Happy New Year!
We hope your Holiday season was full of joy and creativity! Now it’s time for our first general meeting of the new year!
Our January General Meeting Is
Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018
23320 Hwy 59N
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
January Demo Artist: Joan Barkovich – Monoprinting With Gelli Plates and Zinc Plates
Growing up Catholic in the Philadelphia suburbs, classical religious imagery held Barkovich’s fascination. She spent hours studying the Renaissance paintings reproduced within the pages of her family’s Douay Bible, and marveled at the illusion of space and light they possess. Not surprisingly, iconography remains at the heart of her work; she is passionate about portraits. While she has spent many years depicting people, pets and livestock have become a primary interest since 2013.
After spending a number of years in the Missouri Ozarks, and returning to Houston in mid-2013 animals (their unique mannerisms and markings) dominate Barkovich’s pictures. Although the grid pattern is an obvious nod to Chuck Close, the grid also hearkens to early Christian mosaic icons as well as the corralling, and fencing of animals. The grid requires attention to every square inch (in this case, every square 3/8 of an inch) of paper or canvas. The slow process of picture making requires working from photographs, which present unique problems for Barkovich to successfully address. The subjects depicted, and her methodical process, are compelling and provoke the viewer to draft their own narrative.
Thank You to Ron Gordon, our November 2017 Demo Artist
Our thanks go to Ron Gordon for a liberating and creative demonstration!
Successful Art Hanging at Kingwood Medical Center
Thanks to the help of our dedicated members, LHAA now has many of our art works hanging at the Rehab Center of Kingwood Medical Center for the enjoyment of the patients and employees! We have even had a couple of sales as a result!
Every few months we will provide an opportunity for members to take down old paintings and other members to hang their own art. If you are interested in displaying your work, come to this general meeting and hear details about how you can participate!