The “staying” part of my month was to hang a show of 13 of my pieces in the narthex of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopalian Church in Wilsonville, Oregon. The show welcomes parishioners through 29 September 2019. The Art Ministry at St. Francis displays art of several media, showing artists and photographers from the Pacific Northwest.
The northwest photographer Rod Chandler
has an astute ‘eye’ and assisted me with his kindness, expertise, and exuberant energy. Click through his image to arrive on his website for gorgeous nature images.
And the ‘going‘ part of my month was to fly across this beautiful land to Wisconsin for a nephew’s wedding. I reunion’ed with nieces, nephews, grand-relatives, and my sisters. It had been 7 years. It was as if we have always lived next door to one another, even though Gwy Ann camps in Missouri, and Renee between Wisconsin and Florida
Here we are at the Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Older sister Gwy Ann (systems integration expert; gentlewoman rancher with horses, dogs, kitties, ponds, gardens); Younger sister Renee (1st mate sailing yacht Great Lakes; avid sports enthusiast championing every child and grandchild through each of their ongoing winning endeavors); and me (apple pie baker, dog walker, land saunterer, visual artist).
Currently on my easel is this 20×20. It began as a cottonwood, with thick, deep, gnarled and irregular bark. I sat with it, saw a face, took another direction, and now am working on another self-portrait!
Thus far she has told me:
“Those who know, contemplate.” I like studio time!
Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!
Sometimes a girl just needs a little bit of Mick gazing over her head, and then return to her studio and bring out “Seven Steps To Heaven” (©CherilynSunRidge, 16″x16,” Acrylic) for all essential grounding and consciousness converging!
Portland Art Museum offers 250 Warhol prints for viewers’ consumption and delight, until the end of the year. I was blown away–color, form, personal statement, poetry, generous–ah, Andy. Wonderful.
Thursday, 5 December 2013, 6:30 pm
Rain or Shine Coffee House, 5941 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97206
Slate tomorrow evening to join me, poet Robert Leverenz, and the Oregon Writers Colony! I will be reading works from “Nothing Is As It Was~Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable.” It promises to be an insightful, uplifting, fun evening in the beautiful Rain or Shine Coffee House. See you there!
©Cherilyn SunRidge, “Love Spoken Here,” 19″x26,” available through www.CherilynSunRidge.com Story Art Portfolio