In this issue:
Upcoming Solo Show
Upcoming Events
New Works
An Afternoon in the Studio
Class Schedule
Gift Certificate
Archives - Newsletters
In about ten days I'll be installing my first solo show of the year, by invitation of the librarians of the Huntington Public Library on Long Island. This is an invitation that particularly pleases me. Though I'd shown paintings and monotypes at this venue in the spring of 2015  Views of Town and Country , the librarians who have invited me now were not on the staff at that time, do not know me, and had become aware of my work through this newsletter.

This time, the theme is  Colors of Spring , so I've cut myself free of subject matter to focus on color, a lifelong preoccupation about which I've written in previous newsletters --  September 2018  and  June 2018 .

As many of you know, I was an academic art historian in my first profession -- a medievalist, yet, but with sub-specialties in the Baroque and 19th-century French painting. I had drawn and painted all my life, occasionally in disciplinary trouble at home (green and purple crayon on wallpaper under the fevered influence of chickenpox at five) and  in elementary school (drawing in class while bored -- more than once) because of it. As a wage-earning adult, my first color-related creative outlet was quilt-making, and I still have a 40-plus-year-old residual stash of fabric that appears frequently in still lifes and fabric collages. There followed a number of adult-ed classes in pastel, oil and watercolor. Next were four residencies at the late, lamented Montana Artists Refuge in Basin, Montana, where I focused on  plein air  mountain landscapes in pastel, oil, watercolor and gouache. Lots of green, blue and brown. On bad weather days, just like Vincent Van Gogh, I did still life. Different colors.  Finally I took early retirement to make art full time -- such a good decision. I get to build on my art historical formation every time I make new art. 

What's unusual for me in this Huntington exhibition is the juxtaposition of many mediums and styles. I no longer tolerate well the tedium of sewing but do enjoy making abstract fabric collages very similar to what I used to design as a quilt-maker. I'm showing these as a group for the first time. Juxtaposed to some of them are abstract designs in watercolor and acrylics based on the rhythms of Argentine tango -- all works I don't get to show in more traditional gallery situations. I wrote about this in an  April 2016 newsletter . Other categories in this show are colorful floral still lifes and landscapes whose colors are particularly evocative of this coming season. These are a melange of oils, oil sticks, acrylics, watercolors and gouache, with supports of different types of canvas, panels and papers. l like to think of the variety here as a function of curiosity and experimentation, rather than as a symptom of Attention Deficit Disorder.

The inestimable men of Dave's Light Trucking of Brooklyn -- much appreciated additions to my professional team -- and I will be installing the show on March 1.   

Colors of Spring
March 1 - April 12, 2019

Reception: March 9, 2019, 2PM - 4PM

Huntington Public Library
338 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743

Viewing Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 9AM - 9PM
Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM
Red Tulips, oil stick, 16" x 20," 2017
Luz Verde,  acrylic and watercolor, 6 3/4" x 13 7/8"
Pale Blossoms,  fabric collage, 20 1/2" x 16 1/2"

Calendulas, Bachelor’s Buttons and Peaches;  watercolor, 11" x 11"
The exhibition will be on view 2 March to 12 April, with a reception 2-4:00pm on Saturday, 9 March. The library is at 338 Main Street, Huntington. NY 11743; 631-427-5165.

Salmagundi Milonga 
Tango Dancing in the Gallery
February 19th, 2019 
6:30pm - 9:45pm

Admission $15
Free for personnel in all branches of the military, veterans, NYPD, FDNY and SCNY members

Hosts: Annie Shaver-Crandell, Joe Goldman and Luz-Mary Harris
DJ: Steve Harris

Bar open 5:00pm - 9:45pm
Dining room open 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Information at 212-255-7740 or
Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue @12th St

Salmagundi Club of New York

Printmaking and Monotype Show
Lower Gallery, February 17, 2019-March 07, 2019
47 Fifth Avenue @ 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
On View 
Monday-Friday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Ginger Odalisque , monotype 1/2, 8" x 8," 2019

Fresh Pineapple,  monotype 1/2, 6" x 8," 2019
Fresh Pineapple,  monotype 2/2, 6" 8," 2019
Courting Pineapples,  watercolor, watercolor on Aquabord, 16" x 12," 2019
Earth Mother's Birthday Portrait,  monotype 1/2, 6" x 8," 2019
Earth Mother's Birthday Portrait,  monotype 2/2, 6" x 8," 2019
Ginger Odalisque , monotype 2/2, 8" x 8," 2019
Stoop, Merchant's House Museum ; watercolor, 11" x 15," 2019
Yellow Roses , watercolor on Aquabord, 8" x 8," 2019
photos & video by Ranae Jarrett

Space is currently available in group painting classes, offered in my Bond Street studio. Class is in session three times a week, on a drop-in basis. All levels of experience welcomed. Call 212-464-7519 or Email me for details about classes and private lessons.

Current schedule:
Monday 2:30pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 2:30pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00am - 1:00 pm
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