Monday, May 9, 2011

KVCC Student Show

Each year Kalamazoo Valley Community College has its annual student art show.  Well, since I'm an official student now I decided to enter.  I was juried in with my piece called Bailey Park.  I completed this painting well before I took the Painting class this semester but rules stated that the piece entered had to have been created within the last two years so it qualified.

I haven't shown it on the blog in a while so here you go...

All the colors in this photo are too "hot".  Adding it to my "Please Get a Good Photo" pile.

This 24" x 48" piece uses many of the techniques that I am hoping to explore on my own and in Art 205.  Basically, I am incorporating highly textured handmade paper into an acrylic painting on canvas.  In this case the houses are handmade paper and the background is plaster and paint.  For a look at how this was done you can begin with this post

I just completed my first ever college art class (Art 105).  Good experience, weak instructor.  I debated about continuing with another class.  KVCC has an artist-in-residence from the Netherlands right now and she visited our last class and contributed greatly.  That one experience, that took less than 45 minutes, was enough to sway me.  Yep, I'm registered for Art 205 and it starts this Thursday.


PS.  Our garage sale (mentioned in my last post) was a huge success.  Lots of stuff gone including piles and piles of new toys from Steve's sample room.  Still have a sleeper/sofa left as well as a nice office credenza.  Anyone?


Joanne Huffman said...

Congrats on being in the art show (I was rejected for the KIA show). It's cool that you're taking the second painting class.

last minute lynn said...

If you want to donate your sofa, the Deacon's Conference (where I volunteer) will pick it up. They will either give it to someone in need or sell it and use the funds raised to help someone in need.
In case you didn't know, since you are a student, you have free access to the gym/work out area.

Kim Mailhot said...

This is a great piece. Brava to you for having submitted it. And brava to you for finding the good in your first college class in spite of a shaky teacher. May 205 be more up your alley !
Happy Spring, Lorrie !

MaryN said...

Congratulations! I love this painting!
I also love Kalamazoo and Michigan...have had 2 solo shows at Kalamazoo Nature Center!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser

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