July 2014 Update

Happy July! Life is feeling full for me this month, maybe because of the greenery and heat-- there's not much more to report. Things are fine. For details, see below:

THE NEXT SHOW AT GALLERY SIX: ASHLEY VESELIS / JOHN MATUSZ
I'm excited to see what ends up in the space. Both John and Ashley make some wacky stuff, and it's all worth seeing in person. There'll be an opening reception August 1, 4-8 pm, for Montpelier Art Walk. Come help us celebrate!-- show off your discerning conversation with the artists and gallery directors, your drawing skills on the Free Draw board, and your eating and drinking abilities with me at the snack table!

UNTIL THEN, 2 MORE WEEKS TO SEE KATIE GRAUER / NICOLE MANDEVILLE
Paintings by Nicole Mandeville and Katie Grauer are featured in Gallery SIX's first show of outside artists. They're all good and strange; it's a pleasure to have them here. Up through July 18th-- come take a look! We're open more often these days, too.

SEE MY WORK
My recent crayon piece Man with a Plant will be featured in Studio Place Arts' show State of Beings. (July 22-August 30; reception July 24.) Likely the last chance to see it in public; after that it's headed to an exclusive private collection here in central Vermont. Actually you could probably still see it-- I doubt the owners lock their door. All my other new work is always available for you to see in the studio space; I'm there most mornings.

WEBSITE SLIGHTLY UPDATED
Of course, you can update it yourself since it's interactive (those big BUY NOW buttons).

LIFE DRAWING SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6 BARRE STREET
Imagine this: after a long weekday at work, it's 85 degrees, canvas over the windows, in the studio with six other people. At least one is naked. It's quiet except for muttered curses, the scratch of charcoal on newsprint, and someone's phone-timer going off every twenty minutes. It takes two hours and almost two local beers' worth ($10) every week Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30. Believe it or not we have a nice little regular crowd these days. But I bet we still have an easel for you to use.

COMMISSIONS
Something unusual happened the other day-- I finished a commissioned drawing, handed it over, and was paid. Felt a little weird at first, but I could get used to it. Help me practice!