Last night was the first of two mixers held by Lauren and Andrew for the Trenton CSA. Share holders came together at 750 Cass Street in Trenton to pick up their share, meet and mingle with the artists who produced the artwork, and eat cheese. (I love cheese.). The place was packed and everyone present was excited about the idea of Community Supported Art.
If you were following along during the little bird series, you may recall my anxiety over letting the paintings go. I spent far too much time staring at the birds as a group - unable to accept them as individual pieces that didn't need one another. But now they are gone, off to (hopefully) grace the wall of some collector, and I think I'm ok with the departure.
Unlike some of the other artists whose work allowed for multiples of a single piece, I created 27 different pieces for the CSA. Each painting was neatly wrapped in newspaper when I arrived at 750 Cass, concealing the little bird from me and the share holder who would be taking the work home at the end of the night. This is the only thing about the exchange that is causing me anxiety - not knowing who got what!
If you are a share holder and now own a little bird I encourage you to look back over the blog read the entry for your piece. I can't wait to see each of you at the next mixer to find out what you think of your little bird!
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
The usual Subjects