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Joy In Artists' Success

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/08/2013 - 2:39 PM

Share your experiences.....Excitement building here in anticipation of a friend's terrific solo art show opening at our public art gallery on the 19th -- today's headline images in our local paper "Lee Beaton to hold first solo show" features one of her beautiful works

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/

Enjoy the article ....

I'm loving the light she's cast -- a proverbial supernova :)

http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2013/11/08/lee-beaton-to-hold-show-at-glesby

Incredible gallery -- features a new exhibit or installation every few months, and showcases works from Manitoba and across the country. 200 running feet of wall space and approximately 1700 square feet of floor space.




~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

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Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/08/2013 - 5:13 PM

Note -- most public galleries work 2 to 5 years ahead -- submitting proposal for juried submission, plannning & implementing a body of work to fill a space this size is one fine bit of focus & dedication....


~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/08/2013 - 7:22 PM

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 11/08/2013 - 7:29 PM

Lovely praise, Carmen..........wonderful venue - we've enjoyed seeing your show there, and now your friend/student....to appear........wishing great success........looking fwd to a few images of Lee's artwork in situ. You're an inspiration, Carmen.........

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/08/2013 - 8:31 PM

Thanks Isabella & Vivian.... :)

Vivian -- appreciate you remembering my fun there in 2011 ;)


Will have images to share soon.....it promises to be a stellar opening....



~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/09/2013 - 11:12 AM

Supporting each other's what it's all about -- appreciate all the views :)


http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2013/11/08/lee-beaton-to-hold-show-at-glesby


~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/09/2013 - 2:15 PM

Aww.....this is wonderful Carmen. Thank you for sharing this happy news.

I particularly enjoyed this part of the article.

“She was eager to learn, passionate and enthused to get going,” said Hathaway, who also taught Beaton acrylic painting in 2007.

I mean....as a teacher, that has to be the most rewarding experience, teaching a person who is passionate to learn. =)
Watching those seeds grow into an accomplished artist has to be pure joy.

There is an immeasurable value in teaching.

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/09/2013 - 2:33 PM

Thanks Angel -- that's it, exactly...

Teaching -- works both ways -- so many artists have empowered & inspired me in the course of teaching....

Look forward to more joyful shares :)

From today: my husband teaches guitar part-time...one of his students came in in a sad mood -- our weather's gloomy today..drizzle and all that.

In no time flat, apparently -- they were improvising a jazzy, down tempo version of Jingle Bell Rock -- and the smile on my husband's face telling me about this no doubt was a mirror image of what the young man wound up wearing on his visage as an epiphany took hold.

To Rae's delight -- he exclaimed THIS is how I'm playing it at the Christmas concert!

Joy, to the world ;)





~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/11/2013 - 2:08 PM

I know exactly what you mean. It does go both ways, which makes the rewards immeasurable. =D

There is nothing quite like collaboration.

There is so much power in music. I can't imagine life without it.

Even witnessing the effects of teaching makes me smile.
Good will.

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/13/2013 - 12:11 AM

Nothing quite like it, for sure ....

Hard copy of Lee's article came in today's paper...I'm over the moon for her, and her accomplishments :)



Great idea she had in creating a toy & food drive at the gallery while her show's on ....what a woman!

I can see that idea becoming a permanent fixture there...



~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/15/2013 - 10:57 AM

Championing this artist -- not every day you step out on the stage this way -- go Lee! :)

Check out her painting of Old Montreal above the article

Lee Beaton to hold first solo show


~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Jeff Hess on 11/15/2013 - 11:03 AM

Really great news Carmen. Quite an accomplishment.

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/15/2013 - 11:06 AM

Jeff -- thanks for reading it -- she's a paradigm for what it takes to 'get there' -- pro-active & passionate.

Exciting buildup in progress now -- they'll be hanging her show Monday while the gallery's closed -- opens Tuesday -- think the gallery will be packed to overflow for the official opening on Thursday :)





~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/18/2013 - 3:44 AM

Congratulations on you first solo show Lee. That's a great accomplishment...I hope it goes well and leads to many more. =)

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/18/2013 - 10:14 AM

Will have amazing pix to share soon -- thanks again Angel -- ps. you have mail ;)





~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/18/2013 - 12:41 PM

Thanks Carmen...I got the mail. =)

I was wondering if I could find some pictures of her work, other than the one listed in the article.

Can you show some of her work?

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/18/2013 - 12:50 PM

You're welcome Angel -- Lee's website http://www.leebeaton.com/

I'll have lots of images to share after the opening later this week :)



~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/18/2013 - 12:53 PM

Thanks. =)

Exciting, have fun!!

I have my coffee house reception this Friday. I will be hustling all week to invite people.

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/18/2013 - 1:15 PM

Looking forward to your images from your reception then! Have a great time, congrats & enjoy the glow :)





~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/22/2013 - 2:58 PM

Fantastic opening last night -- Local Artist's First Solo Show -- more images with the article




~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/22/2013 - 7:35 PM

A wee bump for joy...PS..It was also Lee's birthday -- how's that for a double celebration?

And yes, the cake was delicious, and yes -- she enjoyed one fine rendition of the birthday song from everyone there :)




~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 11/23/2013 - 12:00 AM

Thank you Carmen, I had a great time. But...I completely forgot to take pics!

Aww...perfect timing, double celebration. Love the presentation of her name and show.
Great space....the art shines on the walls.

=D

 

Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/23/2013 - 9:35 AM

Good to hear -- too bad about your pix -- next time, eh?!

She was absolutely in her element -- in her presentation she shared the process of what all was involved to get to this point -- terrific accomplishment :)

The artist name & exhibit tile are created for each show by a signage artist -- a professional standard for galleries.




~ Carmen Hathaway ~

 

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