Monday, October 17, 2005

"Al most Touch ing" (Micheline Frank artwork)

A few days ago, in two posts here (Landscape with figure and Brianna as Buddha), I sketched stories of my participation in a congenial artists' circle, and something about my current experiments in figurative painting. It may be some while yet before I get many other images of my own paintings blogged. Meanwhile, just now I've received an email notice of the seasonal group exhibit (an open studio showing) we'll be doing soon.

The email came from Micheline Klagsbrun Frank -- host of our little group. Her studio is in the 52 O Street Studios building. This is one of four such buildings participating in the NoMA Fall Open Studios (NoMA signifying "North of Massachusetts Avenue" -- the inevitable acronyming following the antecedent naming-model of SoHo ("South of Houston Street"), the archetypal erstwhile-warehouse-turned-arts neighborhood in downtown Manhattan).

Accompanying Micheline's email happened to be an image showing a detail from one of her works. It seems suitable to show that image here. Digital photography and web presentation can conspire to bring forth some qualities in visual art. (Many things may be lost, others at times gained, in the translation to cyber-viewing.)

The painting's full title is Al most Touch ing: Violet-Rose 1 (mixed media on paper, 2002). I believe it's one from a series of her works that bear a relationship to tales from Greek mythology (but don't recollect which specific story).

As for the NoMA Fall Open Studios, in case there are a few readers of this blog in the Washington, DC area, here's details:
Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23, 12:00-5:00pm, at:
52 O Street NW
411 New York Avenue NW
443 I Street NW (Art Studios)
57 N Street NW (Fine Arts)
All four are former warehouse buildings now given over to artist studios. The printed announcement-postcard includes a blurb encouraging one to visit and "be a part of the other DC -- the art world beyond the Mall." But some other day here, perhaps we'll look at a few things at said Mall, too. Only by enjoying both monde & demimonde can one hope for a complete education, no?


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