I am going to the National Art Education Associations Annual Conference in New York City with four of my contemporaries next weekend. I will be visiting the Whitney and the Met and hopefully the Guggenheim. Art Museum bucket list: check, check, check!
In other news, I got a peek at the press release for the art that is up at the Indianapolis International Airport from March to July. It summed up Suffragette very well. I will post pics after it is installed. My favorite part of the installation is the title in 4 inch tall vinyl letters. It says LISA SEARS: SUFFRAGETTE. It was the suggestion from the art director at the Indianapolis Arts Council to just state my name and then the title of the work, but I do like how it seems to imply that I am calling myself a suffragette. While the right to vote has been won, and therefor I cannot call myself that, I am proud to say that I am a feminist.
Any who, I am going to get back to painting.
I have a bunch of remnants of large canvas rolls that I have been needing to use. Today I stretched 3 petite canvases (8 x 11, 11 x 14, and 8 x 14 inches). They are on the docket to paint this year, along with two medium (36 x 36 and 36 x 48 inch) canvases. After shipping a painting to Alexandria, VA and then looking into shipping a painting to Greece, I have come to realize that tiny paintings aren't always bad... especially when taking on shipping costs.
My love of latin and all things historical has led me to rename my two latest projects. Waste Cups is now Arena Colorare which is latin for waste and paint. If you have a better translation, please feel free to comment. I am a latin language novice, but really like the history of it. 'Merica 2017 is now Principio Obstate which is from a latin proverb and means "resist from the beginning".
Principio Obstate progresses. You can see the updates on its page under the "Recent Work" tab.