I am thrilled to have a solo exhibition at ReflectSpace Gallery, part of Glendale Arts and Culture, which opened Saturday January 28th and is on view through March 19,2023.
The show, a dream come true that I did not even know I had, was curated by the wonderful Ara and Anahid Oshagan of The City of Glendale.
Beautiful show video by Jennifer Remenchick, artist, writer, videographer and exhibition installer.
The opening was warm, wonderful and wild!
Our ReflectSpace-published artist book: “Concurrencies Charlotte Salomon, and Eva Hesse Genius, Trauma and the Creative Imagination”.
I was moved and surprised by flowers sent by my family, and a certificate presented by Senator Anthony L. Portantino!
Stacie B. London, exhibition designer and installer extraordinaire…and esteemed colleague.
Artist colleagues Laurey Bennett Levy and Rebecca Youseff
The very colorful artist and animator Michelle Robinson
Beloved artist and curator friend, Frida Cano
Frida and Mick
Dear friend and actor extraordinaire, Suzanne Voss
Long-time no-see friend Rayne with Mark
Mark and I hanging with the beautiful Anahid Oshagan, curator and lawyer, and Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian
I was honored to receive a City of Glendale Certificate of Recognition, presented by Senator Anthony L. Portantino!
Director of Glendale Library Arts and Culture Gary Shaffer, Mon Cher Mark, Curator Anahid Oshagan, and Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian
What a line-up!
Exhibition Designer Stacie B. London, Curators Ara Oshagan and Anahid Oshagan, Director of Glendale Library Arts and Culture Gary Shaffer, Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian, Mark, myself, and Senator Anthony L. Portantino and esteemed City of Glendale colleague!
I am thrilled to participate in:
Presented by Shoebox Projects
Curated by Michelle Robinson, Artist and Curator
“Art and craft are means to tell stories visually. Through mythology, fairy tales, cultural commentary, dream imagery, family history, and personal narrative, art has sought to examine the challenges and mysteries of how we live; to interpret and understand our world and share those thoughts with others. This exhibition showcases how artists are telling stories now, from abstract and non-linear to representational and narratives” at Shoebox Projects“
I am showing: Chromatic Interactions: The Golden Thread, 2020, 76 x 90 x 1.5″, mixed media installation utilizing file cards written and drawn upon by Craft Contemporary Museum patrons participating in my commissioned interactive artists’ book project: Chromatic Interactions
Michelle Robinson studied architecture and visualization at Texas A&M University, producing animated short films that were shown at the Walker Art Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, and The AFI National Video Festival. She has been an artist and supervisor with Walt Disney Animation Studios for over 28 years, with credits that include Frozen, Zootopia, and most recently, Head of Characters on Encanto. She also holds an MFA from New Hampshire Institute of Art and has had her work published in Diffusion of Light, The Hand, and Precog magazine. Exhibition highlights include a curated show dealing with the urban environment at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA, and solo shows at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO, The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, and the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker University in NC. www.michellerobinsonstudio.com
Shoebox Arts is an arts organization focused on supporting and empowering artists, building community, offering peer mentorship, PR/marketing strategies and social media management. Shoebox Projects is our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies and representation.