The Art of Midge Black
My work celebrates the spiritual renewal that comes to us in the great outdoors. Paintings drawings and prints are made both on the scene and in the studio.
I work in watercolor and acrylic paints. My prints are pulled on a Whelan press in waterbased inks.
My color palette is a happy one and my medium is acrylic. I’ve been an artist since a child but have painted for only 3 1/2 years! When I had a flower shop in Newport Beach, California, customers often said ‘I painted with flowers.’ Now I paint flowers especially roses, my favorite! I’ve been a decorator, tearoom owner and party stylist and these loves are often reflected in my art. My greatest treasures are my 2 daughters who often accidentally walk out of my heart and onto my canvases. Please visit me upstairs in Studio #2.
I first started working in oils when I was very young. My grandmother studied at the Chicago Art Institute and she instilled in me an appreciation of fine art. I always wanted to create and sell beautiful and inspired things; paintings, ceramics, jewelry and stained glass. I dabbled in some and became totally immersed in others. I am influenced by history, color, music and my cats. I am constantly photographing things that move me and transfiguring them with clay and glazes. I can be visited downstairs in Studio 8B or 9B.
Featured Photographer: Darcie Sternenberg
Darcie Sternenberg is a photographer specializing in black and white imagery and she will be showing her work at The Photographer’s Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk on October 7th.
Darcie often photographs intimate scenes in nature and is especially drawn to water and trees. When these two elements come together prominently it is even more special. The images that she will be showing are part of a recent series entitled “Lakeshore” and are just such these times.
- Friday, November 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
- As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.
- There will also be refreshments and live music
Featured Musician: Blades of Grass
Blades of Grass Blades of Grass is founded by Kathryn Casternovia and Jef Ramsey. Kathryn plays acoustic guitar and Jef plays mandolin; they harmonize and share lead vocals.