Sunday, February 12, 2017

Reviving the blog...

Hello dear blogging friends,

Please forgive my absence.  I have no excuse.

Now I'm out exploring the world again and want to share some of the places/views/ideas/art I'm experiencing along the way.

I am currently in Southern Spain, in the beautiful artist community of Gaucin.  From my deck on the roof of the house where I'm staying (more about that later) I can see across the white-washed houses perched on the side of the mountain, across the valley to the Mediterranean Sea.  In the photo below, you can just make out the Rock of Gibralter, and then the mountains of Morocco across the sea.  I am grateful to be here.

Here is a photo of the town at dusk.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Heading out on a new adventure!

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go!  I fly out today for South Africa.  Will first do a safari for a week in Botswana.  From there will head to Capetown, the peninsula, the garden route, and wine country.  If the technology cooperates, I will post photos along the way...woo hoo!  Can't wait to see the spot where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet...and in a fun little twist, I'm leaving on the fall equinox and arrive on the spring equinox!  Pretty cool.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Show opening at Carolina Creations!

I'll be taking down the Moving Colors show at the Craven County Arts Council this week, but will be installing a new show at Carolina Creations in New Bern on Friday, July 1.  This smaller show will be of North Carolina Landscapes - seems like a fitting follow-up to the Moving Colors images from the cross country trip.    Be great to see you at the opening during ArtWalk on Friday, July 8th, 5:30 - 8 pm.

If you missed Moving Colors and want to see it, you'll have another chance!  It will be "moving" to the Alamance Arts Council in Graham, NC next year - it will be on display in their beautiful gallery for May - June, 2017.

Here's one of the landscapes for the Carolina Creations show:

Croatan Contrasts, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"

Monday, May 30, 2016

One of the new Moving Colors series in the show...

I hope you'll get a chance (if you haven't already) to swing by the show at the Craven Arts Council.  It will be up through the end of June.  I plan to be there for the June ArtWalk on June 10, 5-8pm, if you want to stop by and say "Hi!"     : )

"Turquoise Turbulence"

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nice write-up in the New Bern Sun Journal about last night's ArtWalk

The New Bern Sun Journal did a nice write up on my Moving Colors show and all of the other cool stuff going on in the New Bern art scene.  What a fun night!  Thanks to everyone who came out for ArtWalk!

Click here to see the article.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Show's going up!

Isn't is amazing how much better a painting looks on a bright clean gallery wall than it does drying flat on one's floor!  hah!

Getting the show up at Craven Arts Council this week - hope to see you at the opening of Moving Colors this Friday (May 13)  5 - 8pm during the ArtWalk in New Bern.  Yay!

Jon DaBurger of the Craven Arts Council helping me hang paintings...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Moving Colors Press Release

Here's the press release the Craven County Arts Council & Gallery published for my upcoming Moving Colors show:

A quickly recognizable style shows the unique creativity of an artist.  Many artists hope to achieve this; and from May 13 to June 30, The Bank of the Arts proudly hosts one such artist's output:  Sally Anger.  "Moving Colors" opens officially with a reception during ArtWalk on May 13, 5 - 8 pm…and continues throughout the month of June.  So what is "Moving Colors" all about?

One of the joys of creativity is the chance to experiment and try new things.  Artist Sally Anger shares her love of art experimentation with the delight of seeing new things while traveling.  Both were combined into a four-month cross-country trip.  She also felt that she needed to do it alone.  (Well, not entirely, her dog Theo went along to keep her company).

The trip was inspirational, Sally relates.  While crossing the country she made daily paintings, drawings and musings.   She came away with greater appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us and for the power of art to focus it.

"Moving Colors" is a show about the adventure – not just the trip, but the inner journey.  One of her goals was to chronicle through art not only the beauty witnessed in the people and places she went, but also the emotions they invoke.  The theme tying the show together is the concept of “flow” – the flow of many beautiful waters, flow of ideas, of paint, of emotions, of conversation, even of traffic, and ultimately the flow of life through time.

The show will be held May – June 2016 at the Craven County Arts Council and Gallery (Bank of the Arts) at 317 Middle Street, New Bern, NC.