Monday, September 21, 2009

Dem Bones

I’m hoping making these skeletons doesn’t kill me. Days have been spent on the computer reworking the “Arbol de Vida” image for the 44 cd cover. Evenings have been spent in my garage – cutting, rasping, and sanding boards into bone shapes.

The boys kept trying to coax me out onto the lawn for some playtime this weekend. Took a break to visit with friends at a cookout and catch a movie with the boyos. I don’t know whether it was all the sawdust up my nose, allergies or a combination of everything that gave me a near migraine-sized headache last night. Or maybe there is just too much to do.

Tomorrow night I give a talk to the print class at Goshen College.

Tonight I select and wrap up some prints for a print sale at the University of Illinois @ Chicago’s Student Center East on Friday and at the National Museum of Mexican Art on Saturday. Friday and Saturday I also have meetings with the Consejo Grafico.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Road to the Dead (take 2)

I'm reworking some of the elements of the Dia de los Muertos installation I showed at the Snite Museum back in 2007. I will be showing the ofrenda installation in Omaha, Nebraska next month. More details to come.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Forma reception

Follow this link for some photos of the "Forma" installation and reception @ Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I painted the newly carved skeleton limbs for the coffin base last night. I'm still working on a new "huesudo" to go inside the box.

I have works showing in three different galleries that are having openings/receptions this weekend. I have a few prints in a group show at the New Galleries on Lincolnway West in South Bend, Indiana. I have the small color prints on view in Buchanan, MI @ Thomas Jolly Home and Garden for the "Non-Pareil" this Saturday (9/5). And don't forget my reception at Goshen College for "Forma".

Here is the press release for "Off the Press":

First Friday Opening Reception

September 4 from 5pm to 9pm
Exhibit continues through September 26

Gallery 807

"Off the Press"
featuring recent works by regional printmakers

Etchings, Lithographs, Silkscreen, Intaglio, Linoleum & Woodblock Cuts,
Aquatints, Monoprints, and Solar Prints

Alan Larkin, Diane Tesler, Lea Goldman, Ramiro Rodriguez,
Julie Tourtilotte, William Tourtillotte,
Jackie Welsh, Bonita Bent Nelson, James Deeb, Linda Rivera,
Philip Monteith, Kathee Kiesselbach,
Ken General, Nick Donovan, Bradley Davenport

Gallery 805

Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members
Donna J. Chambers, Robert Williams, Sandra Goodrich

Northern Indiana Artists Members
William Healy, Daniel Slattery, Joseph Schultz, Thomas Tooley

St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Member
Ardyce Kreider

Gallery Artists
Barbara De Leu, Erin Warner, Lea Goldman,
Norma Helm, Ann Jagla, Mona Witt, Tim Grieb,
Joe Ruthrauff, Joanne Kiester, Maryart

New Galleries on Lincoln Way West is a proud participant in
Downtown South Bend's First Fridays Event.