In the news about Allied Arts of Whatcom County's Annual RARE event (April 3rd & 4th), there are quite a few local artists who are getting involved with it this year that I'm sure will make it an excellent one. Being a volunteer for a local non-profit group has so many rewards. Even if it is only for a couple hours a week, it helps the events grow and reach out to the community. At this months first Friday Art Walk for Bellingham, I enjoyed meeting a few new artists through the Allied Arts Membership Exhibit. I was pleased to have had one of my new pieces up on exhibit. It is one of a series of mixed-media paintings that I've titled, Teacup Party Guest:__(each one has a specific name)___ for this year. I have several concepts accumulating on the working of these, that I hope will continue to be a part of a wider scope of exhibits in galleries and local business'.
Teacup Party Guest: Serenity, by Rachel Simpson, 2015
In addition to this, I am also busy preparing for the upcoming Allied Arts RARE weekend with teaching my Altered Books Workshop on April 4th at 11:00am-1:00pm (just $10 fee for ages 8 years - Adult), at Dakota Art Store on Cornwall Street, and I am giving a free presentation on April 3rd at Allied Arts Gallery just an hour prior to the Art Walk at 5:00pm, which is: How to Reuse Old Discarded Books into Art - Altered Books & Book Boxes.
It will be an amazing weekend for so many friends, guests, members, artists, and more!
To check out more details, you can look at my Facebook page, Facebook.com/rachelswhimsicalarts or go to Alliedarts.org.