So sorry I have not been up to date, but life has a way of one taking care of others when you need to, and not being so self-absorbed about one’s life and art when one is needed elsewhere. I am all about reading and living the life of my youngin’s at my school, so my art right now reflects those ideas. Read to your kids! Life would have every problem solved if young children had the attention they need at the beginning of their lives. There has never been a serial killer with a happy childhood. I was devastated after Las Vegas, but even before that, I have felt a profound sadness. So, I decided to paint what I love and OMG! It has been a great source of happiness and people wanting to be a part of it. I am going to continue on in this vein of life. I hope you will visit next weekend and see more life of love and happiness! XXOO Amy
Fire & Ice Opening at AZ Gallery
Join us at AZ Gallery as we celebrate winter and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival with Fire & Ice, our first annual Winter Carnival Art Show depicting the beauty of winter and the promise of spring through the themes of fire and ice, organized by the St Paul Art Collective and hosted by the AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St, in Saint Paul’s vibrant Lowertown community.
Featuring over 100 works of art from local Minnesota based artists, the show runs January 12 through February 19, with a special opening reception on Saturday, January 21 from 6 to 10 pm, with a DJ that will feature hot dance music guaranteed to keep everyone moving and temperatures warm. A fire performance by the Minneapolis Fire Collective will be at 7:30 pm and 8:15 pm, and will astound with a spectacular and daring show of fire dances and tricks outside the patio. Ice works will include an ice bar on the Black Dog patio, an ice sculpture and an ice Cornhole bag toss to compete at. The Hammer-Schlagen® team will also be there for all to challenge others and win fun prizes and there will be a virtual diorama of the 1886 Winter Carnival Ice Palace. The Black Dog Restaurant and Bar will concoct and serve delicious warm and cold libations at the Ice Bar. We graciously thank our sponsors: Midway Ford, Apple River Family Campground, the St Paul Winter Carnival and Minnesota Nice Properties.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 5 to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm. Hope to see everyone there!
In addition to the Poster Winner, Nine Media Winners of are also selected to be included on the Fall, 2016 Saint Paul Art Crawl Postcards as well as included in a 2-page spread within the catalog. These are presented below.
AMY R. CLARK Piano Lesson
Amy R. Clark can be found in AZ Gallery during the Art Crawl Weekend.
Of a source of her inspiration and her artwork, Amy states:
“I love to capture the wonder and beauty of children, they give me so much joy and hope. The broad spectrum in the world of color represents the infinite possibilities of the inquisitive minds of children to me. I paint the rainbow when I paint the world of children.”