Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Getting Ready for Fall

Hello Folks,

So much has been happening that I can barely keep up!  I worked for 6 weeks this summer teaching arts to kids at the Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camps.  We made art with a different theme each week.  The children were 5- 14.  I have done this every summer for the last 6 years, but the children's work never ceases to amaze me.  Here are some of thier paper Molas, a project based on Panamanian Indians sewn fabric designs.   I modified it into a layer project with paper, card stock and foam pieces. 

Hippo by Manny Coleman

Flamingo by Hannah Rein

Currently, I have several exhibits of my art work up and more classes and shows are in the works!!

My Watercolor Landscapes of the New Paltz area can be viewed at the Gray Owl Gallery in New Paltz, NY and watercolors of the Esopus area are on exhibit at the Klyne Esopus Museum on Rt. 9W in Esopus, NY. till October.

I am now represented by the Gray Owl Gallery and they will be continuing to show my art there on an ongoing basis. 

Check it out at www.grayowlgallery.com or call (845) 518-2237.  The gallery is open from 11-6 everyday.  The Klyne Esopus museam info is listed on my website at www.mirafink.com on the events page. 

Also On Thurs. Sept 6th, 6-9pm 2012 I will be participating in the UJF of Ulster County's Fall for Art, their 16th annual Fundraiser, a juried art show sale and cocktail reception. 

This takes place at the Wiltwick Golf Club in Kingston, NY for more info or to RSVP call (845) 338-8130.   

New this year - I will be offering classes for children through Mill Street Loft at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parrish Hall in Red Hook, NY.  Sept. 22nd is a watercolor workshop for kids  ages 8 and up and an afterschool program will begin on Sept, 26th on Wed afternoons from 4-6pm at the same location.  For more info call Mill Street Loft at (845) 471-7477.

For Adults - Watercolor classes start this fall at the Art Society of Kingston October 13th and Art Play classes will continue this fall in Stone Ridge, NY at Family Traditions gift shop and gallery.  More about those classes to be posted soon!!!  Info available soon on my website www.mirafink.com

Here is a new painting fresh from my vacation in the Adirondacks. 

                              Morning at Paradox Lake, Watercolor by Mira Fink