Monday, October 17, 2011
Featured Artist! Yay!
I was in a rush and a flurry all day. From my son's doctor's appointment in the morning to a highly important run to walmart with my oldest son for hair product, supper ready, piano lessons, then off to French class. Phew! I came home checked my email and guess what? I'm featured in the Top Artist Directory...how cool is that?
So, what is the Top Artist Directory, you ask?
The Top Artists Directory is a list compiled by Kim Barker, aka laketrees and is compiled from the Top 101 Artist's Blogs List at laketrees. Kim features an artist from the Directory every Friday. I feel honored to be this weeks pick...Thanks so much, Kim!
By the way, speaking of featured artist, and though I hate to blow my own horn, I am excited to share this with you! I have also been given the great honor of being chosen as featured artist for Pierscape this spring 2012.
Pierscape was started to highlight local talent and has grown into an annual weeklong festival celebrating Sydney's Whitney Pier. Pierscape continues to grow every year. Paintings by local artists are exhibited for the entire week with activities going on every day. There is Ukrainian egg decorating workshops, painting workshops, food festivals, poetry and prose reading as well as music.
My grandfather came to Whitney Pier from Poland in the early 1900s. He worked at the steel plant until he retired. Here is some information I took from www.whitneypier.org's website.
So my plan is to do some paintings that celebrate the origins of Whitney Pier from my grandfather's perspective. Stay tuned and thanks for dropping by :)