I hope we get one more week of warm weather before fall begins. There's a little state park out here I want to visit that has a beach. But I will be a traveling woman once again when I go up to the University of Maine-Orono on Tuesday for the final exhibition of the Kneeling Art Photography Project and a round table discussion with the students.
I started work on this with artist Titi deBaccarat this past fall not really knowing what I should be doing and finally found my rhythm within a few months. Not only was I one of the photographers, I helped out by writing news releases and sending them off to the media list that I've developed over the past 10 years that I've lived back in Maine.
I wasn't able to do much this spring as we packed up and then moved in June. Then a week later I got the studio moved out of Open Concepts down in the East Bayside area of Portland. Then a week after that I had horrible dental surgery (you really don't want the gory details) and I didn't have strong enough pain pills and was miserable for about 3 weeks after that.
Then I had company and couldn't go to the opening of our exhibit at the UMVA Gallery at the Portland Media Center (PMC) and then there was a panel discussion I missed about the role of art in social justice issues. Lucky for both me and you, PMC video taped it and then put it up on their You Tube station... click here.
In other arty news, I'm making a few 4 x 4" blocks with photo images of Maine on them like these:
It's been an experiment with first printing on a thin archival paper (but not liking the loss of details in printing) and now experimenting with bamboo paper which lets the pigment (archival) ink really soak in for vibrancy. They were going to be part of the Art Fest in Camden the beginning of Oct, but the Library which produces it, cancelled b/c of the rise in covid cases in Knox and surrounding counties. Which is probably just as well. Who wants to be around people whose vaccination status is not known?
Right now, I do have some work at the Meetinghouse Arts Gallery, 40 Main St. in Freeport. Come October I'll be gallery sitting down in Freeport on 10/10 (noon to 4 pm), 1 to 5 pm on 10/16 and then 10 to 1 on 10/17. Swing by and say HI if you're in the 'hood.
Another project I'm working on is greeting cards with Maine images on them. I'll be posting them on my etsey site - https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnTracyFineArt - probably by the end of the week.
Stay healthy my friends and share kindness with all.