Monday, June 14, 2010

June Means Wonderful Art Shows

The first weekend in June belongs to Columbia, MO. The Columbia Art League (CAL) presents Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park. We had to miss this show last year and we are so pleased that we were juried in this year. Diana Moxon is the CAL Director and she is an absolutely amazing bundle of energy who puts forth 200% effort to take care of "her" artists. She recruits a wonderful volunteer staff, generates tons of publicity for the show, enlists an abundance of community support, and dedicates her heart and soul to this show. Thank you, Diana, and CAL and Columbia for another great show!

The third weekend in June belongs to Town Center Plaza and the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland for the Town Art Show in Leawood, KS. This show took 2009 off, but we are delighted that it is back this year and excited to once again be an accepted artist. In 2008, under threat of severe storms Sunday morning, the show director visited each booth and urged us to tear down before the storms hit. THAT is true concern for the artists! Mall occupants support and encourage the artists, the people of Leawood support the artists, and the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland benefits.

The fourth weekend in June will find us at a new-to-us venue, Artfest Midwest "the Other Art Show" in Des Moines, IA. We did a holiday show in Des Moines a couple of years ago and we're excited to once again visit with the supportive people of Des Moines.

Hummingbird fact for today: A hummingbird's irisdescent colors are artifacts of the moment, changing with the relative positions of feather, viewer, and light source. This is especially true of the highly specialized metallic colors.

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