Monday, April 21, 2014

This Week

I am gearing up for plein air season again, with the annual Augusta event starting later this week into next.  Although I will not be able to participate on weekend days due to schedule conflicts, I will be painting at Augusta Shores this Thursday, April 24 and will participate next week from Wednesday, April 30 - Friday, May 2.  And be sure to catch me at the sale on May 4.

I am also offering the first of my series of professional practice seminars through Capital Arts in Jefferson City.  This 3-hour seminar will discuss Entering Shows, Professional Presentation & Writing Your Artist's Statement.  Participants are invited to bring a proposal, artist's statement and/or other writing to share and for feedback.  More information can be found on the 2ndStory Space blog here.

Professional Practice Seminar
solo lecturer one-day workshop
Capital Arts
1203 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO
April 26, 2014, 12 - 3 PM
Advance registration required, contact Capital Arts for more details.

Annual Augusta Plein Air Event
Augusta, MO
April 2014
Final Sale on May 4, 2014, 11 AM - 4 PM

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Art of the Week: Caged Bird

A hearty thank you to Andrew Limanni for selling me this wonderful bird cage from your treasure trove.  Now I could finish my Caged Bird assemblage, incorporating one of the porcelain birds from my grandmother's estate that unfortunately broke.  The broken bird has been enhanced along the breaks with gold leaf to show how ephemeral and fleeting our time here is, and how fragile and precious our lives...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Little Black Dress Goes to Urban Eats

My Little Black Dress project is traveling to Urban Eats for their spring rotation.  Here are some preview pictures of the show, which will change out monthly to feature different montages and groupings of photographs.

There will be an art project on April 13 in conjunction with the popular Sunday brunch so be sure to check it out!  Materials will be provided.

Little Black Dress
small format group show (also including artists: Bob Baker, Belle Be, Jeffrey Lowe & Josh Vaughn)
Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery
3301 Meramec St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
April 3 - June 29, 2014
Tues. - Sat. 10 AM - 8 PM, Sunday Brunch 11 AM - 2 PM

Sunday Brunch Meet the Artist Events:
Kickoff Event
April 13, 11 AM - 2 PM - Design a “little black dress” paper project.

Monday, March 24, 2014

This Week

My Missouri Magic painting is featured in the upcoming Taste of Augusta Plein Air opening at Green Door Gallery this Friday.  Please feel free to drop by and check it out.

A Taste of Augusta Plein Air
Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore
Webster Groves, MO
March - April 2014
Reception: Friday, March 28, 5 - 9 PM

I also have works in the following shows locally:

How We See Her
Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO
March - April 2014

Little Black Dress
solo highlights exhibit
6621 Delmar
University City, MO
Feb. - March 2014
Show extended.

And nationally:

Fractured Yet Rising
ARC Gallery
2156 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL
March - April 2014

EQUAL: Modern Family in Contemporary Art
curated by Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay & Michael Hale
East Tennessee State University
Slocumb Galleries
Tipton Gallery, Ball Hall
Johnson City, TN
March - April 2014

Women's Herstory: History of Women
With a Broken Wing,: Women Surviving Oppressions, mail art show
Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
1957 S. Spaulding Ave.
Chicago, IL
March 2014

solo art installation also featuring Wombs by Carlynn Forst
Blue Jacket Books
30 S. Detroit St.
Xenia, OH
March - Aug. 2014

Fluxjob, traveling exhibition curated by Keith Buchholz & Jeff Rathermel
FluxBox, traveling mail art show curated by Keith Buchholz
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1101 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN
Feb. - July 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bloodletting Installation

Here are some photos of the Bloodletting installation at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, Ohio.  The installation will be up until August so please be sure to check it out if you're in the area.  A hearty thank you to everyone who came out for the opening, and especially for the wonderful vagonut by Alice Miller (pictured below with a photo from before the reception).

solo art installation also featuring Wombs by Carlynn Forst
Blue Jacket Books
30 S. Detroit St.
Xenia, OH
March - Aug. 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Bloodletting Opening

I just finished installing my Bloodletting piece at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, OH.  Please feel free to drop by tomorrow and check it out.  And a hearty thank you to my husband Charles Wilbur for all of your help!

First annual "Bring your daughters (and sons) to art" day!
Blue Jacket Books
30 S. Detroit St.
Xenia, OH
Sat., March 1, 2014, 2 - 5 PM
Check out Jennifer Weigel's new Bloodletting art installation.  Light refreshments.
Installation will be on display until August 2014.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hair Cutting Piece

Hair Cutting Piece

Performed thoughout Fluxfest Chicago 2014
In memory of my father, James Alan Weigel, 1948-2014

Life is fleeting.  The most that each and every one of us truly has to offer is a series of shared experiences: our hopes, dreams, inspirations, joys,sorrows...

Sometimes these connections transcend time and place, and sometimes they are lost to history, all but forgotten except by a select few.

In observance of our being together in this time and place, I invite you to cut off a piece of my hair to keep as a memento of this connection.

May we revel in sharing our lives in this moment and honor and celebrate our present time together, for it truly is a gift and is, at best, on loan to us.

I will have small rubber bands and scissors on me over the weekend for just this purpose.  Feel free to approach me at any time.