Thursday, March 28, 2013

Open Studio - Block of Arts Crawl - Saturday, April 20

 That's me, Faith Goldstein,  in my shared Studio,
81 Centre Avenue, Studio #302 in New Rochelle, New York
I'll take part in this event from NOON to 6PM

The community surrounding my studio was a-Buzz with activity, recently, when artists, restaurants and businesses cautiously entered into a New Pact..... to give the people of New Rochelle a reason to venture into the city center to "Take a Walk Around the Block."  Connecting the Arts and businesses in cooperative networking and sharing, it was a satisfying 'first-day' that included Open Artists Studios and discounts for local businesses and restaurants. 

PLEASE Join me on Saturday, April 20, for the next Block of Arts & Businesses Crawl... the word is out, and the excitement is building; more venues will be included in this day and in the future.  Please Come, and be a part of the LOVE that IS this city and the People of New Rochelle!  

 ....The studio is an easy place for me to 'just Be myself'.... I think that's true, also, for all visitors who enter!  What an escape from everyday life, to meet people who are so kind and caring, and full of passion for the Arts.  My door is Open... I am so grateful for all who walk through, allowing me to share my paintings as we share stories and difficulties of this Journey called Life!  (.... the Little Gull, above?  I think he's still 'In-Progress'; but aren't we all, on this journey? :))

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Art Show paintings

"Enter The Artist's Lounge" (24 x 30, acrylic painting) is an exploration of the figure and the space it occupies.  It is about the emotional and physical experience of entering a room and becoming a part of it, or existing on its outer edge.  Words, both spoken and unspoken are represented in the marks that form the figures.  Confidence, fear and apprehension are all present here.  Some brushwork is applied with strength and clarity, some forced to mix with the background... and some not 'present' at all.  As the viewer, do you desire to enter this room and join the conversation?  (...or do you occupy the space just outside the scene, and save the image to use another day?)               -Faith Goldstein


These paintings are part of a series entitled the 'Art Show'.  Time, and especially the last few years seem to have slipped away from me.  But today and always, I am appreciative of what remains in my Life.... this series was painted and was on view during this time period. 
...At times, my camera has been my steady companion; more calming than a glass of wine, providing access and 'a reason 'to Be' in 'a space,' an art show, a gathering of people.  For someone who often feels alone in a crowded room, it is truly a gift to record those seconds of activity and to be able to bring them forward so that they may be enjoyed for the length of the Journey ahead.   For this, I am truly grateful.  -Faith