Throughout the past several months the CCofA artists, individually and collectively, have been very productive and engaged with art making and community making!
Some highlights include:
• Actively supporting B8 Theatre by attending performances, spreading the word about the theatre, and growing our community of artists to include the performing arts.
• Hosting various classes, most recently with teaching artist, Joani Share.
• Continuously celebrating and supporting each other’s ongoing achievements....
….Sharon Petersen hustles and has her beautiful watercolors and prints for sale everywhere I look!
….Laurie Mansur’s piece Breakfast at the Sugarplum juried into Town Hall Theatre Gallery, Lafayette.….Lisa Fulmer continues to lead the Concord Art Association.
….Raquel Amaral opens new art gallery in downtown Concord.
….Joani Share's solo exhibit at Walnut Creek Library.
….Susan Pace-Koch guest-curates illustrator’s exhibit Storybooks by the Bay at Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville.
….Catherine Hensiek joins the board of directors for Concord Art Association.
….Sylvia Nuzzo Philis advocates for public art at city planning commission meeting.
Presently, there are 15 of us CCofA artists working on Flower Power – A Community Art Installation, an example of individuals working together towards the positive outcome for the whole. It will be on display at the Concord Library (Salvio Street) from May 2-31, 2017. More details to come soon!
The (near) future for the group includes artist development/constructive critiques, art supply exchange, making art outdoors together, seeking sustainable partnerships to strengthen our art-making opportunities, hanging out and enjoying Concord’s renowned music-in-the-park concert(s). We'll continue to refine our mission, function as a creative collective, and enable possibilities for folks who make art a priority in their lives. It’s important not to always be overly solitude or too sucked into our own personal work as an artist. When we are aware of what goes on in our communities and among our peers, it becomes easier to make our best mark with our artistry!