“Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty . . . love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain. You know, my sky, you rain on me and I, like the earth, receive you.” Frida Kahlo
If you’re in the mood to enjoy the theme of love, and see how other artists show the meaning of love in visual arts, then you can go visit the ‘All You Need Is Love’ exhibit at the Gallery Syre, between Feb.11th-Ap.15th, and check out a variety of the best local and national artists (45 artists), they’ve chosen on their first juried art exhibit. If you guessed right, I am one of those selected to be at the art show! You can see my piece called ‘Love Through The Ashes’ here as an example of my latest piece in this newsletter, but as we all know, it’s best to see art in person, for the real effect. You can find me there for the art exhibit opening this Saturday, Feb. 11th, 6-8pm.
Exciting Art Class in April:
Recycled Book Art Workshop @MoNA!
Recycled Book Art Workshop @MoNA!
April 15th, 12:00-2:30pm
Age: 14+ to Adults Price: TBA
Location: Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), 121 First Street LaConnor, WA 98257 Register: https://www.monamuseum.org/
In this exciting mixed-media art class, students will find out all about how to recycle an old book into art from art teacher Miss Rachel, using a wide variety of art techniques, materials, tricks, and textures into the hardbound book. Learn how to transform a discarded worn book into a creative work of art that encompasses a theme and utilizes a variety of media and techniques. You can make your altered book into an art journal, writing journal, photo album, or a scrapbook!
Description: A hands on workshop showing how to resuse old books into art and journals with various techniques of how to add texture, design, with mixed-media. You will get to take home your very own altered book to continue to work on and use at the end of the class.
More Art Classes??? You can find out more about upcoming Art Classes (such as there will be a Teens Jewelry Art Class at The Jansen Art Center in May) on my website: http://www.rachelswhimsicalart.com
Gallery Syre Art Exhibit
You can find out more about the artists, art for sale, and the gallery here: https://www.gallerysyre.com/
After School Arts are Back!
Register on 6Crickets: https://www.6crickets.com/
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Art Education & More!
Are you buying local? There are ways for you to do this by contact via email: Rachelsimpsonart@gmail.com , or on social media #RachelsWhimsicalArt (FB & IG) and to shop, buy $20 Gift Cards, or work with the artist to make special Commission artwork, and you can make an appointment to visit the studio, to see original pieces of art, matted prints, cards, stickers, kids wands, & jewelry such as glowing earrings.
Newsletter Reminder! This is a bi-monthly art newsletter. There are 6 art newsletters a year in the months of: February, April, June, August, October, and December. You’re welcome to follow in my journey through my professional art, support my art through Patreon, or be a part of the kids art projects/classes, writing the monthly newsletter, social media, and blog. Everyone is welcome to follow on social media with Instagram, Facebook: #RachelsWhimsicalArt, to learn about future art events & art classes. Thank you.
You can find more about all the fun art events, my artwork, commissions, art exhibits, and art classes on my website and Instagram/Facebook pages: Rachel’s Whimsical Art.
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
Be Kind, Let’s Shine!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)