Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Barberini Tapestries

When I am not in the studio, I am the art conservator 
at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 
on the University of Oregon Campus.

Last year at the museum, we installed the Barberini Tapestries
During the course of my own studies I spent some time in Italy 
right after the death of my father, John. There I learned about conservation, 
art as a dispute resolution tool and how to mend a broken heart.
I often think about my time there and hope to return.

Recently, I was able to meet up with some local artists and 
discuss the experience our prep team had and how 
wonderful it was to work with the conservators from 
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 

Me & Clancy, our new intern for 2017 -18

The amazing JSMA Prep crew with the 
wonderful conservators from 
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The Barberini Bees

Bev Soasey and others enjoying
 the richness of 17 c. Italian Style

My fav the "Adoration of the Magi"

Thank you for coming by amazing art ladies!

The Tapestries are only up until Jan. 21st.

Can't come in person check out this interactive 
online learning experience created by the 
University of Oregon's Geography and Campus GIS Office.

Exciting project to work on!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

See Like An Artist: Art, Grief, And Reconciliation

Date: Saturday March 31st, 2018

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
Location: 1387 S Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Cost: Cannon Beach Arts Association Member: $30/ Non-Member: $35

Or call 503-436-0744 for more registration options
Class space is limited and requires booking ahead of time.

Learning to see like an artist can enhance creative solutions to the problems of everyday life, especially during grief, loss or conflict. Looking at examples from art history can sharpen the inherent ability to “see” as humans while unlocking our potential for change. Participants will develop skills for noticing elements from art that engage the senses and your heart surrounding loss. Learn how to dissect an art piece and create a personalized collage using found images and the tools learned in class. Artist Beth I. Robinson will share rich examples from the art world, simple drawing exercises and artistic prompts to allow avenues for “seeing” and exploring grief differently.  
Student notes: participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch. A break will be encouraged to honor the topic at hand.
Looking forward to seeing you in Cannon Beach!

Monday, January 1, 2018