Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ochre Blue opening as captured by Kelli at Gallery Seven for the Maynard Business Alliance

Here I am (in blue) with Jennifer Johnston, owner of Ochre Blue Gallery, in front of her photographs.

Adventures in lighting for the ArtSpace Holiday Sale

Michele and I had a blast figuring out how to spell PEACE backwards with strings of lights in our studio windows. A half an hour later the last string failed and we ended up with PEA until yesterday when I was able to replace it. I think I will stick with printing!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jane McKinnon Johnstone's studio open during ArtSpace Holiday Sale

Come visit my studio (231) during ArtSpace Artists Holiday Sale
Friday November 30 from 5 - 8 pm
Saturday December 1 from 12 - 5 pm
Sunday December 2 from 12 - 4 pm
Jane McKinnon Johnstone
Studio 231 ArtSpace Maynard, 63 Summer Street, Maynard MA 01754

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cutting Mats for Prints and The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Today I will be working on cutting mats (and not fingers) for the 21 prints I am putting in the show. But I had to delay going off to work this morning to finish the most amazing book by Alice Hoffman, THE DOVEKEEPERS. Absolutely breathtaking though grimly moving and unsettling at times, I am glad I finished it this morning for the ending is healing in the incomplete way that all healing can be in the face of unspeakable horrors.

I raced through the pages to finish, letting her artistry carry me into and through the storyline as if I were standing right there in the desert winds. Now I look forward to returning to savor the words and creative gifts she used in this powerful book.

May we continue to have the courage to be loving towards each other, to nurture peace in our world and to be grateful for the beauty and grace we can find no matter what our circumstances may be. May we continue to celebrate the storytellers and artists in our midst who can take the human experience and lift it into the universal.

the Dovekeepers webpage 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sneak Preview of some of the works for Ochre Blue Gallery

As a teaser, here are thumbnails of some of the monotypes that will be in the show at the Ochre Blue Gallery. At 22" x 10", these three works take an unusual perspective on the abstract seascape. Other works and other sizes reveal more abstractions from hours spent overlooking the Atlantic from the cliffs of North Truro and the oceans's edge.

As the days get shorter (particularly evident this weekend as we turn our clocks back) and the winter chill starts to mingle with November's blustering winds, there is something wonderful about revisiting the rich, warm, intense colors of water, sky and surf-drenched sands of the national seashore.

Come to our opening at the Ochre Blue Gallery November 17th

I have been busy printing and curating my works for a new show opening November 17th at the Ochre Blue Gallery in Maynard, MA. Here is the announcement by Gallery Owner and fabulous photographer, Jennifer Johnstone.
New Work at Ochre Blue Gallery…The Three J's

Jennifer Johnston
Saturday, November 17 at 6:30 PM
Ochre Blue Gallery
4 Nason Street
Maynard, MA 01742

Jane Johnstone, Julia Clauss and Jennifer Johnston will be exhibiting their new work. Jane Johnstone, a resident of Concord, MA, works out of her studio at ArtSpace in Maynard MA, and will be exhibiting abstract monotypes.  Julia Clauss who has just returned to New York City after several years will be showing small watercolor vignettes of the City and Jennifer Johnston exhibits the early morning Concord mists off the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers.