November Calendar

With November comes the 2009 Via Colori event for this year on the 21st and 22nd. I hope the weather is dry and mild. Painting on the street is a very physical activity. It is fun to work among over 120 other artists who are painting a space of street of their own. This year I’ll be painting another 6 x 6 foot square with a classical piece I hope you recognize.

The Beginning

Lilibeth André prepares the figure for color at Via Colori 2008.

In this picture I am beginning to block in my image. In the square behind me you can see the grid they used to transfer their sketch. My chalk lines weren’t working well for me because I was doing all the prep myself and you actually need two people to hold and drop the lines so I free-handed a lot of the outline.

Some squares are painted by groups or pairs of artists and teachers and their students. Some artists even have helpers. Two of my friends said they’d come and help. Either way, I am training to get in shape for this grueling project. I prefer to get the painting done on Saturday so you’ll see me very focused on my work that day. On Sunday I just do final touch ups to freshen the color as we cover the work with plastic on Saturday night. It’s a great festival with music, food and many square feet of temporary art that gets hosed down at the end of the day on Sunday.

Via Colori is in downtown Houston, at Bagby and Allen Parkway, all day Saturday and Sunday.

Come to visit: Via Colori

See some of my past artwork for Via Colori 2007 and 2008.

December Calendar

FLASH: This show was postponed by the organizer. I will post updates when new information is available.

For December I’ll be participating in the “Artists Among Us” exhibition on Thursday, December 3, 2009.

More information as it becomes available.

Fall Update

Did I mention my portrait of Mayor Cindy Siegel of Bellaire was accepted into the Richeson School of Art & Gallery Figure/Portrait 2009 Exhibition book? I’m very anxious to receive my copy. I haven’t heard from them but I hope it arrives soon.

The cherub with wings

Lilibeth André, "El Querubin", 12x16, oil

I curated an exhibition and competition for a water theme art component to a sustainability conference held in October at Rice University. The people’s choice award winners represented representational, expressive and abstract styles. All sixteen selected artists who participated entered artwork to represent how water can have human impact. The show lasted through the month of October.

The Elder Street Gallery had a Connections exhibition featuring postcard art from all over the world. I entered to pieces inspired by my Tuscan series of acrylic works.

The Angel Store is a show that runs through the holidays to raise awareness and funds for Justice for Children. For this show I painted “El Querubin” based on a photo I had of one of my nieces.

The first anniversary at my studio was jointly celebrated with our second art crawl with 12 artists in my building opening up their studios to feature their most current work. This started out slowly, until shortly after the football game was over and the usual crowds unleashed. I’ll be posting some photos of my studio soon.

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