Janus, the Roman god whose name is the root of the name of this first month of the western calendar, is associated with beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames and endings. He appears to have been presiding over much of my creative enterprise of late. My 2021 was a year of launches and shutdowns, doors closed and others opened, time stalled and time sped up. 2022 is proving a bit challenging.
New Website www.annieshavercrandell.com
The most important new door opened is my new, handsome and much more navigable website. It lives at the same address as before: www.annieshavercrandell.com. If you like the look and feel of it, and are thinking of a new online portal for yourself, I can highly recommend its co-creator, Katie Ayres. She knows both the front and back ends of designing and building efficient websites for artists and other creative people and is found at www.1happyplace.com;
Solo Exhibitions: some more closings and openings
It was quite the year for exhibition-plans to be buffeted by the effects of the COVID pandemic.
Colors of Spring: Paintings and Drawings, an exhibition of 15 works on canvas that was installed on March 2, 2020, with an expected end-date of late June that year spent a 18-month quarantine at the Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library; we repatriated the paintings, all in perfect condition, on August 31, 2021.
A show scheduled for installation in the Spring of 2021 at the Huntington Public Library on Long Island was postponed until this coming April 2022.
After a first attempt on January 11 to hang Animals Real and Imagined: Painting, Prints and Drawings at the New Amsterdam Branch of the New York Public Library that went on pause for a week when one of the branch librarians tested positive for COVID, I am pleased to report that the show is now open to the public during regular library hours.
Meantime, a variation of this show is planned for this April at the Huntington Public Library, on Long Island.