The Light Factory Auction 2014


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“Daydreamer”

Over the weekend, I participated in the 31st annual Light Factory Auction! Held once a year, the purpose of the auction is to raise funds for the following years budget for hiring teachers, creating exhibitions etc…  Over 80 pieces were part of the show, where the public could bid on pieces through both a silent or live auction.  Among the live auction prints were Annie Leibovtiz, Aaron Siskind, Keith Carter, and many others. My piece “Daydreamers” was part of the silent auction, which I created specifically for the show. My friend who came out to support me, wound up purchasing a Richard Renaldi print. All going towards a good cause of supporting The Light Factory!

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Shrubs


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Recently I attended a mixology class at Earls’ Grocery, a new place in town similar to a Dean & Deluca. Once a month, Bob Peters offers mixology classes where you can learn interesting combinations of mixed drinks, and other nuances of preparing the perfect cocktail. This month they showcased two drinks involving hot chocolate for the holidays, along with providing a whip cream topping recipe. Towards the end of the class, they talked a little about a new (new to me) drink ingredient called, shrub. Shrubs work the same way bitters do, in that they help blend the distinct flavors of a drink. The difference is that bitters are alcohol based, and shrubs are vinegar based. This makes for a different taste experience when mixing or on their own with a little club soda, and opens the door to more interesting drink variations.

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The drink I particularly liked, was made simply with 1 part Queen Charlotte’s Reserved Rum (made in Belmont, NC) and 4 parts hot chocolate.  For topping, Peters had this whip cream topping already made for us to sample. The cayenne in the whip cream, with the cocoa and rum was delicious! You can also substitute bourbon for the rum.

Winter Spiced Cream

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup Fluff

3 T confectioners sugar

1/4 t cayenne pepper

1/4 t allspice

1/4 t cinnamon

Whip cream in mixer until there are soft peaks. Turn off mixer and add remaining ingredients. Whip until all ingredients are incorporated. Refrigerate until needed. Should last 4 days. Sprinkle nutmeg on top when serving (optional).

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Influenced Art Show


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Recently I was asked to participate in the group show, Influenced Art. All of the art was created as part of a collaborative art project that started with 40 children in West Charlotte, NC.

In August of 2014, local artist Jonathan Grauel led a group of children through an exploration of the basics of creation and art, producing a series of small panels, who’s imagery was  influenced by a collection of artifacts from Rwanda.

Each panel was then given to a working artist, nearly 30 from the United States and Europe, who then created a new work a reaction to the child’s panel, echoing the child’s artworks and the original artifacts. For the show, the child’s work and the working artist’s piece will be hanging side by side.

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Above work: left, Sahara Plueddemann; right, Melody Cassen

As stated on their website, “All proceeds from the sale of work in this show will benefit the efforts of Warehouse 242 to collaborate with individuals building and sustaining Income Generating Activities (IGA’s) in Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The IGA’s they support are self-sustaining businesses that are created by, built by, and staffed by individuals living in communities in sub-Saharan Africa that have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS crisis and the plague of genocide. Through seed loans and coaching, they work to enable native leaders to employ men and women in their communities to provide a sustainable path out of poverty that is not dependent on outside funding or control.”

If you are in the Charlotte, NC area please come by Friday, November 14 at 7pm to celebrate the opening! #influencedART

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Post opening follow up… some of the pieces at the show. Many were original paintings, others were digital images. And, I got to meet Wan Marsh, who is one of my favorite local artists.

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New Personal Work


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A few new pieces I created using out takes of a model I photographed
for a previous job. The idea here was to create a series of images that work as a set
or stand alone, to convey a dreamy sense of mood or place.

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