All in the Family

Mother, daughter Corinne Geertsen

My daughter and granddaughter have posed and contributed arms and legs and hands and even closed eyes to my artwork. (See my daughter’s arms in The Crossing.) Many thanks to them!

We took pictures one evening last week. When you are as photogenic as these two are, all you need is a doorway!

Meyer Gallery Affordable Art Stroll

Birdwalker Corinne Geertsen

Join the fun at the Park City inaugural “Affordable Art Stroll”. I am proud to be at the Meyer Gallery, which will feature 100 quality works under $1000. I’m showing in the front room on ground level. Come and see!

I am delighted the Meyer Gallery used my work “Bird Walker” on their invitations. The gallery stroll will be Friday, September 26th from six to nine in the evening. Naturally, treats will be served and all are invited.

The Ringmaster – Philip Curtis at the Mesa Arts Center

Oh boy, one of my favorite artist at one of my favorite museums. Philip Curtis: long Victorian figures, barren trees and sparse landscapes, parades, caged animals, such a lovely touch with a horizon line. His paintings stop me in my tracks and I can’t stop looking.
Philip Curtis, The Parade

Philip Curtis’s show of circus art, The Ringmaster, opened last night and continues through November 30, 2014. Hurry on down. It’s free too.

Last night The Mesa Arts Center threw a cirque-ish season kick-off. There was an aerial hoop dancer, a strongman, a juggler (flaming hatchets, yes!) a fire-eater (with a beard. Imagine!), a steam punk-robot-dancer ( a lovely man), a contortionist, and stilt -walker. You could take your photo with a mermaid. That’s the kind of night it was.

The 18 year old tightrope walker was charming. After she finished her walks, she walked straight into her audience, held the hands of young girls and visited with them.

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I took a lot of photos. Delightful!

Meyer Gallery-The Red Room

When you go to Park City Utah, you must go to the Meyer Gallery. It was once The First National Bank and Silver King Mining Company. Don’t miss the etched glass transom windows. They’re original and were imported from France in the late 1890’s. The vault is amazing.

The artwork is full of life and engaging. Trot up the stairs to the red room. Here it is with 5 of my pictures:

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Park City is just a fun place. I snapped this picture of a Banksy rat on a curb in July of 2010. Not sure if it’s still there but there are other Banksies about.

Park-City-Banksy-rat

Driving Art

Vermillion Cliffs Corinne Geertsen

Last week we drove my artwork to the Springville Museum of Art. We paused at the Vermillion Cliffs in southern Utah so you could see how we fit 30 framed pictures into a Subaru.

Everything, even the thickness of the bubble wrap, had to betaken into account. The show opens October 8th.

We took way over a thousand photos on our drive. Here’s one of our favorite places to stop and stretch our legs:

Vermillion Cliffs 2 Corinne Geertsen

 

 

Springville Art Museum Slideshow

Power point slide Corinne GeertsenI just finished a slideshow for my show at the Springville Museum of Art. It runs 20 minutes in a continuous loop and shows my pictures being built from the ground up. Come see! October 8th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015.

An added bonus is a slide from the work my older daughter and I do together. Here she is serving herself tea:

Tea for Two Corinne Geerten

Tea for Two

Framing 30 pictures

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We’re nearly ready to transport 30 pictures to Utah for my show Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geertsen. It’s at the Springville Art Museum from October 8th, 2014 through April 30th, 2015.

The photo is of my husband, who is an excellent framer. I repeat, he is an excellent framer.

The picture is Bird Walker. It’s not in the show, but it’s one of my husband’s favorites and he’s framing it for his office.

Bird Walker by Corinne Geertsen, digital art, digital collage

Bird Walker

Maira Kalman: A Short Film

If you do nothing else today, watch this. Please watch it fullscreen.

This wonderful film was produced by Gael Towey. It’s from her series Portraits in Creativity. Go there. Now. Watch more.

Maira Kalman’s work is exactly where I want to be. Must see, must see, must see.

I have the book below. It begins, “How can I tell you everything that is in my heart. Impossible to begin. Enough. No. Begin. With the Hapless Dodo.”

Then comes more delightful text wrapped around an unbelievably delightful blue dodo.

Principles of Uncertainty Maira Kalman

Showing at the Gebert in Scottsdale, Arizona

20140710 Gebert Corinne Geertsen

Here’s something nice to do tonight. Or come sometime soon – it’ll be up about a month. Gebert Contemporary. (Click on invitation to see it bigger.)

There is an amazing Fritz Scholder sculpture right as you walk in the door. Here’s a picture of mine, Adrift. I haven’t shown it much -come see!

Adrift Corinne Geertsen

Adrift

Hindsight

Hindsight Corinne Geertsen

Hindsight

Hind sight. Rear view mirror. If I knew then what I knew now. How it follows you. How it’s distorted. How you can burst that bubble.

When the clouds are good we drive with haste to one of our three vantage points nearby that are free of powerlines. The clouds of May and June were quite good.