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2017 Red Dot Student Exhibit

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Eileen Cohn
Red Dot is proud to show off the work of their talented, dedicated students in the 2017 Student Exhibit. Opening July 7, 5-8, the show runs through August 5.


Nancy Lewis



Pat Conrad


Joyce White




Charla Cardin



Michael Straus


Katy Whitson

Summer in Santa Fe

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Annabelle graduated from UAB in May and is spending her summer making sets for the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. These photos are from our mother-daughter graduation trip.






































Overboard at the Folk Museum

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A Mexican baptism
Daughter Annabelle began her summer job working backstage for the Santa Fe Opera this week. She and I drove there from Alabama and enjoyed an art exploratory trip for fun. These are images (the first set of many that will follow in subsequent posts) of the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. A massive room held dioramas of dolls and figurines from cultures around the world. The exhibit was such a departure from the usual art museum fare that I had fun pulling together a photo essay that would explain why I spent so much time there.  Forgive my lack of notations on which country the figures represent. The information at the museum was not easily accessed and I got lazy. I did my best, and welcome your guess in the comments. 








Eskimos





I'm thinking Eastern European



African
















Japanese

Happy Faces

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A few faces from our daylily beds this morning. My husband is promising to name one of his hybrids after me. Can you guess which? 

















Spots Running Out

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I finished and sold this painting recently. No title or meaning yet. Stay tuned.
There are a couple spots left in my Without a Net creativity workshop, Saturday, April 29. Here is a link to all the details. 

Without a Net News

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This Saturday I am hosting my first Without a Net Workshop at Red Dot Gallery. I am pleased to offer this work to others, and if all goes well I hope to offer it in different venues. A short description is below, and a longer one is here. In the same vein, check out my new post on WithoutaNet.Blog
Here is  a short description:  In the spirit of my artistic explorations in my own paintings, Without a Net workshop will offer participants creative exercises in various artistic media that explore personal mind states and perspectives in a judgment-free setting. With humor and self-acceptance as touchstones, participants will explore their own mind states, both light and shadowy, to engender courage, promote self-honesty, and acknowledge the universality of human frailty. The practices will fuel creative thinking while helping to develop resilience and equanimity. The group setting enhances a collective, unifying experience that facilitates growth and understanding for both the individua…