Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Unwritten Future

Dear Artlover,

Thank you for such a warm response to my recently announced new oil painting “New Year’s Eve.” This is your last art newsletter from me this year, although I intend to have a few more blog posts before this year’s New Year’s Eve.

I have been talking with a few friends recently about the topic of courage. People often tell me that I am so brave to do … fill in any activity you like. For example, many times they will say that I was brave to just pick up and go to Italy. My friends have had similar experiences. But is it brave to do something that you feel needs to be done, especially when you recognize that what you are currently doing is not working? I had stopped growing. I went to Italy to become a better artist. It took me longer to get there than I had hoped, but somehow I knew it was necessary to be surrounded by the art there and to see for myself how it was possible to live with many different forms of art everywhere. [It is amazing, by the way!]

This new bronze is titled “The Unwritten Future” and is a play on my bronze “Cattails and Frog Legs.” Instead of the original amphibians, one man hangs by one hand from the end of the cattail, while another man sits on the lily pad below, watching in anticipation. Sure life can throw in her little surprises, but in essence, we all have an “unwritten” future until we have made a choice and taken the corresponding action.


I like the particular view of the bronze that I have chosen to share with you now. The shadow cast by the sun implies that the hanging man will not drop, but will choose to grab hold. It is optimism in a precarious situation.

This is one of the more than 20 sculptures and about 30 two-dimensional artworks on exhibit NOW in my solo show at the Quattro Gallery in Austin, Texas. Please go by and say hello to gallery director David Sackmary and get a gander at the art while you are there.

THIS SATURDAY, November 12th is the LAST DAY of this exhibition. I hope you can check it out. I will be there for a book signing from 2 - 5 p.m. (see below).

“Places and Poses: the Art of Kelly Borsheim”

Quattro Gallery
12971 Pond Springs Road (Inside Audi North Austin)
Austin, Texas 78729
Gallery Hours: Tues-Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
[Take the McNeil exit from Hwy 183 in NW Austin. Pond Springs Road is NE of the intersection of McNeil and 183. You will see the Saab dealership right before Audi.]

For more information, Tel.: 512.219.3150 (Audi); David Sackmary (gallery director) = 512.924.7498

Dates:
Exhibit: NOW through 12 November 2011

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Book Signing: "My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy"
Full-color book with 330+ images
By Kelly Borsheim

Saturday, 12 Nov, 2 to 5 p.m.
Quattro Gallery, Austin, Texas



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Book Signing: "My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy"

Thanks to artists Penny Arrowood and Jeanne Rhea, as well as Event Coordinator
Sharon DiGiulio, I will have my first book signing in NORTH CAROLINA!

Here are the details:
Book Signing: Sunday, 20 November 2011
noon to 2 p.m.
Jerry's Artarama: Art of the Carolinas
3060 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Tel. 919-876-6610

[The above image of my exhibit at Quattro Gallery was taken by David Sackmary.]


As always, you may find details about events here:
www.borsheimarts.com/exhibits.htm


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I hope to see or hear from you soon. Thank you for reading and sharing in my adventures. By all means, forward these invitations to anyone you think would enjoy them.

Thank you,
Kelly Borsheim


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