The Wednesday Studio

  • Working in the studio. It’s what we do.
    Here are a few pictures from some recent Wednesdays in the studio. The three photos below, from different days, show how Linda Andreatta has been approaching this landscape in pastels. Here is a long view of artists at work in the studio. From front to back: Eileen Leahy, Vince Iannacchione, Linda Andreatta, Anne Shields (at easel), and Lynne Mallonee Schlimm. Martha Pope working in pastels. Anne Shields working on a pastel of crocuses in her garden. These two photos from two different weeks in the studio show how much Eileen Leahy has… ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017By wisemarian
  • Ellen again chosen to create art for Alchemical Vessels show
    There’s a lot to explain about Ellen Cornett’s work of art for this show, and about the show that it is in, so just stick with me. What is the Alchemical Vessels show? It’s an annual art event and fundraiser sponsored by a DC nonprofit devoted to healing through internal resources. (That’s my WAY shortened version of the mission of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.) Ellen is one of 125 artists chosen by 20 curators to create one piece of art that tells a story about the passage from pain to healing.… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, March 13, 2017By wisemarian
  • Draw-a-Bird Day for March brings smallest and largest birds
    We got hummingbirds and eagles and lots in between. Special tribute to Eileen, who sent drew two birds, one done digitally and one done the old-fashioned way. Also, special note that two of the birds are drawn by youngsters. Here are this month’s birds. Eileen Leahy: Takahe [a New Zealand bird]. iPhone 4s app. Eileen Leahy: Hummingbird in Costa Rica. Wax pastels. Eileen says this may be a green-breasted mango. What do you birders think? Jack Doyle, age 12: Eagle. Watercolor pencils and pastels. Jack is Anne Shields’s grandson. Erin… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, March 9, 2017By wisemarian
  • Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Hirschorn is powerful and stunning
    From Anne Shields: Today I had the pleasure of experiencing the “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors show at the Hirschhorn Museum. And an “experience” is exactly what it is. Yayoi Kusama: Aftermath of Obliteration The “Infinity Mirrors” are rooms of mirrors created by 87-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  Only two people can enter a room at the same time, and it is a destabilizing feeling to be surrounded by lights and mirrors that blink and twinkle and make you feel that you’re losing your balance. Phillip Kennicott, the Washinigton Post’s art critic, criticized… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017By wisemarian
  • Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Hirschorn is powerful and stunning
    From Anne Shields: Today I had the pleasure of experiencing the “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors show at the Hirschhorn Museum. And an “experience” is exactly what it is. Yayoi Kusama: Aftermath of Obliteration The “Infinity Mirrors” are rooms of mirrors created by 87-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  Only two people can enter a room at the same time, and it is a destabilizing feeling to be surrounded by lights and mirrors that blink and twinkle and make you feel that you’re losing your balance. Phillip Kennicott, the Washinigton Post’s art critic, criticized… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017By wisemarian
  • Ten works by Ellen Cornett featured in new Hill Center show
    This week a really interesting show is opening at the Hill Center Galleries in Washington, DC.  It features 12 artists who have been profiled in the Hill Rag—twice each. Ellen is one of those 12. In doing a second column on each of the artists, Jim Magner says, “I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.” Jim Magner’s column “Art and the City” has been running in the Hill Rag for 15 years. Last year he focused the column every month on an artist he… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, February 27, 2017By wisemarian
  • Ten works by Ellen Cornett featured in new Hill Center show
    This week a really interesting show is opening at the Hill Center Galleries in Washington, DC.  It features 12 artists who have been profiled in the Hill Rag—twice each. Ellen is one of those 12. In doing a second column on each of the artists, Jim Magner says, “I was looking for contrasts—for the creative journeys that bring new directions and new perceptions.” Jim Magner’s column “Art and the City” has been running in the Hill Rag for 15 years. Last year he focused the column every month on an artist he… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, February 27, 2017By wisemarian
  • Who Needs Punxatawney Phil, When We Have Art on Our Streets!
    Linda Norton’s painting of the farmer’s market at Eastern Market on a banner, with the Market building itself in the background. Linda felt that the vibrant market scene was perfect for the Capitol Hill theme of the banners. She is “incredibly thrilled” to see her artwork on the streets, feeling it to be a kind of celebration of her 42 years living in the neighborhood. On the day the groundhog predicted an extended winter, Linda Norton‘s and Tara Hamilton‘s artwork displayed on Capitol Hill lampposts brought a splash of color to… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017By eileenings
  • Who Needs Punxatawney Phil, When We Have Art on Our Streets!
    Linda Norton’s painting of the farmer’s market at Eastern Market on a banner, with the Market building itself in the background. Linda felt that the vibrant market scene was perfect for the Capitol Hill theme of the banners. She is “incredibly thrilled” to see her artwork on the streets, feeling it to be a kind of celebration of her 42 years living in the neighborhood. On the day the groundhog predicted an extended winter, Linda Norton‘s and Tara Hamilton‘s artwork displayed on Capitol Hill lampposts brought a splash of color to… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017By eileenings
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