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Artists Take a Turn on the Path for Reflection

Posted by Rosie Huart on August 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Waterfalls and lily pond



Artists Karen Benedetti and Rosie Huart delivered art work today for an upcoming art exhibit at Gallery St. John at Mount St. John/Bergamo in Dayton, Ohio, titled Gallery Artists & Friends.


The grounds at Bergamo were very inviting as Karen and Rosie veered off the gallery path and found a secluded grotto made of imported stone from France.  The whisperings of nature, with its trickling of waterfalls, a lily pond, and the singing of cardinals stilled their minds for a few moments as they sat and enveloped the calm and serenity...maybe gathering inspiration for their next paintings.


The exhibition is a group show with paintings, pottery, mosaics, prints, reliefs, photography and collages and will be open Wednesdays through Sundays beginning Septemer 16, 2009, to October 11, 2009, from 12-4 PM.  An artists' reception is Sunday, October 11, 2009, from 1-4 PM.  It is free and open to the public. 


Along the path




And Mary...




A beautiful sky...



Earthy rocks...



Summer flowers




Miss Karen







Beginning: Entering the Blank Page

Posted by Rosie Huart on July 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (1)

In the week long workshop at the 2009 Calligraphy Conference one of the exercises was to section a sheet of black Arches text wove into 6 different grids.  The paper was then enhanced with different marks by utilizing a variety of writing instruments.  It was made into a decorative box to hold our Book of Days.

A participant's sheet of Arches black text wove paper with grid is marked for Box of Days.

2009 International Calligraphy Conference

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 28, 2009 at 5:41 PM Comments comments (0)

For the past week, I have been enjoying the company of other calligraphers during the 2009 International Calligraphy Conference.


An excerpt from the St. John's Bible, which is being handwritten by Donald Jackson


Connecting Art and Spirituality

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM Comments comments (0)

A one day workshop in May on the beautiful grounds of TransfigurationCenter for Spiritual Renewal, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, was the gathering of artists, therapists and college minister.  The morning was spent doing stream of consciousness writing about a significant event in life and then followed with an exercise, whereby words were pulled from the story to create poetry. Painted watercolor paper was used to receive the creative words. Later in the morning time was spent doing meditation/drawing as an exercise in mindfulness.  After lunch we gathered to create a collage of our higher creative self with special materials.  We gathered in a circle to talk about the grace of the day.  Participants left feeling inspired, fulfilled and connected.



Creative writing exercise which later resulted into a poem on the artist's own watercolored handmade paper.




Rounded and squared sculpture on the property.  Which one do you prefer?





A beautiful lily pad pond on the premises.






Students doing their meditation/drawing exercise....with smiles.





Steven Skaggs Workshop in Michigan

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 16, 2009 at 8:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Several artists from Ohio and Michigan gathered in Roseville, Michigan, for a weeklong workshop in May lead by renowned Louisville calligrapher and artist, Steven Skaggs.  Several exercises in the class connected the spirituality and art of each artist.


This is the background preparation ready for Jeannette Green's next step.


Millie Jarka's piece exhibits ways to manipulate pen strokes.


Renee Jarmolowicz's exercise in emotional contrast.


Rosie Huart's demonstration of emotional contrast.