A Murrini Course in Houston on May 5th and 6th, FAMILY ADDITIONS, & Graduation...

March 30, 2018

A Murrini Course in Houston on May 5th and 6th, FAMILY ADDITIONS, & Graduation...

I appreciate your  support of my blogs and work.  I have been asked to teach a course based on my blogs.  I will be doing the lectures and Cyndi Seeberger will provide help with the facility.  Thanks for the invite Cyndi!!!

This should be a fun weekend to connect with friends old and new.
I will be expanding on the content of my I wish I knew blogs.  I hope you can make time to fit this into your schedule.
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Liz and I also welcomed  a new Granddaughter, Frances on 2 -22-2018.  Congrats to Marek and Lizzy.
​  She is our 3rd granddaughter.   A fabulous celebration and bundle of love.

Now on to Art:

This past month I have been busy working on my graduation show which will be at the Glassell School of Art. The opening reception will be June 15th from 6-8pm in the New Glassell School of Art by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It will be a show for 13 of us who have completed the many courses and work.
​I am excited to see the new building and to be a part of this event. Hope you can stop by. Here is a sneak preview of the 2 sculpture works I am completing for the for the show. They are in process... the first is a hand formed copper vessel with Eutectic fired fine silver and Enamel. 15 1/2 x 15/1/2 x 2

The Second is a sculpture that I have not titled yet
It is part of my Images of life Series.
It will be enameled and is a reflection on pathways we take in life.  
The copper vessel  was formed from a copper sheet with a power hammer and hand finished.  It includes a brass tree casting  and a fabricated steel ladder/rail from Cold rolled steel plate and old nails. Still more to do...  24x15x20
​More to come in a future blogs... 

I hope you have a fabulous Easter Holiday with family and friends...

Namaste
​AL



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