Art of the Solstice was a major success today! We had a good turnout of art lovers and supporters, and many of them walked out with new artwork. It’s gratifying enough to see the work we labor on in solitude being “born” into a public context, but it’s even more fulfilling to watch our babies find the right home.
I personally sold three cut-out pieces, a giclée print from our September gallery party, and one t-shirt. Jerry put five of his handmade rosaries up for sale, and four of them sold. The other artists experienced similar fortune. We’re all so grateful for the support….
Believe it or not, rosary-making is just one of Jerry’s talents. He is a full-time author of romance novels, including The Saint of San Francisco, The Rosary and the Badge and Noble’s Savior. Jerry’s website is here.
Natalie specializes in depicting the facades of buildings. She manages to find as much character in them as any human subject. Her explorations include pen and ink drawings and the mobiles you see hanging from the wall. Click here to view Natalie’s website.
Christina does so naturally what many of us struggle to do: imbue the human form with a graceful originality. I would compare elements of her style to Modigliani or Schiele, but that would not give due credit to Christina’s own unique voice. You may view her website here.
Terrie is a highly skilled artisan. She works well with many mediums, but her favorite is oil paint. Over the last couple of years, she has made a study of painting everyday objects up close. She finds subtleties of color and beauty that most of us fail to see in things like cups, fruit and fabric.
I would be remiss if I did not thank ChiPRC for granting us the opportunity to craft this event. It was the perfect space for us — easy to set up, easy to accommodate the flow of guests, and easy to clean up. Thank you, ChiPRC!