Wind Changing to the East
by Leslie Avon Miller
diptych 24 x 24
acrylic and mixed media on birch panel
Not knowing the way, I paint a space in which to breathe deeply.
The painting becomes a stepping stone on the path, a marker of the journey.
I feel, but I can not explain what I am learning of space, time and light.
Artist Statement, Leslie Avon Miller
The Artists Whisperer
The Artist Whisper. That’s how I think of Steve Aimone. In April of this year I spent a week in a Steve Aimone graduate work shop, working, thinking, painting, being with other artists, and getting feedback and critique from Steve. It was the second time I worked with Steve in an intensive workshop setting.
Through the Window
by Leslie Avon Miller
Acrylic and Mixed Media on birch panel
There is something about taking the time to get away and immerse one's self in a workshop; to live and breathe in one's work in the company of other like minded individuals. The energy created is with me still, as I continue to explore my path.
The workshop is described as
Interactive discussions of work take place throughout the workshop, allowing artists to engage in the process of discussing one another’s working process and development. Spur of the moment, informal critiques are encouraged and facilitated. The workshop ends in a summary discussion and critique during which each artist makes a formal presentation, followed by responses from Steven Aimone, and, as time allows, other artists.
Leslie Avon Miller
photo by Steve Aimone
The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation.
It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life,
becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath,
the living subject of a real existence of being.
Unscripted is a capstone of the work these artist have done with Steve in the last two years.
The Old School House Arts Center is presenting ‘UNSCRIPTED’, an exhibition and sale of the newest work produced by thirteen experimental abstract artists, many of whom are FCA members.
Over the past two years, these artists have completed a series of workshops with artist, author and instructor, Steven Aimone, MFA and this show is the culmination of their extensive work and exploration.
Opening reception at TOSH is Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm.
Come meet the artists and share the excitement. Show runs October 15 to November 19, 2012.
The Old School House,122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Vancouver Island Art Workshops is pleased to announce that Steven Aimone, MFA will give a power point slide presentation and discussion that surveys art historical examples of abstract paintings, how they work, and what kinds of expressive purposes they serve.
Steven will conclude his presentation with a commentary and analysis of one painting from each of the participating artists. You'll leave the presentation with a greater understanding of what abstract painting is. Saturday October 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Only 50 tickets @ $20.00 This is a fund raising event for TOSH. firstname.lastname@example.org or call TOSH @ 250-752-6133
Many, many thanks to Mary Stewart who organizes a fabulous workshop experience, to Barbara Scott for being so kind and generous as my host on Vancouver island, and to Lisa Danesin who took time to professionally photograph my work. To each member of the work shop I also extend my thanks for your dedication to the arts. I appreciate you all.
And a special thanks to Steve for all the positive mentoring, but most of all for loving art as much as you do.