May 2023: Mural, Menopause and More
The Sea of Life Mural is almost complete at The Next Best Thing to Being There, an extraordinary shop at 1315 Mountain Road, Albuquerque; Wednesday afternoon, I’m heading off to the San Francisco area to deliver a piece to Arts Benicia for their Reimagining History exhibition juried by Sandow Birk; and when I return next week I will be delivering work for the It’s Time to Talk: The Menopause Art Exhibit taking place at Under Charlie’s Covers – Fine Used Books in Bernalillo. Scroll down to learn more about these events.
The Sea of Life Mural
The Sea of Life Mural at The Next Best Thing to Being There
an extraordinary shop at 1315 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
There will be a reception for the completed mural on Friday June 2, 5-7pm.
Sandow Birk, Juror
I’m honored to have the The Archaeology of the Unicorn, from my House of Cards series selected for this exhibition. This image combines the monoclonius—a discredited dinosaur fossil at one time to be evidence of an actual unicorn; an image from the 1500s that shows a wild child of the woods with an unicorn (the wild-child legend predates the later legend of a virgin who attracts the elusive unicorn; an image from the famous Unicorn Tapestries; and the Narwal—a sea creature that many believe was inspired the unicorn myth.
The idea of reimagining history is not new in the world of art and literature. The works of artists such as Robert Colescott, Cindy Sherman, and Enrique Chagoya examine issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and political identity through their visual retelling of iconic images and historical figures. In literature, examples span from Herodotus’ The Histories in 440 BC to Tolstoy’s War and Peace to the contemporary Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Arts Benicia invited artists to submit artworks that reimagine and reconsider histories, be it of a personal nature or global scope.
Time to Talk: The Menopause Art Exhibit
This pop up exhibit will take place at Under Charlie’s Covers – Fine Used Books in Bernalillo, NM on the following dates.
Friday, May 12th 5:00-7:00pm — Artist Reception
Saturday May 13th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 14th 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday will feature a book signing by Carol Covino, whose book focuses on fitness for women 40+ and is the author of her new book called Purpose in the Pause: Your Guide to Thriving in Menopause and Beyond. Carol will be signing from 11 -3 pm that day.
I will be showing the two works-on-paper shown below. These pieces were originally created as studies for the cover of Marjorie St. Clair’s book, Writes of Passage: Writing through the Seasons of Your Life.