And now, about the flowers. Last August I was invited to be the sole juror for the annual Lakewood Cultural Center Sculpture Show next month. Lorene Joos is the amazing and talented Arts Programming Curator for the City of Lakewood, Colorado. I have been juried in to her shows in the past and even won awards, so I know what a big deal it is. In return for upsetting my sculptor friends as a juror, I get to pick the theme of the show (The Essential Figure), dispense $2000 in awards and have a feature gallery all to myself for a one-person retrospective.
While preparing my personal show, I traced back some of the many paths which have converged on my today. Connecting the dots uncovered influences and themes I subconsciously sensed, but did not really understand in my "what's next" world. I was unaware how many times my Stars dance arabesque appeared across thirty years of changing styles and intentions.
I assembled seven such "dot connections" for you and yours to follow at the Lakewood Cultural Center 470 S Allison Parkway in Lakewood (near Wadsworth and Alameda). The show will run from June 4 to August 7 with a free artists reception 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The main gallery will display some wonderful figurative interpretive sculptures (I've seen them) and my retrospective will be in the gallery a short walk south of the main gallery across the Lakewood Commons. While you are crossing the newly-remodeled Commons, take in the ten new outdoor sculptures selected for display this year. Should be a total sculpt-fest.
Thanks from my heart to you, my posse. You rock my world.