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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pink Chair: SOLO ART EXHIBIT OPENS

Pink Chair: SOLO ART EXHIBIT OPENS: "Against the Wind" oil on canvas 18x24" location: Friendship, ME REMEMBRANCE - THE PINK CHAIR PROJECT TOPSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY One Sout...

Pink Chair: The Whole Picture, and a bonus!

Pink Chair: The Whole Picture, and a bonus!: My last post gave you your virtual invitation to the exhibit. However, part of the painting was hidden by the curve of the template I used. ...

SOLO ART EXHIBIT OPENS

"Against the Wind" oil on canvas 18x24"
 location: Friendship, ME


REMEMBRANCE - THE PINK CHAIR PROJECT

TOPSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
One South Common St.
Topsfield, MA 01983
(978)887-1528


EXHIBIT November 1-29, 2011   
Library Hours: M 10-8; T 10-5; W 12-5;TH 10-8;   
F 12-5; Sat 10-5; closed Sunday   

RECEPTION 
Friday, November 4 from 5:30 - 7 PM


I will be presenting a solo exhibition of my recent paintings from November 1 - 29, 2011 in the meeting room of the Topsfield, MA Public Library. A reception will be held from 5:30 - 7 PM on Friday, November 4 "Remembrance - the Pink Chair Project" celebrates the memory of my mother in moving and beautiful images.  

I sensed her presence while painting an Adirondack chair of her favorite color - bright, knock-your-socks-off pink. After the initial surprise of that experience, I began placing the chair into various locations which had special meaning to me or Mom. In this way, I have created a cohesive body of work that shines as individual paintings as well as a sensitive and powerful grouping.  

Please continue to read my blog on the process, which will I will add to throughout the show, telling the story of each painting as it is posted. I will also be continuing to paint during the show on the series, so you will get the first news on those pieces as well. http://pinkchairpaintings.blogspot.com/. Bookmark it or sign up at the top of the blog to get these postings directly in your mailbox!

I will display the pink chair (or maybe two of them!) at the exhibit with a pink table and footrest, and I am encouraging an interactive component at the exhibit, encouraging visitors to sit comfortably and tell the story of their loved ones in a remembrance book. Mom's book "This is Me" will also be on display, along with some pictures of her so people can get to know her better. 

I invite each of my readers, especially those who cannot come to the show,  to contribute to the show by writing a bit about someone who was special to you that you would like to remember so that the sharing of this experience can grow and become richer. You can add the comments directly to my blog or e-mail them to me if you want to contribute, but do not want the comments posted. It is a great way to connect with the exhibit as well as my mother and me.

The Topsfield Town Library meeting room serves as a monthly exhibition space for local artists, featuring a different art display each month as well as a community meeting place. If you come during the week, you may want to call to check if there is a meeting or event in that room. Saturday is usually clear.  
A portion of each sale will be donated to childhood cancer research, as well as to the Friends of the Topsfield Library.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pink Chair: The Whole Picture, and a bonus!

Pink Chair: The Whole Picture, and a bonus!: My last post gave you your virtual invitation to the exhibit. However, part of the painting was hidden by the curve of the template I used. ...

The Whole Picture, and a bonus!

My last post gave you your virtual invitation to the exhibit. However, part of the painting was hidden by the curve of the template I used. So here it is in it's entirety.

Remembrance 36x36 oil on canvas

I did this painting from a photo I took at Long Hill Sedgewick gardens, where I did "Meditation - First Lotus" which you saw earlier. This piece is the largest I have made so far. It is 3 ft. square! I do love it. I worked hard to try to get a spot where I would not see the chair, but I would see its reflection in the water. This was the perfect image for that. Like our memories, the image of the chair is there, but it is altered, by our perceptions, experiences, and by time. I find my memories of Mom are changed already. I am finding that qualities of my Mom that were in the background are coming to the foreground as I appreciate them more.

The bonus: After I did the above piece I did a second one. It is smaller, but it is also a reflection piece. It is called, (simply enough) "Reflection". I thought it would be easy after doing the big one. No way, it was harder that the big one, and I am not sure why. Life is like that sometimes. 

Reflection 18x24 oil on canvas


Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink Chair: Remembrance

Pink Chair: Remembrance: It is time to send out the postcards announcing my show. I have ordered them and here is your virtual invitation! You get it first, before a...

Remembrance

It is time to send out the postcards announcing my show. I have ordered them and here is your virtual invitation! You get it first, before anyone else!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pink Chair: Daisy Love

Pink Chair: Daisy Love: Mom loved daisies - and she also wrote poetry. With no further ado: The Daisy I remember in my childhood, I was alking one nice day Wi...

Daisy Love

Mom loved daisies - and she also wrote poetry. With no further ado:

The Daisy

I remember in my childhood,
I was alking one nice day
With my mother, in a garden,
Where the flowers bloomed so gay!

I bent down to pick a rosebud,
(twas a very lovely hue)
but my mother said "Don't pick it,
for it's not the thing to do."

As we were heading homeward through a field of daisies fair -
I was filled with joy and pleasure
at the great profusion there.
And my mother smiled and told me
that since these were only weeds
I could pick as many"flowers"
as would fill my every need...

by Carolyn Schulte

I just had to honor her with this painting:

                      Daisy Love 18x24 oil on canvas