On a Wing and a Prayer....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art, Alchemy and Healing

So what is the connection between art, alchemy and healing? There are many theories.
We can go from having a bad day, being stressed, overwhelmed etc...but once we switch gears and enter the  art-making "zone" something happens to uplift our spirits, help us focus on the positive or plain just channel those negative things into something meaningful. The idea behind alchemy is also transformation- taking base metal and turning it into gold. Not everything we make turns out the way we want, but the process of creating is the real gold. For more information on this subject, there are many great websites.
Turn, mixed media collage
by Susan Olds

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe


Fall 2013 lecture Series

American Masters:Georgia O'Keeffe
This slide lecture will present the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe from her earliest student days in NYC to her brilliant new Mexico landscape and floral paintings.
Lecture Locations
KCLS Kirkland: Sat, Sept 21, 2pm
KCLS Kent: Sun, Oct 6, 1pm
KCLS Sammamish: Wed, Oct 9, 7pm
KCLS North Bend: Sat, Oct 12, 2pm
KCLS Newcastle: Sat, Oct 19, 2pm
KCLS Lake Forest Park, Sat, Nov 2, 2pm

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century

Rembrandt and Saskia
Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century
Come to the library for a free slide lecture and preview of an exciting new art exhibit! Opening February 14, and running through May 19, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting an impressive exhibit of Dutch and English art: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London.
Known as the Iveagh Bequest, the collection includes approximately 50 major works by Gainsborough, Franz Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, and Anthony Van Dyck, among others.
Lecture Schedule

Saturday, March 16, 2pm, Lake Forest Park Library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library.

For a book list, including novels set in 17th century Holland, please email me at susiebird2@gmail.com
For more information and library directions, please visit www.kcls.org


Friday, October 12, 2012

Steampunk Lectures for 2013


The Steampunk Revolution is cranking up steam! For the latest in Steampunk lore and art, join me for a new lecture!
KCLS Fairwood, Thursday, March 7, 7pm

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Programs Galore!

In addtion to my KCLS talks, here are a few offerings at other locations.

Sat, Sept 8, 1pm Pioneer Quilts at Steilacoom library. Call 253-548-3313 for more info and directions.

Sat, Sept 29 Steampunk Festival, Silverdale, WA I am giving my Steampunk talk during the day- will anniunce time in next blog.

Sat, Nov 10 Pioneer Quilts at Orting Libary

Monday, August 20, 2012

Exhibition News

Quilt Shows

Pacific West Quilt Show, August 24-26, Tacoma Convention and Trade Show

It's Hip to be Square, through Oct 28, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham

Bold Expressions: African-American Quilts, through Oct 7, Bellevue Arts Museum

Painting and Sculpture

Seattle Art Museum

Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Oct 11-January 2013
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection, through Oct 7

Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of the Kenwood House, London

Portland Art Museum

California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum, through Sept

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, Oct 6-Jan6, 2013

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Century of Women Artists

   KCLS Covington Tues, Sept 11, 7-8:30pm
   KCLS Kirkland, Sat, Sept 15, 2-3:30pm
   KCLS Duvall Sat, Sept 22, 1-3:30pm
  KCLS Kent, Sunday, Sept 30, 2-3:30pm
  KCLS Vashon, Sat, Oct 6, 2-3:30pm
  KCLS North Bend, Sunday, Oct 7, 1:30-3pm
  KCLS Mercer Island, Tues, Oct 9, 7-8:30pm
  KCLS Lake Forest Park, Sat, Oct 13, 2-3:30pm
  KCLS Issaquah, Tues, Oct 16, 7-8:30pm
  KCLS Fairwood, Thurs, Nov 1, 7-8:30pm
  KCLS Federal Way, Sat, Nov 3, 2-3:30pm
  KCLS Burien, Thurs, Nov 8, 7-8:30pm
  KCLS Lake Hills, Tues, Nov 13, 7-8:30pm
  KCLS Newcastle, Wed, Nov 14, 7-8:30pm
For a detailed description of the program, please visit www.kcls.org
Images: From top left: Eileen Agar, Lee Krasner, Remedios Varo
Ricky Tims Lifelines
  Quilters and Their Stories 2
    KCLS Issaquah, Tues, Sept 25, 7-8:30pm
   KCLS Duvall, Thurs, Sept 27, 7-8:30pm
   KCLS Renton, Thurs, Oct 4, 7-8:30pm
   KCLS Kirkland, Sat, Oct 20, 2-3:30pm
   KCLS Bothell, Sat, Oct 27, 2-3:30pm
   KCLS Enumclaw, Wed, Oct 31, 1-2:30pm
      KCLS Vashon, Sun, Nov 18pm, 2-3:30pm             
   (please call KCLS Vashon for reservations)

For a detailed description of the program, please visit www.kcls.org