Masquerade Ball &
The Artist WithIN Recap
The Masquerade Ball was full of magnificent costumes and you are welcome to peruse the pictures on the OutCT Facebook page
. We all had a great time and were able to raise a few dollars for the upcoming Pride Festival in August!
The Artist WithIN exhibition will be on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum until July 24. You can read about the show in the Hartford Courant
We tallied the votes from our People's Choice Award and the winners were:
was awarded first prize for her oil painting, New York City Evening, and was a big hit with her Borg mask.
took second prize for her oil painting In Her Calico Elegance but was unable to attend the opening reception.
was awarded best costume for his classic black and gold renaissance ensemble and won free entry to Pride in August.
Exotic Birds of Prey:
96 Hour Flight
Sometimes you go to the studio to do one thing and something completely different emerges. When I tried to begin the next work in the Migration series it failed to arrive in my mind's eye, so I let the creative process flow and my mask for the Masquerade Ball was born.
Owl garment and mask for the Masquerade Ball reception at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The owl has been a constant totem in my life and was the clear choice for a costume. Making the mask was deeply meditative and provided relief from the stresses life was piling on. When the mask was completed I was so enamored with the process that I took it to the next level. The result was my 96 hour escape, or flight, over the next two weeks.
A palette inspired by exotic birds and the wood grain of a 24" square panel provided direction. The whorls and cathedrals of the birch informed the composition, reducing the work to a limited set of decisions with room for process. Notions of feathers, dragon scales and armor drove the project as I diligently worked to finish the piece in time for the Lyman Allyn exhibit.
Venetian Temple, encaustic photo transfer, 7 x 11
There is always new work at the Courtyard Gallery
! When you're in Southeastern CT, it's worth a visit. You'll find this hidden treasure at 12 Water Street in the courtyard behind Voodoo Grill.
Join us every Sunday from 3-6pm for our weekly salons!
The Artist WithIN
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
New London, CT
Artist Sheila Barbone
won first place for her painting New York City Evening (top) at the Masquerade Ball. The exhibit will be on display until July 24.
Wow, what a whirlwind June has been! Time to take the stress level down a notch and get to work in my new studio. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, Art Lovers, and I'll see you next month.