Greetings All! Betty and I will take a break as I focus on a new project. It’s in the beginning stages however, here’s a hint…
Until the work is complete and I return to you, keep exploring! Look for art and artistic expression everywhere, post your experience here and SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!
Recently, Betty and I headed to Pilsen to check out a community gallery and artist’s co-op, Pilsen Outpost. Co-owners and artists, Teresa Magaña, Pablo Ramirez and Diana Solis provide a space reflecting diverse artistic expression saturated with cultural influences. Supporting the objective of the gallery to represent community artists, they regularly have workshops and openings.
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The gallery also includes screen prints, crafts, textiles, jewelry, and rotating art exhibitions.
Finishing up the day, and grateful for my journey, we got this snap of our beautiful city!
Ok all! Let’s get out there and explore, look for art and artistic expression and then share it here…all while you SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!
Recently, The Reader published an article featuring artist Jean Marie Cate and her lovely art store, Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things. I enjoyed reading about her personal story and journey so much that Betty and I headed north.
Located in Andersonville, the shop is an art installation all its own. Every aspect of the store is curated and composed by Cate. Upon entrance the effects of music, atmospheric light and soft soothing color, intriguing objects, and the presence of Cate and Martha Mae create an inviting and magical space.
And last, the inspirational Martha Mae.
I left this experience with a lovely ceramic drinking vessel and a desire to return with friends and family.
Many thanks to Cate for the opportunity to take images and share them with you. For product details and images check out marthamae.info.
Alright! Betty and I are off on our next journey, exploring art and artistic expression. As always we’re inviting you to do the same, post it here and SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!
Alright! Get ready to have your mind blown and guess what?! This is the work of my musician brother. One word, Canjos! Get this, handmade ukuleles made to include vintage cans as the body. The necks, neck joints/heel, frets, fretboards, inlays are all made by him. Check out some in-process work and final instruments!
A big thanks to my family for providing me with all the pics to post here. I am so proud of your creative work.
Alright! Woo! Betty and I are hitting the streets for some adventure to share with you, and of course, inviting you to join in, look for art and artistic expression everywhere. Post your finds here and SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!!