Monday, March 5, 2012


A quick note of thanks to everyone who attended Friday night's The Art of Food opening at The Carnegie. It was a crowded, over-the-top spectacle with live performances, "living dolls" modeling fantastic, food-themed dresses created by Cincinnati artist Pam Kravetz and baker/artist The Bonbonerie, and dozens of area chefs dishing out amazing food. Did I bring a camera? No. Sigh. Lesson learned.

If you want to see my work, now's the time. When I left the exhibit, 12 of the 16 collages had sold. So, once the show ends, they'll disappear into the collections of the purchasers. It was exciting to watch people look at the collages and to hear them laugh. I did a lot of work on the labels to explain where the papers came from, which a few people commented on. As you know, the paper itself is important to me, as is letting people know that it is the original paper - not photocopies.

© Mad Women: Joan - Tired of the Glad-Handing, Good Ole' Boy Network -
 Planned A Corporate Takeover (2012)
mixed-media collage: vintage cover illustration (The Delineator, Dec. 1934),
metal button, price tag and foreign currency; recycled parking lot ticket,
ledger paper, and Champion Paper sample; ink; watercolor.
7.5" x 9.5 on archival mat board. Framed with conservation glass.
 Price: $175. (SOLD)
Now, on to Expecting To Fly, which opens 6-9 p.m. Friday at the 5th Street Gallery. I've created new Mad Women, Grand Tour and Out on A Limb collages that all speak to the idea of freedom and empowerment in one way or another.

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