The Arts Business Institute!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on The Arts Business Institute!

    WOW, The Arts Business Institute published an Artist Profile about me today!   Here are descriptions of the mission and faculty of the ABI, from their website: Since 1994, The Arts Business Institute has provided thousands of successful studio artists with a structured curriculum developed by top creative entrepreneurs, top selling artists, gallery owners and marketing experts. We even offer personalized consulting services to help you apply what you have learned to your own business. The Arts Business Institute  faculty is composed of nationally known artists, gallery owners,...

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Keeping Up Appearances – Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Keeping Up Appearances – Behind the Scenes

    My sculpture, Keeping Up Appearances, is now in Houston for the national conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  The theme of this year’s conference is Earth and Energy. Fellow artist and curator, Cindy Billingsley is setting up our exhibit, entitled (in keeping with the theme) Dynamic Narratives.  Cindy has gathered an amazing group of artists from all over the country, including Hawaii, to show in this exhibit.  She has worked tirelessly for a year, maybe more.  I am thrilled and honored to be included in this group. A couple of images...

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Soul Mates

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Soul Mates

Way back in the summer of 2009, I created a piece, entitled Body Guard, that was inspired by a photo that I found on the Internet.  I was working on a series of sculptures of people and their companion animals. In the photo is a girl, Phoebe Zickefoose, holding the family’s much beloved dog, Chet Baker.  The photo was taken before then, since I think Phoebe was 11 at the time and is all grown up now. Chet continues to be the apple of everyone’s eye, and rightly so.   Phoebe and Chet After receiving permission from Phoebe’s mom, Julie (an amazing artist, writer,...

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Houston, We Have an Exhibit

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Houston, We Have an Exhibit

  My latest piece, entitled, “Keeping Up Appearances,” addresses societal pressures and expectations.  It has been in my mind for AGES.  The opportunity to make it real outside of my head came when fellow artist Cindy Billingsley invited me to join an amazing group of artists to show at the national conference of NCECA.  That’s National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and this year it is in Houston, Texas from March 20-23.  Our exhibit is called “Dynamic Narratives.” Photographer Jason Dowdle did a brilliant job of finding just the right angle to...

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Arts Access: Arts for All

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Arts Access: Arts for All

  On March 9, I attended a fantastic all-day workshop in Cary, NC on developing arts programs that provide access to people with all levels of ability. Here is the official description: “Arts for All: Including School-Age Children with Disabilities in Arts Education.” Arts Access, Inc. is pleased to present a one day workshop led by Jaehn Clare on strategies for including children of all abilities in arts education activities. Jaehn is currently employed with the Woodruff Arts Center, as a Professional Learning Drama Teaching Artist and a Georgia Wolf Trap Teaching Artist. She works...

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The Governor Morehead School

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on The Governor Morehead School

  In February, I had the wonderful experience of conducting workshops at the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh, NC. Students there have varying degrees of visual impairment, including total blindness. This required me to design programs that would have meaning to people who may have lost their sight some time after birth, as well as those who have never had the gift of sight.  Their fantastic art teacher, Ms. Zincone, also explained to me that incised lines would be difficult to detect for many students, so I created models with raised lines.  (These included insects on leaves.  I...

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