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Friday, November 11, 2011

About Me: A Good Question Day 5

  • What are the ten most interesting things I have done or that have happened to me that have contributed to my art career?

In no particular order . . .
  1. Backpacked Europe: London, England - Paris, France - Barcelona, Madrid, Spain - Lisbon, Lagos, Portugal - Venice, Florence, Italy - Ostend, Belgium -- to visit the Musee du Louvre, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral, Picasso’’s Guernica, Sagrada Familia, Michelangelo’’s David, Goudi’’s architecture, Davinci’’s Mona Lisa 
  2. Traveled to New York City to see the sights: Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, the Guggenheim, Statue of Liberty, The Waldorf Astoria, various plays; and Buffalo to visit the Albright-knox Gallery
  3. Was nominated in 2010 for the YWCA Woman of Distinction Awards in Arts, Culture and Creative Energy
  4. Homeschooled my two sons from 1996 - 2008 (which honed my project management skills) and included "enrolling" my sons in “”Hogwarts Summer Correspondence School”” 3 years in a row: 3-4 weeks each summer of intense co-creating online with other teacher-parents to create a nightly owl delivered Harry Potter inspired curriculum complete with supplies shipped from Diagon Alley, handmade magical books on regular educational topics, treats from Hogsmead, and correspondence/grades from Hogwarts teachers on parchment - the occasional Howler came too
  5. Transformed an entire room into a Hogwarts inspired hangout: including faux-stone castle walls and floors, trompe l'oeil ceiling, secret hidings spaces inside walls, mosaic-ed baseboard heater, modified furniture and fixtures
  6. Originator and curator of ArtSHIFT: An exhibition which partnered 5 artists with 5 local industries to explore creativity and innovation in local industry, and showcased works which incorporate those concepts, utilizing related raw materials supplied by each local industry sponsor
  7. One of eight artists featured as part of the 2010 G8/G20 Summit Media Centre’s Muskoka Corridor Experience at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto
  8. Representation by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia
  9. Establishment of The Art Space Gallery during my term as president of the Huntsville Art Society
  10. Project coordinator for a large multiple-event: The Pachter Factor; a Nuite Blanche North event and art exhibit

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