The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Encaustic Conference (C6), year 6 was a are some highlights for me.......

After some hard but enjoyable work in curating "The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed, Remade" exhibit...the sweet little Gallery X at Truro Center for the Arts, MA...was set up with the works of thirteen artists working in the book arts format....This was really a highlight for me to see it come to fruition and see it all together, as part of the Encaustic Conference Year 6....Below are some photos of that exhibit, that ran from May 31st to June 7th, at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castlehill, Truro, MA...the exhibit lives on in book format with a catalogue that is available ....if you want a copy let me know..only a few remain or you can get it straight from
The Wax Book, Altered Repurposed, Remade, Front book cover, designed by Sarah E. Rehmer

Above are the group of 13 artists in the exhibit, from left to right - Photo courtesy of Deborah Kapoor:
Sherrie Posternak, Catherine Nash, Julie Shaw Lutts, Christine Kyle, Supria Karmakar, Nancy Natale, Corina Alvarezdelugo, Patricia Dusman, Sarah E. Rehmer, Deborah Kapoor, Milisa Galazzi, Deborah Winiarski, Neverne Covington

Above: Nancy Natale's piece: Lift and Separate; Christine Kyle's work, Lost Lists and Deborah Winiarski's work, Wild Lupine and Lines Written
Detail or closer views below

Above: Nancy Natale's Lift and Separate

Christine Kyle's Lost Lists

Deborah Winiarski's Lines Written above and Wild Lupine below

Above: Sarah E. Rehmer's Forbidden and Looking Back,
Catherine Nash's Carrying the World,
Julie Shaw Lutts' Lepidopterous Journey
Supria Karmakar's Terra Incognita

Above: Sarah E. Rehmer's Looking Back
Below: Sarah E. Rehmer's Forbidden

Catherine Nash, "Carrying the World"

Julie Shaw Lutts, Lepidopterous Journey

Supria Karmakar, Terra Incognita

Above Right: Corina S. Alvarexdelugo's Pangaea 20
Below: Closer view of Corina's work

Deborah Kapoor's Bloodmilk

Supria Karmakar, Catherine Nash, Julie Shaw Lutts, Collaborative Panels, Mapping 1-9

Julie Shaw Lutts, Mapping Panels

Catherine Nash,  Mapping Panels

Supria Karmakar, Mapping Panels

Neverne Covington, Inviting Pleasure

Above, Milisa Galazzi's None Dare Call it Treason
Patricia Dusman, Braille on the wall and Bark next to Milisa's piece

Milisa Galazzi's None Dare Call it Treason

Patricia Dusman, Braille

Patricia Dusman, Bark

Sherrie Posternak's Pulp Fiction and Pulp Non-Fiction

Some other highlights were the Gallery walk - I loved seeing all the was so much fun to gallery hop.  The other highlighs were the book signing event, it is inspiring to me that so many artists have produced books of their work or highlighting a theme/concept...I was busy preparing the final steps for my demonstration on "Altered Books, Wax and Mica" that I didn't partake in the Hotel Fair, but I heard it was a wonderful event...and I will look forward to it again I hope...I loved the Post Card Fundraiser..I walked away with two Milisa Galazzi's and a Cathy Valentine....

I loved spending two glorious days with 6 students working in the Altered Books 2 day Post-Conference workshop....

Here are some beginning images of work being created in this workshop:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish in could of seen it person...... Thanks for the pics - the next best thing.