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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Environment Exhibit

"Prairie Restoration" was the theme of the MEEC show this year (Marianist Environmental Education Center). The show offered viewers a variety of media, including these hanging "blossoms" which were fashioned like pinatas and suspended from the ceiling. Other items were made from Raku pottery, silk for a quilt, straw for a clump like a nest, branches from a birch tree as supports for a ceramic leaf, collage, and traditional watercolor and acrylic. Here you see my "Prairie Biodiversity" painting again with the narrative posted next to it.

The exhibit also had lots of poetry posted on the walls and placed next to relevant photography. It's always a challenge to create and image suitable for the theme but always gratifying when it all comes together.

Environment Show Exhibit

Here are two more photographs of some of the works of art displayed at Gallery St. John in Beavercreek, Ohio as part of the Marianist Environmental Education Center exhibit 2011. The theme was "Prairie Restoration."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Healthy Choice

"Healthy Choice" is a watercolor done in the style of Matisse. It has a lot of pattern and shows the contents of the room behind the table where the fruit is. It was entered into the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society show and provided an alternative to typical watercolors!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Barrier on Island"

"Barrier on Island" is another attempt to create a painting for the MEEC show on the environment. The theme was "restoration." In painting this I thought of how barriers on islands create opportunities for the beach to recover from erosion. This watercolor didn't suit me so it didn't get entered in the show!