Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art in a New Economy #2

New Life in the Forest
I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it!
I wrote and submitted an article for the Vashon Loop, a local newspaper, to let people know about my show coming up at PSCCU (Pugest Sound Cooperative Credit Union) and about the silk painting class I am offering in September!

This is the article:

Art in a New Economy

            We are in a time of change. Oil is running out, and increasingly our quest for oil damages the environment. Everytime I go to the grocery store, the prices are higher. The climate is changing. Old ways of doing business don’t always work anymore, and the traditional way of putting profit first has damaged our environment, our culture, and now our economy.
            These are turbulent times. For many, these are harsh times. Where can we stand, with the ground shifting beneath us?
            During World War 1, when he was asked what he would do for the war effort, the Impressionist painter Monet said, “I will paint”.  Monet’s paintings of the pond, the gardens, the bridge at Giverney, offer the soul a place to rest. His paintings still turn our eyes toward beauty, toward that which is good in the world.
            This is where I choose to stand: in Beauty, in Compassion, in Trust. Will you join me?
                                                Suzanna Leigh

A Stand for Beauty; Life in the Puget Sound
            Paintings on silk by suzanna leigh
            Opening at PSCCU Sept 2
            Reception 6:30-8:30
Silk Painting Class series September 11, 18, 25
            Sundays 1pm-4pm
            Suzanna’s Studio 20733 87th Ave SW
            For more information: 206 463 5255

 (darn this text box, would not do what it was supposed to do!)

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