Artist Talk @ Courthouse Gallery Fine Art

Many thanks to all those who attended my artist talk at Courthouse two weeks ago! Were there 30 of us there? Maybe more? I was thrilled with the one-on-one conversations that followed about swimming, landscape painting, the body's fascial system, the science of aesthetics, and somatic-psychology. Wow! You were willing to engage with a less-than-conventional artist talk and some really exciting ideas and experiences -- well, I guess calling them exciting might be my bias! But I am excited. I'm excited about the intersection of visual culture and kinesthetic intelligence and imagination that I'm exploring. Thanks for diving in with me!

If you couldn't make the talk please enjoy the Youtube video of it to the right! Unfortunately the gallery had a short in their mic and so the audio is static-y at times. The transcript of my talk is available here -- I've highlighted the static-y areas in red so that you can still read what you might not hear.

Also, the great thing about the transcript is that I've embedded links to all the artists, books, ideas, and science that I reference. Enjoy!

Opening Of Fire & Water This Friday!


Courthouse Gallery Fine Art invites you to our spring reception

Friday, May 27, 5-7pm


Janice Anthony and Jessica Ives

Courthouse Gallery brings together two artists who approach human interaction with nature in much the same manner despite their dramatically different imagery. Anthony juxtaposes formal English gardens with raging wildfires, threatening our perceived ability to control nature, while Ives explores an active human experience of being immersed in water—wading, splashing, floating, making ripples—relishing the coolness and becoming one with nature.

Spring reception Friday, May 27 from 5–7pm
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art
6 Court Street, Ellsworth, Maine
207 667 6611

Artists talk with Jessica Ives
Friday, May 27 at 4pm 

Jessica Ives will speak about kinesthetic intelligence and imagination, mirror neurons firing in the brain, and the healing properties of water. She'll also speak about why she doesn't work en plein air and why, as a landscape painter, she believes it's important to picture herself and others in the landscape more. The event is free and open to the public. 

August 12th Opening At Courthouse Gallery Fine Art!

Join me at the opening reception for the August shows at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth this Wednesday the 12th, from 5pm - 7pm. I'll have a collection of recent work on exhibit, including many of the new Acadia paintings you've seen glimpses of and studies for here on the blog and on The Maine.

Pictured to the right is the 5" x 7" Echo Lake Race, and below is Echo Lake Evening Swim, 4" x 4".