The Life and Work of Amy Hannum

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This month, Art Lovers, the newsletter is more than art. Read on to learn about Reiki sessions and French cars. 

In this newsletter:

- The Power of Messages
- The Artist WithIN Awards
- 2 Horses and Loads of Charm
- CT Academy of Fine Art Exhibition
- Tuesdays at the Attic


The Power of Messages

Blue Egg by Amy Hannum
Many Lives Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. found its way into my hands this summer. It's about a doctor flabbergasted by the past lives of his patient that arise during hypnotic regression. His accounts parallel my experiences as a Reiki practitioner

Weiss's records reminded me of the powerful healing available through energy work and convinced me to make it more accessible to others. Therefore, Reiki sessions are now available on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis starting at $25 per session. 

The image to the left is a Reiki inspired artwork called Blue Egg. It exemplifies the language of color spoken to me during a session. This image appeared in my mind's eye while working on a woman two weeks before conceiving her first child. Its message conveyed the promise of a baby boy.

The Artist WithIN Award Winners


June 6 – July 6

Provenance Center
165 State Street
New London, CT 06320
This is the last week to view the exhibit!
Get down to New London Wednesday - Saturday 10am-4pm. 

Last month's newsletter came out before the opening reception of The Artist WithIN, so here's a peak at the grand opening including the two artists that won our People's Choice Awards. 

Margaret Cherubin took first prize with her onyx sculpture Creature and Man

John Curran's Sin is In, Sweetie! cut vinyl collage took second place
We are very grateful to the Hispanic Alliance for providing their beautiful gallery and to all the artists who submitted work. Thank you also to Artist and Craftsman, an employee-owned art store in New Haven, for donating gift baskets of art supplies to our People's Choice Award winners.

Next year The Artist WithIN will be exhibiting at the Lyman Allyn Museum in celebration of Pride month next June. If you are an artist identifying as something other than 100% heterosexual, stay tuned to this newsletter, and to for details about submitting artwork.

2 Horses and Loads of Charm

         (left to right) Nathalie, Bob and me with our Citroën Deux Chevaux at Ocean Beach 2014
That's right, "Deux Chevaux" as in "2 Horses". These little cars made by Citroën only have two cylinders but they make up for it with loads of charm. Even grumpy drivers smile when these oddities pass by, not that they often pass anyone, especially going uphill. 

When I was sixteen years old this little buddy became a fixture in my life. Even though it was my father's car, my parents always referred to it as mine. In 2012 it became official as an early inheritance and college graduation gift. 
          My senior picture with Q in 1991
Nothing lasts forever, and no one knew that its frame had almost completely rusted out. I thought it was the end of my brief ownership as repairs are costly, but thanks to generous donations reparations will begin this summer at Cardone and Daughter, a reputable classic car garage in Westbrook, CT. 

My high school buddy, Q, the tin snail, the little car, S-Car-Go, and all the other funny names that have been given to our deux chevaux; I'm glad it will be around for many years to come. Now who wants a ride?

CAFA Annual Exhibition
June 19 - August 2

           Up, paraffin and colored sugar water, 24 x 24 x 3

Jurors Jaclyn Conley and Mark Patnode have selected my paraffin sculptural wall hanging, Up, to be part of the 104th Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition. Join us this Thursday to celebrate the artists!

Opening Reception:
July 2 from 6-8pm
Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT


Tuesdays at the Attic

We've been meeting for 7 months now and the Attic salons are taking shape. This month each artist can bring one work of art for response/critique or bring one art topic for group discussion. The Attic is open to artists working in any medium (including film, theater and music) interested in professional advancement and networking. 

We have changed the start time to 7:30pm, be sure to arrive promptly.

Tuesday, June 9
519 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT

Keep up with future dates on Facebook, look for Tuesdays at the Attic.
Thanks for tuning in and for all of your continued support!

~Amy Hannum

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