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Art, travel and creative fun! Serena was a guest on Angie Bowie's Radio Show! Creative sparks were flying!

Angie Bowie. Photo credit: Sergio Kardenas. Photo courtesy Angie Bowie & Sergio Kardenas

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Chicago curator Sergio Gomez interviews Serena on the Art NXT Level podcast:

Art NXT Level

Slate as a Creative Muse

Black Hole Sun by Michael KuklaSlate is an unlikely muse for most artists. The Slate as Muse exhibition at the Slate Valley Museum challenged artists from throughout the United States to push the boundaries of how slate is perceived today. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to go! For those of you who live too far away, I will be writing about each of the pieces in the show over the next couple of weeks as a sort of personal “curator’s tour” of the exhibition. . . . . [...]

Artists Announced for Slate as Muse

Slate Valley Quarry, Slate Valley, New York

Give an artist a challenge and they will always deliver innovation. As the curator for Slate as Muse, I’m excited to announce the nineteen artists who will be exhibiting their artwork for this first-ever National Art Exhibition which will open on June 6, 2014 at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY. I knew I was taking a chance with this show. Slate has been quarried in small, isolated pockets of the U.S. and it is a rarely-used medium. It doesn’t have the “caché” of marble or soapstone. For sculptors, it chips and cleaves easily, adding an additional challenge to the creative process. For painters and other 2-D artists, using slate as a subject is a particular challenge and although it could be used as a canvas, we were looking for work that pushed the boundaries of merely “painting on slate.” . . . . [...]

When Art is as Hot as the Newest iPod - Day 286

Landscapes for Landsake Crowd

Here’s to dreaming big . . . . [...]

How an Exhibition Comes Together - Day 278

Artwork on the Floor

A challenging and eclectic array of artwork to be hung . . . . [...]

Fun and Sculpture - Day 270

Bacon by Gigi Begin. Acrylic on rustic wood. Copyright © Gigi Begin.

And now for a little fun and sculpture to round out the Landscapes for Landsake show . . . . [...]