Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rally in Harrisburg

 My friend Maragret and I traveled to Harrisburg, Pa from Kutztown, Pa on Monday for a protest. Pennsylvania's Governor is proposing a 52% budget cut to state universities...such as Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where I attend classes. If this were to happen a lot people, like myself, may have to drop out/never begin college.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Senior Exhibition

I have 2 pieces in the Senior Exhibition. 

Sharadin Art Gallery
Sharadin Art Building, Kutztown University
Kutztown, Pa 19530

March 26 - April 3, 2011
Reception: Sunday, March 27th, 2-4pm

Juried by Sylvie Fortin, the editor of Art Papers Magazine and the curator of the 2010 Quebec City Biennale. The Sharadin Art Gallery of Kutztown University presents significant and professionally executed solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of mediums as well as supporting programs, events, and services that will directly enhance the artistic and philosophical development of our students and will contribute to the lives of residents within our service area. We strive to challenge assumptions and stimulate discussion by presenting artwork and programs relevant to the social and cultural life of the general and special populations within our service area.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Mother Nature has lost her mind. It snowed last night. It's hailing and thundering right now. I feel completely drained and exhausted.
I can't find my phone charger.
Or my iPod.
Or my driver's license.
I should get my life in order.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Has Sprung....

....and now all I want to do is shop and play outside! Unfortunately the budget and work load of a college student is trying to prevent this.
Ladies, check out Ruche and Lulus for some cute spring fashions.

(my first Spring Purchase, from Lulus)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Children's Book

For my Photography class we are making children's books. I'm doing a retelling of Three Blind Mice. I did some shooting around Bethlehem, Pa yesterday...singing Three Blind Mice in my head the whole time.

I've decided to draw pictures of the mice, scan them, and make some type of photo collage in PhotoShop. I'm hoping it will be endearing. And then I might throw a cynical twist in at the end....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Well, it hasn't been too exciting so far.
I don't feel well so I'm sleeping. A lot.
16 hours of sleep yesterday, 12.5 last night.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Works In Progress

Here are some artist inspired portraits I've been working on...feedback is always welcome.

Gustave Courbert

By Carter B. Horsley
Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was a defiant artist who challenged conventions. His oeuvre defies easy categorization. Although he was an important Realist, he dabbled in many genres and perhaps spread his considerable talents too thinly.
At his best, Courbet is a stunning artist whose few masterpieces are indelible and immensely powerful and quite disparate.
His youthful self-portrait of 1845, "The Desperate Man," is a small oil that measures 17 3/4 by 21 5/8 inches but it is monumental in its impact. It is one of those works that seem to come out of nowhere and with few if any peers. It makes one conjure gigantic sculptures of the inmates at Bedlam - something that Rodin or Michelangelo might attempt. It is frenzy and desperation and immediacy. It begs the viewer for resolution, involvement, commitment.
It is visceral - a quality that can be found in many of his best works.

Works In Progress

Here are some portraits I've started working on....feedback is welcomed.

"van gogh-esce"


"van gogh esce"