This past December I was asked if I might be interested in applying to exhibit my art for a public art exhibit. Having been burned before in the past with a public art exhibit, I was a little leery. I looked into it and found it was for Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
If you don’t happen to know, Easterseals is an American 5013 nonprofit providing disability services, with additional support areas serving veterans and military families, seniors, and caregivers.
I thought I’d go ahead and apply since I know the value of Easter Seals and have actually used their services in the past with my son. They’re close to my heart because my family has benefited from their services.
When my son was born, he failed his hearing test at the hospital. We were told to not worry too much about it from what I remember and we were set up for an appointment with Easter Seals. I don’t recall how old he was when we tested, but he was very young a few months I’d say.
Who knew they could perform hearing tests on infants? I surely didn’t. But they put the sticky probes on his sweet little head and pretty much determined he had significant loss but we weren’t entirely positive. We had to go on graphs since he couldn’t actually tell us if he could hear. I think he was in the program for a couple of years.
He finally passed the tests. It was determined he must’ve had fluid in his ears to have failed them for so long. As he grew older, we still had problems. He didn’t talk much or well at all and we had a speech therapist to assist. This was also an indication of hearing problems which incidentally run in my family.
He eventually went on to have tubes put in both ears and we’ve had relatively no trouble since, thankfully. He continues to grow (he’ll be a teenager this year!) and now he has selective hearing. Ah the joys of parenthood…
Public Art Exhibit
Anyway, yesterday I dropped off my triptych “Mellifluous Wind” and the display will be up from January 7th through April 24th.
Mellifluous Wind is one of my favorites and it’s three 20″x16″ paintings. It’s just such a happy painting. It has such great movement and flow. It’s a depiction of wind blowing and swirling to musical notes – at least that is what I was thinking about as I painted it. See progress photos and a post about it here.
Some people have said it reminds them of water and I can see that as well. However, I always hear the wind blowing and wind chimes gently singing when I look at the painting myself. The main colors used are yellow, turquoise and orange and I think it turned out beautiful.
I used a palette knife on the first few layers and then my brush after. There is subtle texture to the painting and it has a lot of depth when you look at it closely. Maybe it will find its forever home while on the public art exhibit.
The title of the art show is Inspiration Through Art.
The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main hallway of Easter Seals facility at 3701 Bellemeade Ave. in Evansville. Many pieces are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Easterseals!
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started creating more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is mystery.
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