Saturday, February 27, 2010

White-and Upcoming Art Events

Feb 27- J's Blogpost:

Due to the large quantity of snowstorms this area has seen in February, WHITE is the appropriate color to discuss, don't you agree?

The color of snow, clouds, some flowers, white often is a symbol of purity, cleanliness, innocence and softness.

Here's a new one on me:
According to Emily's gems, white daisies are a symbol of loyal love. So why is Valentine's Day all about red??! Hmmmm.

Painters: Did you know that adding titanium white paint to another color paint will increase the opacity of that color? And if what you're after is a tinted glaze, then zinc white is what you want to use.

Regarding rays of light, white is the combination of all other colors. I found a cool photograph that displays this phenomenon on the wikipedia website for the word "Prism (optics)"
Just Click here to see it

So if white is a combination of all colors, yet is sometimes also explained as the absence of all color, is it a color? I went searching for the answer. There is a very interesting explanation of how color rays bend, how our eyes see color, and that question of whether white is a color. I can't explain it any better that these guys did!
So I have a white Azalea in front of my house and when it is in bloom, the show can be breathtaking. Although the bush has green leaves, the white blossoms push out in front and spread their petals up and out against each other so tightly that the green is almost hidden. Click here to see a short little video I found, which might interest you, expecially if you have one of these plants.

So, with spring flowers on our minds, let's look ahead to some upcoming events!
Upcoming  Art Events

Where is Jeanne's Art this month?
My artwork is just popping up all over the place these days!

#1-- In Haverford, PA:

unframed uncorked
A Night of Wine & Art
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd, Haverford, PA 19041
First Friday, March 5, 2010, 6-9 pm

Join me at this one-night only sale of unframed, original art. I will be among the many participating artists at this event. I will have for sale a selection of my original watercolor paintings, pastels, cyanotype photograms, and some are a mixture of two or three mediums! Remember:
Buying unframed art can be an inexpensive way to add to your art collection, and it gives you, the collector, complete power over all framing decisions!

Stop in and say hi, if you can. Click this link to find out more about this Main Line Art Center event.
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#2-- in Chester, PA 

ARTsisters go to college!
"Diverse Horizons"
Widener University Art Gallery
1 University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Juried by Valetta, this ARTsisters group exhibition features recent artwork of 16 women artists. Encompassing many styles and mediums, the show will run from March 9 until April 1, 2010.
There will be a reception to meet the artists on Saturday, March 13 from 1 to 3pm. FREE

I invite you to stop in and take a look at my very latest mixed media works combining cyanotype photograms andPanPastels!

ARTsisters is a group of professional women artists who empower each other and the community through their artwork. You can learn more about the group by visiting our website,
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#3-- in Bryn Mawr, PA

Beaumont Retirement Village will host a juried exhibit of Delaware Valley Art League members.
Located at 601 N Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. There will be a reception to meet the artists on Sunday, March 21 from 4 to 6pm.
Celebrate the second day of Spring and come see my "White Azalea" pastel in full bloom!
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#4-- in Radnor, PA

Penn Medicine Spring Show
250 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA 19087
Delaware Valley Art League
Member's Spring Exhibition
March 6 - May 15
(No reception)

This show includes one of my newest mixed media pieces, a Cyanotype Photogram w/ watercolors, entitled 'Lettuce Head."
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Call for Art!
#4- in Philadelphia, PA

"Save Some Green Art Show"

A new store is opening up at 2005 Chestnut St in Philadelphia. Called 'Save Some Green," the store plans to sell eco-friendly products while saving its customers money (the other kind of "green")
There will also be an ongoing, bi-monthly changing art exhibit featuring the work of area artists who are interested in the environment. All art is priced at $250 or less.
I have been working closely with the store's owner in making this idea a reality. As of this writing the first show is coming together. I will update you as new details occur!

If you are an artist interested in becoming a part of this, click this link for more details:

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The Save Some Green store, at 2005 Chestnut St in Philadelphia will have a grand opening party on Sunday, March 14th from noon to 5pm. They promise "all the green you can handle...
green drinks, green food, green products......"

Stop in and check out this first group of "green" artists exhibiting!
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Info about the above events can be found on the "Upcoming Events" page of my website
Some other art events in the area you might find interesting...
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"Contemporary Voices"
Artist Linda Dubin Garfield will be one many talented area artist exhibiting their artwork in an exhibit at the Woodmere Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118.
Show runs from January 23-March 14
Reception: January 23, 5-7pm

For more info click the Wood mere Museum Link:

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Delaware Valley Art League will hold its Annual Art Sale at Eagle Village Shops (formerly called Spread Eagle Village) located at 503 W Lancaster Av, in Wayne, PA
March 20-27

54 area artists who work in a variety of mediums will have artwork for sale.
Reception March from 6 to 8pm. FREE
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March 7 - 27, 2010

Three printmakers will exhibit at DaVinci Art Alliance
704 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 7, 2010, 1-4 pm
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"The Art of the Steal"
The Proposed Moving of the Barnes Foundation's extensive collection has been hotly debated by many people in the Philadelphia area. This movie screening and panel discussion afterward will surely inform us all about the whole issue.

Friday, March 12 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Clicking here will bring you to the web page with more info

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