Things have been a bit hectic getting 2009 shows ready but I see a bit of painting time coming my way.
The Southwest Rodeo Roundup was a nice opportunity to see friends at the studio and share visitors with my studio neighbor Caroline Ratliff. We had live guitar music by Jeff Taebel and a quick strum by Gary Hastings. It was fun and thank everyone that came by. www.lilibethandre.com/guitonstudio.htm
I delivered a trio of paintings to Heights Modern Home yesterday where they will be exhibited for a month. The store environment is modern with oriental influence and you can get a ton of ideas walking around the showroom. The art exhibition is a group show by artists of the Post-Diversionist group, an art and social club, so I am hanging with my friends Lorena Fernandez, Shelly Shanks, Lacey Crawford, Martin de Vore, and Susan Goettsche. Stop by if you get a chance. While at Heights Modern Home I also visited with my friend Mitch Cohen at the 1st Saturday Ars Market and said hello to several friends like jeweler Jeanne Haner. Mariachi Mecca and dance group provided the music for the 5th Anniversary celebration of the Market. Duke Jones also entertained with his smooth voice and blues. http://www.heightsfirstsaturday.com/
I joined my friend Anita Higman as she launched her 24th book, “Love Finds You in Humbe Texas”. http://www.anitahigman.com/ Friends, Sondra and Layne Johnson were also there to celebrate with Anita and her family. Layne’s latest book, “Farmer Jones Plants a Nation” keeps rolling in accolades. http://www.laynejohnson.com/
Next up this coming Thursday is a group show at Galleria Lazzara. I am showing pieces from the Mexico series in this new space just outside the 610 Loop and 290. Come by to see the works of Susan Spjut, Hebe Brooks, Chun Yi Long, Sarah Kitagawa, and my own work. http://www.gallerialazzara.com/
Also on the calendar is the fundraising event for April. I am organizing the unveiling of 13 portrait paintings by the Markos Group artists and guest. We hosted Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel in January for a sitting. She graciously accepted the grueling job of sitting to allow us to represent her in 13 different portraits. The unveiling will include a silent auction of the works to raise funds for the Houston Civic Arts Association. The winning bidders will also have the opportunity to consider donating their art to the City of Bellaire through the Bellaire Arts Commission, who will host a future exhibition of the portraits. http://www.houstoncivicarts.org/
You can read more on the events in the Events postings or on my Website: http://www.lilibethandre.com/