At the request of WBGO Jazz radio, and the curation of Jo-El Lopez, the “So What” show on the 2nd floor at Gallery Aferro includes pieces by 10 artists, all of which have been inspired by the Miles Davis, Coltrane, Adderley composition “So What”.
My contribution is a hand sewn fabric piece which I titled “So What, Sew What”. Can’t show you here. Gotta’ attend to see it.
Please attend our opening October 5th from 7-10pm
My first Art Show in New York, NY
At age 72 I have been “discovered” as an Outsider Artist. Outsider’s work is in a “raw state, uncooked by cultural and artistic influences”.
I have always drawn, but for most of my life, I never saw myself as an artist. Artists went to art school, while I trained in Land Use Planning and Forestry. I pursued a lifetime of environmental and community activism and was mother to six children; being an artist was not part of my narrative. However, I decided to return to college at age 67, and there my story changed. I was studying music history at Ramapo College of New Jersey when, by accident, the college’s Gallery Director saw my portfolio of hand-sewn fabric collages, and promptly offered me a solo show. With that show, I gave myself permission to add the calling of the artist to my self-story; I have been answering that call ever since.
12″x12″ Mixed Media on Aluminum
June 22 – October 6, 2014
Living Out Loud – Exhibition of 34 Pieces, Ramapo College George T. Potter Library Gallery.