29 May 2010

Wine Gallery First Announcement July Opening

Hi Everyone,

Please join me at the Wine Gallery on July 8, 2010 from 6-8PM for an opening of my work. Please link to my website for more details: www.elisabethneville.com

Opening Reception with Artist:

July 8th 2010
Wine Gallery
375 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA 02445
6-8 PM

Invite everyone and pass the word!

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07 May 2010

Marine Week Boston 2010

Driving around the city yesterday, somewhat randomly with a friend, we ran across a mural being created. As one who is completely enamored with murals in general I NEEDED him to stop. Immediately. And, as luck would have it, I actually had my camera with me. This is something I am trying my BEST to do more often. I think that it was a great example of WHY I should just yesterday.

The Marines are in town.. now.. other than this being highly interesting to me.. I LOVE Marines.. well and some Navy guys.. (I must admit..). This was a group of Marines painting a mural as a collaborative effort with Boston. It was a BEAUTIFUL piece of work. I got to speak to some of the artists and see close up their work. It was great. They designed it themselves and were out there painting it, rain or shine.

I just need to share this beautiful work. The unveiling ceremony for the completed mural is today. It is described as "Hyde Park's Kelly Field. It's a group of Combat Camera Marines creating the Marine-designed mural at Hyde Park's Kelly Field as part of a community outreach project for Marine Week Boston." by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael A. Blaha who spent some time talking to me about their work. I feel privileged to have met them and see the work they are doing.

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06 May 2010

End of one .. onto the Next

What have I been doing?? I fell off the radar. Planning for next semester, grading for this semester, trying to get a semester of non-art majors to understand the art department and art. Trying to stop receiving emails with their grade broken down into the Pi + 3/45 to the Nth on a Thursday is SURELY an A+ and I MUST have made a mistake in my calculations. It is too bad, and I guess I remember when I used to think that the % I got in my grade would make a difference to ANYONE other than me. In fact, in grad school I remember redoing an assignment that was an A- because I was so disappointed in myself. This though, I do not believe to be the same thing. I believe this to be more of a "This is an art class.. we should ALL be getting an automatic A". But kiddos, there is far far more to it than that. They think I am a tough grader.. The suggested grades by those above me we far far lower than the ones that I gave out. I was very easy on them. But, that is neither here nor there. I will continue to answer emails asking why Susie is not an A+ in my class when they got a B- on an assignment. Ahh the life.. I read my friend Michele's blog about teaching in high school and well.. hmm.. yes.. I think that is about all I need to say.

After the grading, I decided to take a few days to unwind.. When was the last time I did that? I do not know. I DO know though, that my father was reminding me to take R&R and to TRY to at least get SOME down time. Well, that was blown away with the emails from students.. but.. NOW I am trying to get the new semester ready and to also get my work ready for my shows. Lots and lots to do. So, I think TOMORROW might be the day.. I will try to relax. I only have one thing I was supposed to do and I think I may make it me time. One last day.. rather.. ONE DAY of me time. If it is possible. We will see if it works out though..

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