Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Save the Date....2010 Tucson Open Studio Tour

Please join me in my Tucson studio (and 220 other artists in their studios!) for the
Tucson Open Studio Tour
November 13 & 14, 2010
11 am - 5 pm

I will be giving a demonstration on both days.
Saturday at 11 am a demonstration on making egg tempera
Sunday at 1 pm a demonstration on water gilding gold leaf

For general information about the event please click here.
A complete listing of locations, artists and demonstrations will be available mid-October.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Art and Music

MF Dondelinger demonstrates the application of gold leaf on a traditional orthodox icon and discusses the similarities and differences between iconography and classical music with her brother at his Salon.  Photo by Pam Ingalls.
Twice a year my brother, Michael, hosts a Salon in his Seattle studio. He is a classical pianist and uses this event to introduce a small, intimate audience to new pieces he's practicing. He also invites other musicians, writers, artists and dancers to participate. He encourages questions and observations from those present. It's quite lively and I always learn something new.

His Salons are a great way to connect art and people and to learn more about each other.
Classical Pianist Michael Dondelinger discusses the music of Mozart and how the approach to performing it is similar to the approach of iconography. Photo by Pam Ingalls.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Returning to the Past

MF Dondelinger speaks about her piece SACRIFICE:Modern Icons, Endangered Species with students and community members at a gallery walk at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
What a treat to return to North Idaho College, the educational institution I attended before Seattle University, for the show Three Women, Three Friends, Three Painters. It is sponsored by Citizens Council for the Arts.

Pam Ingalls, Louise Lamontagne, and I are exhibiting current works at the NIC Corner Gallery which are on display until September 24th.

Starting in 1986 and continuing for ten years, the three of us exhibited works at the juried exhibit Art on the Green, an arts festival held on the college grounds. Now we return to exhibit together once again.
Pam Ingalls speaks about her series of portraits of people from around the globe.