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Art Shows and Goddesses for Our Times

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It is a great pleasure in the life of an artist to be able to share one's vision with the world. The internet and online libraries are a lot of fun, but being able to showcase one's work in a place where people can come and view it in person is so much better. This September has kept me super busy as I have had three shows, all opening in the same week. 

The image that heads this blog is my "wall" of art from Cheyney University's faculty art exhibition. I had created a number of canvases this summer for a solo exhibition, ranging in size from 11" x 14" to 30" x 40," and all of those were headed to a show in Wilmington, Delaware (more on these shortly). one of my colleagues was dumbfounded when I told her I wasn't sure I'd have work for the faculty show. "What about those hundreds of Goddess drawings you've been doing," she asked. I was a little stuck. I did indeed have hundreds of drawings as part of my "Goddess a Day" project, however, they were small, on paper, and would have to be framed.

i hate framing. I am sick of glass frames, in particular. What to do?

I do enjoy working in mixed media from time to time, so I decided to find a creative solution. I mounted the drawings on canvas, and "framed" them using modeling paste, and then painted the dried modeling paste with my favorite acrylic luminescent paint.

Here: Isis and Nepthys:




And here, Nut:


I worked like a maniac as this show opened the night before my solo exhibition.

Now..... to turn my attention to my solo exhibition, "Goddessesfor Our Time," at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.


Hanging a show all by one's self can be daunting, there was no air conditionin, and I had to climb a ladder mult times to use the Grand's system of wires, s hooks, and molding.



However, like so many women of our time, I persisted!

Opening night arrived, and I was tickled that a few of my Goddesses made an appearance!



My my dear friend Darleen Aragon modeled for the Goddess of Truth. We were very amused when a group of college students bowed and curtsied to her. A friend snapped a photo of us together.


Not long after, the Holy Earth Mother Herself arrived.


It was a great night, and best of all - I now have a new model, who came appropriately attired!



All these festivities left me quite exhausted. The Naked in New Hope opening was the very next evening. This is an exhibition in its 11th year, in which regional artists are juried into a show interpreting the human figure. This was my entry this year:


All in all, September has been quite artful. I can only hope that this academic year will allow me a smudge on of time to create more Goddesses.

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Helena Domenic has been an art history nerd for her entire life, having toured the Sistine Chapel at the age of eighteen months. She never quite recovered from that experience (thankfully) and has been seeking out the sacred and profane in art ever since. She's even a real-life art history professor at a Pennsylvania university. She is also a Tarot nerd, having created her own Tarot deck, the Fellowship of the Fool.


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