I’ll sit in my chair, drink tea, cof­fee, or choco­late depend­ing on my mood. I’ll draw the land­scapes of my memories.

I’ve just start­ed get­ting my draw­ings up online. You can check them out here.

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balancing act

This is one of my favorite toys. He’s a poi­son dart frog. Den­dro­bates aura­tus, also known as the green and black poi­son dart frog is a bright­ly-coloured mem­ber of the order Anu­ra native to Cen­tral Amer­i­ca and north-west­ern parts of South Amer­i­ca and was intro­duced to Hawaii. I love his col­ors and his pat­tern. I have pho­tographed him in lots of locations.

It was a bit unset­tling how­ev­er when I came to my desk the oth­er day to find him engaged in this bal­anc­ing act. I was­n’t sure how he got that way but some­how his show­ing off seemed a plea to be pho­tographed. No, he isn’t glued or attached in any way… he’s bal­anc­ing on these two peb­bles. He stood on his head for 12 days. It was only when I banged into the desk with my mes­sen­ger bag that he fell over.

He’s moved over to anoth­er piece of fur­ni­ture and he’s been there for two weeks. I think he’s going for a record.

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