Monday, May 8, 2017

student work

It is a great pleasure to see a student continue to succeed!  Harrison Halaska (first year MFA candidate at LCAD) is part of an exhibit at Laguna Art Museum.  His large scale work was selected for the poster...and I can see why! Congrats Harrison.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Aldo Leopold 2017 Building a Land Ethic Conference

I am very happy to be presenting at the Aldo Leopold Building a Land Ethic Conference this summer.  It is so inspiring to be around so many bright minds who are learning about and promoting harmony between people and the natural world.  If you are thinking about attending, here is the link to the Workshop and Conference (if you scroll down you can see the one I am offering).

Two Hour Workshops (2:00 – 4:00)
Mode of Inquiry: Drawing from Direct Observation ($5)
Led by Bethann Moran-Handzlik, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Using a reed pen and walnut ink, participants will be guided in a drawing exercise, from direct observation. We will draw natural organisms both life scale and microscopic. While drawing, ideas regarding “ideation through observation,” “wonder as a catalyst for action” and “embodied intelligence” will be introduced. The session will conclude with a group discussion of the drawings and how through drawing the natural world, one can glean scientific information, poetic expression, increase curiosity and inspire innovations. At a time when our culture is immersed in mediated experiences and knowledge based approaches, this exercise rekindles an intimate discovery of the complexity and order of the natural world that is often taken for granted. Each participant will leave with a drawing driven by discovery, personal fascination and will potentially open new modes of inquiry. No skill in drawing is required. Limit 25.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A friend sent this to me today!


A friend sent me this photo of my study!  How fun to see it and remember being part of the Hudson River Fellowship!  I wasn't finished with the study but ...Jackson Falls NH.  I remember liking the tender green plants poking up from the cracks in the pinkish rocks...might have to zoom into my study to see them!