unintended consequences

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Curator, Laura Hales asked, and we said yes!

Carolyn, Mary and I are collaborating. We are creating a site specific, temporary wall painting exploring human activity on Arizona’s people, wildlife, and plants in the past and the present. You’re invited to view the installation and consider how we can restore and balance a healthy future for Arizona life.

WHO: Scottsdale Arts Learning 7 Innovation invites you to the opening reception for
WHERE: Center Space
Located in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
WHEN: Artist reception: Feb. 17, 202, 6-8
Exhibition runs Feb 17 thru May 28, 2023
Free to attend → more info 

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mesa contemporary art, artist reception


The installation.

Lots of activity since I last posted in 2012.
Our exhibit Creature Man Nature opened January 11th. And a week from last Friday, on the 25th, we had our Artist Reception at Mesa Contemporary. It was one busy evening – with family, friends and many fine-art appreciators.

I slept all day on Saturday.


This framed image greeted our guests at the front entrance of the gallery.

I’m including a few photos from the event. If you want to see more visit our exhibition blog → Formal Exhibit and Informal Blog.

I’ll just say the last few weeks – have been full.


Our grand exhibition banner sits on the side of the building.


Detail of Mary’s work in the foreground with one of my drawings in the background.


Mary’s center sculpture strongly connects all of our work. It repeats the vertical trees in Carolyn’s work below, and it connects to the figures and the line work in mine above. carolynm


This is my wall in the gallery space.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with press. I learned a few more things about Mary and Carolyn.

What’s next? We have plans to continue. For now we’ll enjoy the run of the show. You have until April to catch it.

creature man nature – coming together

IMG_3569The studio is emptying out this morning. I’m re-evaluating everything as I move about and I prepare to sign the loan agreements for the exhibition.

Artist Mary Shindell sent more photos of her model of the galley space.  She adjusted it a bit from the first series of photos which I posted into the exhibition blog. This second batch I can’t ignore. They’re well shot and the model is so nicely constructed.

Things balance out nicely, don’t you think?

CMN model

gallery from above

Mary will have the back wall. Her print of South Mountain is measured to sit across it. Right now it’s appears I have the North (right) wall, and Carolyn will have the South wall.
Marco and Tiffany probably have the final say. They know the space.

monica n wall

Carolyn s wall

We’re delivering work one month ahead of the opening of the exhibit. The reception will follow 2 weeks after that. Here’s the plan.

When: Friday, January 11 – Sunday, April 28, 2013
Where: North Gallery
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 25, 2013 (6-9pm)

For more information click → Mesa Arts Center PowerPoint Presentation