Thursday, March 18, 2010

Feature Artist for Metal Clay Today Spring edition.

I have been honored as a Feature Artist by Metal Clay Today, this is an online magazine for the metal clay community.
My feature includes a four-page spread of my work and an interview by the wonderful Lori Phillips.
This magazine contains information about metal clay and how to projects, also they always have a "Rising Start" spot and this time was Michelle Loon the artist that was honored.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Adorn Me! 2010 Houston.

A few months ago I found out about an art retreat that was going to take place in Houston, Texas.
I was very happy to know that I will have the opportunity to finally meet and take classes with three artists that I admired their work a lot.

Adorn Me! was organized by Phoenix Rising Productions and I have to say they are the best.
The teachers come from various states and are the best in their field.
I signed up with three incredible artists to take classes.

Richard Salley was my first teacher and his class was incredible. The class was "Caught in a trap" and it was very fun.
I have been a big fan of his work and meeting him was an honor.
During his class I did fold forming for the first time and created three pieces.

My second teacher was Thomas Mann and his class was a two day workshop. His class was "The found object sandwich."
The class was intense and he was very patience and nice with all of us. He shared tips in a lot of techniques.
I have admired his work for a long time, I ADORE to create hearts and that was somethings that caught my attention about his work. It was a pleasure to be in his class.

The crown is glow in the dark acrylic ! I LOVE IT !!!!

My third teacher was Keith Lo Bue. He is the most creative and fun teacher ever. He was very nice and shared a lot of his knowledge. His class was "Back on the chain gang."
We worked with steel wire and created links to be able to make a chains or a bracelet. It was intense, we used heavy duty tools !! ;-). It was very fun .

During Adorn Me! we had a night for vendors and I was invited to show and sell my work there. I had an incredible time and met a lot of wonderful people. Susan Dilger was a big help for me and I will always thank her.

I am ready for Adorn Me! 2011 and maybe next time I may be teaching metal clay.
I will post more information and hope to see you there next year!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

LUMINARIA 2010. Arts night in San Antonio.

San Antonio, Texas is a beautiful city full of cultural events through out the year.
Yesterday we had a fantastic event in downtown called LUMINARIA.
LUMINARIA celebrates arts in San Antonio having lots of activities during the night of the celebration.

A view of the River Walk when we arrived for the celebration !

My beautiful kids and my parents ready to have fun.

We had a great laser show in the street, my kids enjoyed watching
the lights dance.

Veronica reading the Mexican Tale of "La Llorona" in the gallery section.
I love this beautiful technique called Papel Picado.

These paintings are gorgeous !!!!
The students from Say Si participated in LUMINARIA this year too, they did a fantastic job.
If you are in San Antonio next year around this time do not miss going to
LUMINARIA, you will have a great time.
Now we are getting ready for FIESTA !!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

"Cultural Messages: Symbolism Through the Ages" Exhibition at Perdue University

I am honored to be part of the "Cultural Messages: Symbolism Through the Ages" Exhibition at Perdue University during the PMC Conference 2010.

My piece selected was my copper clay "Calavera" that symbolized the Day of the Dead in my culture from Mexico. We celebrate the loves ones that have died by honoring them with alters and skulls that represent them in life.

For my culture, dead it is not something that we need to be sad or scare of, on the other hand, we celebrate our loves ones for what they lived and their love for life and family.

It is a pleasure to share some of my traditions with my work and I am going to be very happy to part of these group of talented artists in the exhibition.

The exhibition was curated by the PMC Guild Director Jeanette Landenwitch specifically for the conference.
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