During the upcoming 23rd International Sculpture Center Conference, 'Process, Patron, Public' in Chicago October 4-6, 2012, I will be offering a workshop called 'DIY Internet Tools for Artists'. More information on the Conference, can be found here. In preparation for the conference, I recently blogged about some of my early social media influences on the ISC Conference blog, in a post titled Always Say Yes.
At Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery, in Windsor, Vermont, through October 28th, don't miss the 'Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit'. Sarah and Gary Milek have produced their first annual outdoor sculpture exhibit with the support of Cathryn Brown. Featuring works by Herb Ferris, Gary Haven Smith, Myth Makers: Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson, Eric O'LEary, John Cassin, John Kemp Lee, John Hikory, Brian Goblik, Larence Nowlan, Max Van Pelt, and Dmitri Gerakaris. In addition to the many outdoor works, there is a show of watercolors by Varujan Boghosian, along with paintings by Gary Milek with a few of my sculptures in the gallery.
The Little Match Girl, 39" tall, wood, paint by Donna DodsonThe Little Match Girl is a brave and barefooted soul. She is a metaphor for living the life of an artist. A wild child, trail blazer that others emulate and admire. Always ahead of the pack.
Turkey Mother, 40" tall, wood, pigment, paint by Donna DodsonTurkey Mother sports her headdress like a proud, strutting bird, freshly coiffed at the beauty parlor. Purely and divinely feminine, yet with sharp edges on her beak, that is stained in blood.
Red Wing Black Bird, 40" tall, wood, paint by Donna Dodson
Red Wing Blackbird sports a beauty on the outside that is balanced by the harmony within her spirit. She sings a song of loves+ losses that reminds us to bear the unfairness of life with grace.