These are difficult times - trouble on top of catastrophe.
I don't know about you, but I never want things to go back to "normal".
I am looking for a new day, and helping to bring it about must start with me.
Artists see and embrace the times. They use their creative voice to address it.
This is not new news - artists have been speaking into culture through most of history. Hard things do not kill creativity but force it to bloom, sometimes in hidden places.
ARTISTS show the world how to make the pain meaningful - to give expression to what they see around them.
This is how ART changes the world!
I am a big fan of Robert and Sara Genn's Painters Keys Twice-Weekly newsletter.
For years I have enjoyed it for the insight on ART, current events and the lives of artists.
Below is the link to a beautiful article about Black artist/quilters in Gee's Bend, Alabama.
I hope you are inspired.
Where ART lives. https://painterskeys.com/where-art-lives/
To read more about Gee's Bend Quilters, check out the link below:
It's June! Yay!
If you are dealing with a case of cabin fever this is a good time to bust outta' town. Taos, New Mexico is only 90 minutes away and wonderful day trip destination.
Galleries and restaurants are quietly opening up; take your mask and stroll streets that have been quiet way too long.
I currently have a show of 15 new pieces at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, right up the street from the Plaza on Kit Carson. Voted Best Gallery in Taos, Wilder Nightingale boasts the broadest, and the most interesting stable of artists in all of Taos.
Do yourself a favor while this shorten summer lasts - take the drive to enchanted Taos, spend time and you will come back to Colorado with a new perspective on things.