Friday, May 14, 2010

For Love not Money: A Global Mail Art Collaboration

Some of the best made plans, don't always go as you want but turn out just as well- especially when it is a labor of love! Paul Bonnelli and I were each given mail art partners in Mauritius for this Global Mail Art Collaboration curated by Eileen Foti of NJ, USA and Eve Kask of Estonia. Our Mauritius counterparts never did send either one of us a piece so Paul Bonnelli of Manasquan, NJ and I exchanged pieces. Here are the results which have been forwarded to Estonia for the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Go Big or Go Home!

I did a second On Site Evaluation for NJ State Council on the Arts in April. This time it was to evaluate a residency in its 3rd year. Teaching artists Julie Deery and Baily Cypress is this amazing team of mosaic artists- neighbors and friends they have collaborated over the years in schools and public spaces. This was the first opportunity to see their work and wow! Working with art teacher Heather Hackl these 3 women are a trio of creativity and hard work that can blow your socks off. Here are some images from Heather's camera that I just have to share with everyone. What is possible, or even what is impossible. But as my friend Jeff Russell said in his speech to his son Isaac at his bar mitzvah these past Saturday- "Impossible is an opinion, not a fact."!

Something to remember as my intention is to tackle new projects in the next few months - Go Big or Go Home! (a quote from Maple Shade H.S. principal Scott Amauer speaking about Heather to me, but hey I am gonna steal that one!)