Newsletter August 2012

Creation Story

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Newsletter

August 2012

             Last weekend was the First Friday Artwalk at the Galleries in Ashland.  We had a big crowd at Art and Soul, many of whom were there in support of our August Featured Artist, Judy Richardson.  After my shift was over, I was having dinner with friends and I received a phone call that one of my paintings had sold.  There was the usual mixed bag of emotion from elation for the sale and grief that I’d not see that beloved painting again.  The artworks are like old friends.  I love them and thankfully others love them. That’s the second sale in a couple of weeks so I feel great about that success.

Sunday, Aug. 12th is the one session Cigar Box Shrine class.  Last Sunday, a group explored this process as part of a Birthday celebration for a friend.  She brought her friends; they brought dinner and personal items of embellishment. We spent the afternoon creating sacred reliquaries in honor of the self.   It was inspiring and so very much fun.  Give me a call.  There is still room in this week’s class.

You might think about having your own creativity party here in my studio in the future: An anniversary? A date? A birthday?   The possibilities are many both for the activity and the focus. Let me know and we will plan a magical and powerful experience for you and your guests.

The First of six Intuitive Painting classes was held the end of July.  The next one is Sunday August 26th and there is still space in the class if you are interested in joining us.  Since each class is a stand-alone process it works fine to have new participants.

Do you like to get your hands dirty?  A six-session clay class is beginning on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30-9:30.  It is designed for the beginner as well at the experienced student.  Because of limited space, class size is limited to 5 and you will want to come to all six sessions to complete your work.

In all of my classes, the point is not to tame our essential wildness but to tap into it and allow an authentic expression of our true self.  This leads to a feeling of aliveness and excitement about life. It is available to all of us.

On August 27th, I will be the guest presenter for the Southern Oregon Society of Artists.  I will be demonstrating my painting and collage techniques from 7-9pm at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Ave. I’m looking forward to sharing my creative processes.  When other Artists incorporate them, the results are unique to each artist.

You can check my website at www.evemargowithrow.com for further information or call me at 541-772-6888.

Open Studios Response

 

Open Studio /Living room gallery area

Open Studio /Living room gallery area

Aside from feeling like I need a few more hours of sleep to recover from all the excitement of the preparation and execution of the VAST experience, I conclude that it was a successful endeavor.  Wonderful friends were here to help talk to people in the clay studio, yard, painting studio and living/gallery areas during busy times and to share in fun and interesting conversations between us when times were slow.  One dear friend responded to all the questions about classes by getting the information into a flyer that I could hand out.  You’ll see the schedule below. There was never a dull moment.  Everyone is as fascinated as I am about the creative process and that alone provides enough juice for me to go on for a long time.

Eve's Painting Studio

Eve's Painting Studio

Eve's Clay Studio

Eve's Clay Studio

2012 Summer and Fall Classes at Eve Margo Withrow’s Studio                                        

Intuitive Painting

Experience and experiment with a variety of creative, supportive processes.  Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.  Each class will feature a stand-alone project.

Sundays, 1-4 pm: July 22, August 26, September 16 and 30, and October 14 and 28

Cost: any 4 of the series $120.00 or all 6 for $160.   Materials fee: $10.

Registration and payment by July 15

 

Play with Clay

This is a class to designed to teach basic hand building techniques to the beginner and provide assistance to more experienced students.

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11

Cost: $280.

Materials included:  basic pottery tool set and 25 lb of clay (clay and firing)

Registration and payment by August 1