ArtCenter Manatee is proud to be one of six venues nationally selected to present the 142nd Annual Traveling Exhibition in Bradenton, FL January 15 - February 28 2010. The AWS Traveling Exhibition brings some of the biggest and most talented artists in water soluble media together into one show. The original juried exhibition, hung in March 2009 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City contained over 100 entries, 40 of which have been chosen for the traveling show with over half having won awards.
Workshops:Redeeming a Painting: Friday, January 29, 10 am - 4 pm Instructor: Teresa Kirk
Learn techniques to change a painting you don’t like into something new and exciting. Reclaim that painting into one you will want to sign. Ms. Kirk is an Art School Instructor with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and her watercolors were shown in the Florida Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society Group Shows in 2008. To register call 941-746-2862 or visit our website artcentermanatee.org
Painting Your Own Collage Papers: Saturday, January 30, 10 am - 4 pm Instructor: Teresa Kirk Paint your own collage papers to truly make collages that express you and your emotions. In this workshop you will produce papers from that “artist within” and take collage to a new level. Ms. Kirk is an Art School Instructor with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and her watercolors were shown in the Florida Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society Group Shows in 2008. To register call 941-746-2862 or visit our website artcentermanatee.org
Demonstration: Friday, January 29, 7:00 PMTeresa Kirk presents a demonstration on gouache and watercolor. Gouache (pronounced "gwash") is a contemporary paint with vibrant colors and smooth texture. Gouache is water-based, but it differs from watercolor in that it is thicker and appears more opaque and richer when it is dry (similar to acrylic paint). $10 for the general public and $5 for ArtCenter Manatee Members. To register call 941-746-2862.
Artist StatementThe history and rhythms of life have always intrigued me and I look for this in everything around me. I love the layers with the beginning shining through to give that sparkle as well as the rhythms that chant, come closer take a look at my life. My journey with art has been to portray those rhythms and layers that experiencing life gives us.The process of painting in watercolor excites me as it mixes and mingles, as it drips and flows when it reacts to the water. I love letting it do its thing and its spontaneity. And then I react to it, making my next move, which is much like life. I often add gouache and acrylic when watercolor can not give the impetus that I want to convey to my viewer.My journey with art is unfolding with each color or stroke that I make, always changing. This blessing of creativity is a gift God has given to teach me how to listen to His lead and to make my journey with life easier. So from my art I am learning to live life, to experience life and to feel life God's way.Contact: Peggy Haynes, 941-746-2862, firstname.lastname@example.org