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March 2020: Transformations Ahead  

I’ve spent a lot of time deciphering  the role of an  artist. It’s been an interesting journey to pinpoint the responsibility I have to myself, to the work, and to the world. I’ve come to a few conclusions so far… 

  1. The word “artist” is too broad to be a descriptive term 
  2. I enjoy and believe in all types of artists 
  3. Determining my role will forever be a work in progress 

"Artist" :  A Working Job Description and Why I Started Selling Art

In my mind, a successful artist is someone who balances the act of creative freedom with the intent to communicate something of value. 

My journey to step into the commercial art world began from a single comment. I was working on a project for myself involving clippings of dismembered body parts that where growing from a garden. I was excited and thought it was an innovative way to represent the more difficult aspects of growth, but the only significant response I got was,  “ what if you could made something people could hang in the living room ?” 

It took me a whole year to understand why people wouldn’t want that in their living room. A second year to understand that without the intent to communicate to a world outside of myself no one understands what I'm saying.  A third year to understand that I not only have to consider the outside world, but that I also have to translate my own personal language to a more universal code. A fourth year to come to terms with the idea that within this working definition, it is my responsibility to intend to create things with true purpose and value to our society ( that’s like a lot of pressure ). And finally a fifth year to find a way to comfortably step into the role of the kind of artist I want to become, with the shifts towards  teaching, coaching, and facilitating creativity in others. 

I think I’ve finally extracted all that I can from the quest to make art for the living room and am ready to use these tools I’ve gathered in new ways. Unus Mundus Art was born in 2012 as a space to explore universal truth, the nature of reality and unity in the human experience. What I’d like to do now, is invite you all in to join the conversation. 

2nd Fridays, Crafter- Nights. Take it easy and come build something sparkly
2nd Saturdays, Mindsets for Imagination: Dive in deep to learn the tools for bringing the power of imagination, visualization, and intentional living into your everyday life.
+ Lookout for guest teachers and more ways to get involved 
 
more info at meetup.com/Mindsets-For-Imagination 
Meetup

 

 A Monthly Visual Review  


 

 Upcoming Events 

Featured Painter for Wall Ball STL, a live art extravaganza
highlighting top St. Louis artists; one of the city’s most unique arts events. Attendees get to interact with the artists-at-work, and bid on the chance to take home your favorite artwork during a live auction.
Saturday, March 7th , 6:30 - 10:30pm, Third Degree Glass Factory 
All proceeds from Wall Ball benefit Artscope, a non-profit organization that provides a safe and educational environment for children to explore the arts. 
 
I Am Who I Am: A group art show focused on self expression and uniqueness. I personally worked with each of these artist to create a new painting for the show. Working in paint and with such a specific theme presented an interesting challenge for most and I'm proud to say we've all grown from the experience. 

The Stone Spiral Gallery
March 13th - March 29th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13th 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, March 29th 11-1pm
 
Build Your Dream Tree: A Practical Visionboarding Workshop 
A combination of vision boarding with the exploration of internal and external resources. The goal too this workshop is to connect you and your dreams to the resources that exist in your current reality. We will discuss the value of aligning passion with purpose and the power of community support.
Save The Dates
 
April 10th: Open Studio Crafter - Night, ART PARTY, 7-10pm 
April 11th: Mindsets for Imagination, Change Your Glasses Change Your Life, 4-6pm 
April 17th: Artisans In The Loop, reception for new artists, evening 
April 25th Punk Rock Bowling Party, Artists First fundraiser, 11-1pm 

May: Passion Incarnate launch show 
May: Solo Show At Renaissance Airport Hotel 
May: Teaching workshops at Manifest Station 


 

 Featured Project 

It is official!  I'm going all in on the search to understand why we make, share and show art and to explain why it should matter to everyone. For now, the blogs will be posted (about) monthly to Art Saint Louis. When the project is complete, I'll figure out the best way to compile it into a printed version. Everyone involved is a visual artist based in St. Louis. 
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Upcoming Artists: Benjamin Lowder, Amanda Bowles, Greg Edmondson, & Nicole Cooper 
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