Gallery representation!

I’m very excited to announce that my work is now being represented by two galleries,  both international:

1340 Gallery (Netherlands) is hosting some of my smaller works, and has them available for sale on their website.

PrimoPiano gallery (Italy) is carrying some of my smaller works (and one large piece, which is a personal favorite), and exhibiting others at shows in southern Italy.

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Show in Brindisi, Italy

If you follow my Instagram account, you may have seen me gush about sending my work off to my first international group show in Brindisi. I just got the initial photos back from the event, and it looks amazing: Riccardo did a fantastic job curating the show and wrangling us artists and our work (and handling all the international shipping drama). You can see the photos, including the press conference and opening night here!

It’s up through early January, so if you’re in the area go take a look (and let me know what you think!)

Calligraphy instruction resources

I’m referring to November as ‘calligraphy month’ this year, thanks to a very strong theme of making pretty letters in various settings.

If you missed it last week, I did a calligraphy demonstration at work, but you still have a chance to catch me doing calligraphy demos (and to try it yourself, if you so desire) at this month’s Curiosity Club.

The next two weeks I also will be heading back to work with Common Good, this time doing a couple calligraphy classes for the incarcerated scholars in the prison classroom. I’ll post interesting take-aways that might help other instructors once I do the sessions, but for now wanted to make a note that I added the handouts I’ll be using to my Dropbox folder of instructional resources. I’ve also organized it by subfolder for different audiences and types of outreach activities.
You’ll notice that the handout has a space for the ductus for three calligraphic hands, but does not  have the ductus (yet!) That’s because I’m redoing those worksheets this weekend, and will be scanning and adding them to the folder next week. But, if you do use the handout (or an iteration of it) you will at least have a sense of where I plan to put them. These are among my first publicly-shared ductus sheets, so if you have feedback I would be interested to hear it!

Art updates

Recently I set a goal to work towards gallery representation for my art (if I say it publicly, then I’m committed to doing the work, right?) and one of my first steps in that is to update my art page with some more recent (and organized!) samples, plus create a publicly-accessible artist’s CV.  I am still in the early stages of my two current projects (Magic/k and Southern Wilds, which doesn’t have any completed pieces yet), so the boundaries around what those are and how I describe them will evolve as time goes on. I’ll also be adding more images to my portfolio soon as I get everything photographed, so check back regularly for updates!

Dark Arts Gallery

I was asked to include my work in an online-only exhibition–which is my first show done in a digital, rather than physical, space. There are some other great pieces in there, and the gallery owners are encouraging visitors to vote for their favorites. You can check out the gallery here!