My new studio has plenty of space to spread out and have many stations for the different arts and crafts done by me and the kiddos. I’m happy and comfortable.
In December we had a cute members show titled “Island of Misfit Toys,” inspired by the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. This was released appropriately enough 49 years ago to the day from our show opening, December 6th, 1964. Artists were given the choice to create their pieces “misfit” as the program had them or traditional. Do you not remember this classic? You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/
Last but not least we had a window installation showcasing studies by Betty Leonor. You can find her artwork at http://www.bleonor.com/ She is an amazing portrait artist that works in oils and acrylic.
The Foundry closed on January 1st, 2014 after a six month financial struggle to keep the doors open. Our monthly cost went up substantially and we gave it all we had. Looking back a month and a half later, I find myself with “extra” time I didn’t know existed before. I visited Betty’s solo show at Metro Galleries on February’s First Friday event. On one hand it was nice to be able to walk around and visit the artists, but my gallery was dark and sad.