Sunday, July 26, 2015

Joan Applebaum's Woodlands and Waterways at the Sackets Harbor Arts Center

Coming into the Home Stretch

Not much time for blogging now as I finish last minute details for Woodlands and Waterways and also prepare for a week of teaching art camp for the YMCA.

I'm really excited to be showing in the Sackets Harbor Arts Center.  I've been in a few shows there, but never as featured artist. The space is gorgeous: lots of white walls, an easy hanging system and good lighting.

And the building is a historic structure situated in a quaint historic town, with a cool ice cream stand, views of the harbor, and lots of good eateries and fun shopping. Who wouldn't want to be in Sackets!!!!

And to top it off there will be a War of 1812 Battle Re-enactment down in the park (walking distance from the gallery).

So it looks like there is something for everyone in Sackets Harbor next weekend and I do hope to see you at my artist reception 1:00 - 4:00. There will be food and WINE! N/A drinks too.

And you can check out my Pinterest page (Joan Applebaum) for some previews of paintings that just might be in the show, and I have a few of the local restaurants listed as well.

So c'mon out to the show!

Monday, July 6, 2015

I Get to Teach in the Coolest Places!!!! Thousand Islands Arts Center and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Same Class, Two Locations!

I will be teaching a Pan Pastels Class in 2 locations this summer: the Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton and a YMCA class on location at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia.

Both locations are fabulous. With the beautiful St.Lawrence River as a backdrop, the TI Arts Center presents opportunities to capture the effects of light on the water, and billowing clouds scooting across the sky. 

From atop the hill, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia offers majestic vistas of the valley and dramatic skyscapes, not to mention sculptures and installations along the trails and on the hill.

Below is a description of the class
Pan Pastels have all the beauty and vibrant color of traditional pastels, but are a lot less messy! These soft, highly-pigmented colors are blended, layered and applied like paint. You will love the subtle way the colors blend as you capture light effects on the water and billowing clouds sweeping through the sky. There will be ample time to experiment with color blending techniques before you begin your painting. Pastels, paper or amper- sand board, applicators, and other pastel supplies will be provided.

Thousand Islands Arts Center July 20, 21—10am-1pm. Call the TI Arts Center at 315 686-4123 for registration information.$ 76.50 TIAC members; $85. non-members

YMCA at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park August 4, 5 and 6 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Call the East Area Family YMCA at 315 637-2025 ext 216 for registration information.  $72. YMCA or SQHAP members; $144. non-members.

Summer is a great time to try something new, so maybe I will see you in class!