Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kathleen Mooney books

April 2008 at Fire and Water Art!

In April 2008 Kathleen Mooney features her Hand Painted Books

at Fire and Water Art! at 219 W Main in Lowell MI.

At least 5 of Mooney's hand illustrated original books will be on display. Mooney's books are original paintings and collage work -- many of the books use her own hand carved stamps of ancient signs and symbols. Archaeology, Ireland and universal myths inspire her images. A DVD movie of her book Universal Artifacts will be running in a continuous loop. Universal Artifacts is back from its 2007 exhibit at the ISEA International Society of International Artists show in Santa Cruz CA. Mooney is known for her ancient and pre-historic inspired abstract and 3D works. More information is available on her website

A reception will be held Sunday April 6th 2-4 - Kathleen Mooney will do demonstrations of her painting process using her own hand carved stamps of ancient signs and symbols. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the inspiration for her books.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

self portrait Janet Krueger

Here's Janet in her La Petite Galleria, aka the powder room at Fire and Water- we don't waste any space! Her self-portrait shows her running and there's a Shakespeare quote in there that I'll have to make note of next time I'm there! She has lovely petite landscapes in there as well.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

self portrait Patti Sevensma

self-portrait Kathleen Mooney

This post and many following are self portraits of Fire and Water women artists presented in honor of women's history month. On Sunday March 16 from 2-4 in the afternoon, we will be having a reception and having readings about the inspirations of women who have shaped us as artists.

self-portrait Virginia Wieringa

self-portrait Karen Godfrey

self-portrait Jan Y Johnson

self-portrait Holli Dey

self-portrait Bonnie Osborne

self-portrait Deidre Wingelaar

self-portraits Jan Upp

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

David Davis

The artists of Fire and Water ART! mourn the loss of our friend David Davis who died last night at the age of 64. His faith in God sustained him through many losses and health challenges. He was a fun filled and knowledgeable teacher of art and a wonderful artist. He was a fixture in Lowell and has influenced and encouraged many budding artists. I will always remember his reference to the color 'chocolate green' and the way he encouraged and teased people to relax into the process of art. He was a very caring person and he will be missed by his many friends and admirers.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Self Portrait

This is an autobiographical collage (and closeups)
by Fire and Water artist
Virginia Wieringa titled

'Vee Gates' (or wie gehts in
German it means What's happening!)


Below is an article from the March 7 Grand Rapids Press about the Women's History Celebration at the gallery.

visionary women