Fundraiser Art: Yesterday I headed off to add to an art piece I made which has been used as a fund-raising gauge for a church’s new organ fund. The photo is not the best – a photographer I’m not – and what is difficult to see is that each of those round items are actually wooded dowels of various heights and diameters… each one individually cut and sanded. I was thankfully able to paint 10-15 of these at a time. The piece measures 30″ x 40″. On the bottom of the piece is an organ pipe from the old organ. The wood which makes up the base of this piece is MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) which is one of the more socially conscience woods to use. The dowels are FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Certified products.
Environment Committee: Also, while at church, I up-dated our large bulletin board dedicated to the environment. This 2′ x 3′ board is covered with information which has made it difficult to read and not terribly inviting. We have a section for markets with locally produced food; centers that take obscure items for teachers to use in art (and other classes); easy changes people can make in their day-to-day living (i.e., buying compact florescent bulbs) under the “Ideas of the Month” section; and, and invite for folks to join me in the Riot for Austerity (see link). See Trinity’s Environment Committee link.
Arts Committee: I also finished the Arts Committee web page for the church. See Trinity’s Art Committee link.
New Art Gallery: Last evening I went to the opening of a new local gallery in a small but lively community just 7 miles from my home. It is a nice space which includes studio space with art instructors from a local university. I was asked if I wanted to display some of my pieces. Much will depend on how my next show goes.
Work: Yes, hard to believe, but I actually got quite a bit of work done for my “day job.”