The second half of next weekend, Sunday, June 5, I’ll be participating in a plein air event just a few minutes from home – in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
I did this event last summer – you can read about it here. And I’ll let you in on something – though I said the painting was finished after the event – a few days later I took it out and did some more to it. It looked pretty similar, and yet – not! So that goes to show you that everything is subject to revision. Here’s the finished painting, and if you like, you can compare it to what I did on the plein air day.
Anyway, I had a great time, and I’m glad to be going back. I have a different location to paint this year – I’m at the top of the hill on Germantown Avenue, the 8600 block (last year I was in the 8300 block). If you are around, stop and say hello. I’ll be there (unless it rains, in which case there is a rain date of the next Sunday, June 12) from about 8 am to early afternoon.
Yesterday we participated in the festival. First one of the year. The weather held up for us and it was a good day for sales as well.
I want to say thanks to my friends John G, John N, David, and Laura for stopping by to see me. And a shout-out thank you to my friend Martha, who mentioned me to two friends of hers who made a point of seeking me out. I also saw several other neighbors and local people, and I had a chance to talk to some of my art vendor friends as well. I felt very appreciated.
And of course as always I say thank you to everyone who took the time to stop in my booth to look over my work and to talk to me about it.
Here are some pictures of the event in chronological order. I guess every show looks pretty much like any other, but – they each have their own personality and I think if you look, you’ll see what I mean.
As you may remember, I am participating in an exhibit, “The Thread of Art”, at the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia. The opening was on March 31, and I have some photos for you:
But, you may be saying, Claudia, I don’t see you in these pictures, do I? And you would be right. I have an answer for you – you can also view a short video made by filmmaker John Thornton. All the artists in the show are interviewed; I come in at about 8 minutes in, and also I appear at the end. Now, I have not had the courage to watch the film yet, but my family says it turned out fine, for which I must thank the filmmaker, I think! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abt29ieStUw .
Thank you! And I’ll say it again, if you are in Philadelphia during April and May, and you want something to do, I know of an art exhibit you can visit…
Several of my paintings will be included in this upcoming exhibit, “The Thread of Art”, at the Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, in April and May. The opening is April 1 and will be part of First Friday in the city.
A detail from one of my paintings is shown on the postcard in the bottom row, second from right. If you are a follower of my poetry blog you may think it looks familiar – by coincidence I chose a different area of the painting for the cover of my most recent book, Ever Since.
I’m looking forward to the exhibit and if any of you are in Philadelphia during this time period, well, if you’re looking for something to do, I think I may be able to suggest an art exhibit?