Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Recent and Upcoming Art Activities

There have been so many cool art happenings during the last month that I have not even had time to mention them here! It's great to be a part of so many artistic events, and thanks to everyone who has purchased my art!! Special thanks to Chalet Arts for the wonderful framing and printing they have done for me!! 

A picture of me and a recently finished "Blue Angel", which I sold almost right away! Thanks 

Sunday Funday

Our final Sunday Funday of the year was on November 12. We wrapped up about dark, but not before enjoying great tunes and selling some art! Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported us in one way or another!

 A picture of the MacGown Art tent just after set up

The MacGown Art tent with Joseph MacGown in corner and Bonnie Brumley just behind him

Pop-Up Art Show at the Pop Porium 

On December 2,  from 12 to 6 pm, we had Pop Up art show at the Pop Porium, a cool popcorn shop on Main Street. In addition to various art vendors, we had live music the entire afternoon performed by some great local talent!! Thanks to Rosa Dalomba, owner of the Pop Porium, for letting us take over her shop!! And thanks to Chalet Arts for the printing and framing that they have done for us!!

Laurs and Blair

Laurs and Ella

MacGown Art corner

Bert Montgomery peddling his books

One man show at Itawamba Community College 

I had a one man show at the Itawamba Community College Art Gallery in Fulton, MS from November 6 through December 6, with a closing reception and gallery talk on December 6. I enjoy talking with art students a lot and hopefully I remind them that it's ok to be unique! Thanks to Shawn Whittington for inviting me over for this exhibition. 

Some of the art students lounging about as I talked about art

Folks checking out my weird art

Dreams and Divinities Show in Colombia 

The international Dreams and Divinities art group had an interesting mural and poster event in Rio Dond Diego, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia from 9 to 16 December, 2017. My art was among the work of other fantastic artists from around the world. Thanks to organizer Liba Waring Stambollion for including my work in the event! 

Event Poster! 

Upcoming Solo show at Hinds Community College 

I have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Marie Hull Gallery at Hinds Community College  from January 8 to February 15, 2018. As with the Itawamba show, I will give a gallery talk to students and whoever else wants to hear it during the closing reception! 

Most of the art I am taking is ready to go!! 
Joseph H. MacGown Solo Show at the Rosenzweig Center, Columbus, MS in January 

My son Joseph H. MacGown was invited to have a one man exhibition at the wonderful and spacious Rosenzweig Arts Center (RAC) located on Main Street in Columbus, MS for the entire month of January, 2018!! An opening reception will be held at 5:30 PM on January 4th! I don't recall anyone as young as him having a solo show there before, so this is a great opportunity for him. It's also a perfect opportunity to viewers to see lots of his original work. In addition to his originals,  he will have numerous reproductions available for sale! Thanks to Lynn Brown, RAC director, for making this possible!  

Some of Joseph's prints 

Joseph MacGown painting