March 9, 10, 11, 2012 will be the 51st annual gem, mineral and jewelry show. If you are in the Kansas City, Missouri area then be sure to stop by the Kansas City International Expo Center. For detailed information, please visit: Shows of Integrity.
I really enjoy bead shows. The last show I went to I literally spent hours looking at all of the beads and gems. This time I will have an actual list of the supplies I need and am looking for.
Do you attend bead shows? What are some of your favorite items to purchase?
PBS Newshour has an article on their Art Beat Blog about Frida Kahlo. You can find it here. There is a new exhibit in Arlington, Virginia at Artisphere. More than 6,500 photos that were sealed after her death are now open. The exhibit displays many of these photos.
I saw the movie Frida and an exhibit in Salt Lake City a couple of years ago. Frida led an interesting life and portrayed so much through her paintings. Now with this new exhibit, art enthusiasts are able to witness Frida’s talent behind the lens with many photographic self portraits.
The Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka is searching for an artist to paint a new mural. According to Kansas Representative Elaine Bowers, the mural will depict Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education.
This is a national search, although Representative Bowers is hoping to see submissions from artists in North Central Kansas.
If you are interested in applying, please visit Salina Journal News. The deadline is May 1, 2012.
The Etsy blog has a wonderful post about 365 Projects: Creating Every Day for a Year. There are some really fun and unique people who are doing this project. If you would like to get inspired or if you are doing something similar, I am sure you will find this post very interesting.
I started the new year by posting a photo a day on my personal blog and then stopped. I found myself simply posting a photo to meet the goal, but not really enjoying myself. I then took a step back and analyzed what I wanted to do and decided that I like writing and sharing photography that I think will inform, entertain, and engage my readers. I did not feel I was accomplishing that task by posting a photo a day.
Yes, you read that correctly. It is a free concert. Limit of four tickets per household. This free concert is being performed at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 PM.
The intent of the Harriman-Jewell Series Discovery Concerts is to provide audiences with the opportunity to experience new artistry minus the cost. To receive your free tickets please visit this link, Ray Chen-Violinist.
According to the Harriman-Jewell Series website, “Ray Chen is the winner of the 2009 Queen Elizabeth Competition and the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition.” He has had many rave reviews.
Please let me know if you are attending the concert or if you have attended a Harriman-Jewell Series in the past. I would like to hear your feedback.
Join Create Mixed Media, Christine Mason Miller, and other artists for a free webinar. Please visit this link for more information on how to sign up.
This webinar, as stated by Create Mixed Media, is an “exploration and examination of favorite characters in literature and film.” The artists will utilize paper, pen, index cards, collage papers, ephemera, glue sticks and scissors to create a character study.
I participated in a free webinar last month with artist Jill Berry and it was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend the webinars. They are free, a way to stay inspired, learn new techniques, and meet other artists.
This is a post from my personal blog that I would like to share here as well. Enjoy, ~Alie