5.22.2018

EYES...ECO-PRINTING...STILT WALKERS...MOVIE POSTERS

ARTIST JAMES KOSKINAS & HIS EXTRAORDINARY
EYES PORTRAITS

Faces: fragments of noses, eyes, mouths, I've seen, remembered,
rendered, a resemblance of Humanity, self portraits?

James Koskinas




WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE said: The eyes are the window to the soul...
and if you gaze into the eyes of James Koskinas latest body of work, I think you can see into the soul of each painting. I visited his studio last week and was drawn into each rendering; taking a few photos
to share with my CHASING readers. More of James work can be 
seen at the SELBY FLEETWOOD GALLERY on Canyon Road.








JAMES KOSKINAS





ARTIST SHARON SORKEN'S AMAZING
ECO-PRINTS

Eco-printing is a technique where leaves, flowers and plants are placed on fabric or paper, bundled and steamed to release the natural dye inside the plant, creating a one-of-a-kind print/design.  Sharon Sorken is a master of this technique and her silk scarves are exquisite.  I watched and photographed her process and finished pieces. Quite fun...


Sharon uses an assortment of leaves that she has found yield the best colors and shapes..But there are always lovely surprised when she finds a new leaf or spray of leaves that work!



They are placed/swirled/layered onto silk 
(this will become a silk scarf).


Rolled, bundled and tied...


Steamed...



 Unfurled & enjoyed..It's a wonderful surprise to see the

finished piece..no two are alike...







You can find Sharon's eco scarves, clothing and table linens at:

HOME FROCKS
ARRAY
DESERT SUN &
THE OPERA HOUSE GIFT SHOP





A CELEBRATION AT SELBYFLEET GALLERY

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF REPRESENTING 
ARTIST KEVIN BOX

What fun...nibbles, art, stilt-walkers and fab music...


Kevin's work is amazing...origami in metal...



And, the party was great fun!


Stilt-walkers are always amazing...Thank you WISE FOOL!




Music by: Westin McDowell's 
"THE SHINER'S CLUB JAZZ BAND




Westin & Dad Scott

CONTACT: 505.670.3070



A COLLABORATION 

A series of faux Movie Posters 

  Daniel Martinez - Model & Poster Designer

C. Whitney-Ward - Photographer





STAY TUNED...MORE ON THE WAY...



5.13.2018

TRAVELERS MARKET MOVED! ...BUT NOT FAR!



A GRAND WELCOME WHEN I STEPPED THROUGH THE DOOR OF 
TRAVELERS MARKET, IN THEIR NEW  DIGS  IN THE OLD HASTINGS 
SPACE AT THE DE VARGAS MALL.


 For the past several years, this amazing international market
 place has been housed in the space at De Vargas Mall that will soon be a bowling alley (behind Office Depot) - hence the need to move. But the forty-two dealers who have taken up residence, made the transition well, and their new space is beautifully-organized and inviting...















Anyone need a throne?








T. 505.989.7667

INSIDE DE VARGAS CENTER MALL



A friend invited me to TABERNA - AT LA BOCA Friday evening for Tapas and Jesus, she said. Well I knew about the Tapas, but Jesus was a delightful surprise. 


Simply wonderful!  Jesus is from Madrid, Spain and is an authentic CANTAUTOR - singer/songwriter.  He plays acoustic guitar
 and sings Spanish-language ballads and folk songs that
will make you fall in love with Spain...and him!

JESUS BAS

LA BOCA TABERNA

FRIDAYS - 7 - 10 PM  - NO COVER

T H E  T A P A S




Amazing wine!


Divine desert!

LA BOCA TABERNA
125 Lincoln Ave.   505.988.7102