ACHF Arts Access
To make nine new works that incorporate materials and processes different from my current work but similar to work I made early in my career. Success is measured by the new skills I acquire for making materials based artwork, as evidenced by the new construction techniques, processes and knowledge of material behavior seen in the work. 2: To improve the way I speak to others about my art and to gain experience in giving public lectures. Success is measured by the amount of attendees at the exhibit and the audience engagement/ interaction during the lecture as evidenced by the question and answer period that follows the talk.
More than nine new works of mixed media were made. New painting and construction processes were used. New materials were explored. I assessed my artistic growth. My technical skills in painting and building developed. The quality of my work advanced. My decision making skills and confidence grew. My ideas expanded. I assessed the range of new materials introduced in my work. I explored silk, wool, latex, yarn, vinyl, plastic and different acrylic mediums. As I grew more confident I used some manufactured items namely plastic toy army men and clothespins. This is something I would not have previously even considered. 2: The outcome was a well-attended exhibit. The two receptions drew diverse crowds. The lecture was well received, engaging and attended by twenty. I kept gallery hours during the week and was available to meet visitors upon request. I directly engaged with the visitors, and talked with them about where they came from, what they did, what brought them to the show especially if they weren't residents. I used a guest book to keep a head count of visitors during the receptions and talk. Guests signed the book and left comments. Rachel, one of the office managers kept track of the visitors she brought through on tours. It was very popular.