Monday, May 9, 2011

The Mama Lisas - Young at Art

Somehow I missed the entire month of April! I know I have been to several Figure Group sessions in the interim, and will post some of those experimental drawings here soon. But the major thing I've been working on is to complete a large painting for a show during the month of May. My painting group, the Mama Lisas, is having a group show at the downtown Mobile Arts Council this month. We call it The Mama Lisas - Young at Art; which is a pun on us being eight "older" women who are emerging artists in the local art community. Well, some of us are emerging, anyway.

The show will hang at Mobile Arts Council, in the Green Room, from May 9 through May 27. The opening reception is this Friday, May 13th, 6-9 PM. Please come on out to see us and our art! Here is a photo of our group.Gail Bramer, Joanne Brandt, Janie Brown, Kathy Friedline, Karen McGahagin, Claire Noojin, and Jane Sawyer.

Front: Carolyn Greene, Gail Bramer, Karen McGahagin
Back: Joanne Brandt (me), Jane Sawyer, Kathy Friedline, Claire Noojin, & Janie Brown

We've been painting together for several years, and providing inspiration and moral support to each other along the way. I like to think there is a certain synergy to having other artist friends to encourage you to keep working, following your dreams, and to progress and grow in your art. And thanks also to the Mobile Arts Council for giving us this opportunity to share our art!

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