Sunday, March 11, 2012

Painting Pizzazz workshop with Sherrill Kahn

Our special guest artist this year was Sherrill Khan.

Sherrill flew in from California and gave us a 3 day workshop filled with her innovative techniques using paint, sponges, stamps, pencils, thermofax etc. on paper, fabric and photo paper.

We now look at hair gel in a whole new light! Let’s just say there were many “Aha” moments during this wonderful 3 day experience.

Friday, March 9, 2012

BOOKED 9 Opening


Booked 9 got off to an excellent start this year. The weather was cooperative and a large group of attendees enjoyed seeing the show and hearing a lecture and slide show by mixed media guru, Sherrill Kahn

The reception was humming with artists and friends and patrons connecting with one another and discussing the many books.

Three books were awarded the prestigious Newark Library purchase prize.
The winners were Debbie Livingston's book, Remarkable People I met in Sierra Leone, Barbara Scharf Lehrhoff's book, Hope, and Anne Duschanko Dobek's piece, Travel Wallet

Maplewood artist and BAR member, Chuck Miley, will be reading from his new book, Zombie Christmas Trees on Saturday, March 24th. The book is set in the South Orange area!

The gallery will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays till the end of March. (see earlier post for hours) I find weekdays are wonderful for viewing the books in a more meditative way than could be done at the opening. There is a lot of depth to this show and it takes time to take it all in.

It was a particular joy to see Benita out and about!

And, I do think the food offerings were excellent, even though I was on the food committee and might be biased.