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“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”
—Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Reflections on 2019
It’s been a great year of art and travel, exhibiting, teaching, curating, learning, sharing with old friends and extended family and making new friends and connections around the world. Some of the highlights of my year:
Exhibiting at La Huipilista Artspace, San Miguel de Allende; in the Poéticas de Arte Contemporáneo, Dolores Hidalgo and Mexico City; and at GAP: Crossing Borders in Ghent, Belgium. Opening (and closing) Galeria Espiral in San Miguel’s Fabrica Aurora gave me valuable exposure, art sales and taught me what I did and did not want.
Publishing my second book, Symbols of the Spirit, gave me the opportunity to expand my audience and to give book talks at La Huipilista Artspace and Camino Silvestre ; Open Ground Studios, Triton Museum of Art and Richmond Art Center (Thanks to CSP!) in California.
Teaching my Monoprint Workshops allowed me to share my techniques and philosophy of art with wonderful artists (this year in my studio in San Miguel and at Open Ground Studios, California).
Curating two more Plastic Madness exhibitions (Casa Europa, San Miguel and Mazatlan Convention Center/Baupres Gallery) extended the message of the global plastic problem and led to upcoming exhibits in Columbia in 2020 (thanks to all the artists and fellow organizers!).
Traveling around Mexico, the U.S. and Europe enriched my life through new inspiration and allowed me to explore, commune & collaborate. Highlights were doing a house exchange and making prints in Sauve, France and a new opportunity for a public art piece outside of Vienna Austria, Throne for a Goddess, (more to come!). And believe it or not, it wasn’t all about art – I attended a very special McCrory family reunion in Kentucky where I re-connected with 25+ family members.
I am grateful that my art serves as a connector and allows me to share a message of honoring Mother Nature and the Sacred Feminine. Through the universal symbols that I’ve focused on for 25 years to my recent Return to the Figure (my upcoming show at Baupres Gallery, Mazatlan in February), the message in my prints, paintings, drawings, artist books and public art remains true and connected to the heart.
A sincere thank you to those who have been with me along my artistic journey!
May your dreams and creativity soar to make our world a better place!
A very fruitful year of creativity & exploration. You are a woman that’s inspiring to all of us.
Thanks so much Carole! Hope to see you in Guanajuato or Mazatlan in 2020.
Michael Selic said:
Your art has been on my walls and your spirit has been in my heart for many years. I am so pleased about your successes in 2019 as your life and your art have changed and progressed. I trust that the future will see many more images illuminated by your vision of what it means to be alive and human in the Universe.
Glen Rogers said:
How beautiful Michael! Your words reall touched me. Thanks so much. ❤️
“When psyche wants to understand, she casts a symbol and steps into it .“
Your work is inspiring. Thank you.
Thank you Luanne, I really appreciate that. I love the quote about the symbol! Where did you find the quote? I’d love to use it in the future.