July & August-July is Owner’s Birthday Month! along with a special celebrate my “retirement” sale! Recently, I have retired from my full-time position to celebrate and create art full time! Full steam ahead!
That said, I have designs that are ready to retire too! Help me clear the space for new art! Great stuff on sale – the odds are in YOUR favor!
Items up to 75% off!
July – off-site: Opening July 12 @ 6:30-8:30pm
The exhibit will be available until August 18th. The Imaginarium is open from 9am – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
One Woman exhibit @ the Imaginarium in Irondequoit, NY
“INSPIRIT”- Susan celebrates the next step of the journey with an exhibit opening at I-Square’s Imaginarium- 500 Bakers Park, Rochester, NY 14617
Opening – July 12th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm
Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am until 4 pm
Webster’s dictionary defines inspirit as:
Synonym Discussion of inspirit-
inspirit, somewhat literary, implies instilling life, energy, courage, or vigor into something.
hearten implies the lifting of dispiritedness or despondency by an infusion of fresh courage or zeal.
embolden implies the giving of courage sufficient to overcome timidity or reluctance.
- ⟨emboldened by her first success, she tried an even more difficult climb⟩
August 9- Happy Anniversary to Create Art 4 Good! August 9th is (wait for it!) the seventh anniversary for Create Art 4 Good. We will be celebrating with the sale that continues, BUT there are also fun things in store with you.
September: Maia Horvath- Ethereal Wonderland
Maia shares: I have always created in some form or fashion. It has always been my safe haven and private place where I can fall into another realm which allows me to gain a perspective on life’s good and life’s hard situations. It may be that it’s a time to shut down the distractions, gain clarity and meditate.
When I was a young child, playing didn’t satisfy me like making stuff did. Fortunately, my parents supported creativity and a family friend took me under her wing and taught me how to sew, macramé, etc. I always found myself figuring out a way to create, even when I didn’t have traditional supplies or means. And so, I became innovative with my approach.
I don’t sleep well. I have a “Busy Brain”, many ideas and creative concepts come to me while I try to sleep, or in my dreams. How blessed am I, that I can get up in the morning and create my dreams?! I know God has a hand in my creative journey. There are times when creating that I don’t feel myself, it’s as if something else is laying down the paint, paper, or blending clay. It is a mind-blowing experience!
Women tend to be the subjects in my artwork. Maybe it’s the curve of a woman’s body or the soft expressions in her face that appeal to me. There is a gentleness and an air of whimsy that I hope touches people in some positive way. Part of my aesthetic is to upcycle/repurpose – canvases, frames, bottles and vases, jewelry, vintage lace, and trim etc. I love so many mediums that it’s difficult to just pick one, so I use many: paint, paper, found objects, and my favorite, Polymer Clay. I have focused on mastering polymer clay (still learning), it is magical! It is a very versatile medium which offers a way to incorporate details to some of my work. My works include mixed medium collages, Wall Dolls, Polymer Clay Ladies, and Jewelry.
I would like to thank Susan Carmen-Duffy for seeing in me what I don’t always see myself, for an opportunity to share my dreams with others. I am blessed abundantly by friends and family who “Get me”
October- Anniversary Exhibit: Susan Carmen-Duffy
Be still and Listen- Book release
November: Call for Art “Mandala Musings”
November/December: Gifted:A holiday Boutique – opens Black Friday 11/23 ends December 22.
2018 Create 4 Good Exhibit Schedule
- January- Cleaning house We must clear the space to create the new wonder!
- February- West Irondequoit Central Schools – Art student exhibition
- The Wonder of Art
- March- Jacqueline Baker- Artistic Threads-
- April- Dan Bentley- Retrobots
- May- Nancy Radzik
- June-Jonathan Schnapp
- July- Owners Birthday Month! – Enjoy the sale!
- August- sale continues
- September- Maia Horvath- Ethereal Wonderland
- October- Susan Carmen-Duffy- Anniversary Exhibit
- November- Mandala Exhibit: Call 4 Art
- December- Invitational- local artists celebrate the Holidays!
Marketing Monday Information:
Marketing Monday is for the entrepreneur that is ready to take their business to the next level. We share an hour and a half talking each month about a specific topic in order to help our businesses and each other be successful. We are all in this together and our shared experiences assist in helping others. Come and share your wisdom- enjoy a supportive entrepreneurial community!
Put these meeting dates on your calendar! Each meeting is facilitated and supported by Susan Carmen-Duffy. Handouts are plentiful and rich in content.
Meetings are supported by your $5 each month to pay for the space and marketing materials shared. You may purchase tickets on Eventbrite in advance, charge your seat fee at the meeting (you will be upcharged a total of $6) or bring $5 cash.
Create Art 4 Good is in the historic Hungerford building. Enter through door #5 (by the smokestack) go up the stairs, make a left at the glass door. CA4G is at the end of the hall.
Seats are limited- reserve your spot by emailing: Susan@CreateArt4Good.org
Artist Creative Critique
Artist’s critique in a safe and spirited environment. Artists from all walks, specialties, and styles gather to encourage and validate each other.
Critiques are in place to help us grow and see our work in a different light. You’ll receive feedback on what is going well with a particular piece and what perhaps could be improved. There is nothing better than sharing your ideas with several other creatives.
I invite you to bring one or two pieces for a critique. We can help each other be so much better! Please reserve your spot for this event as space is limited
Blessing Bags: For nearly five years, we have gathered at Create Art 4 Good to create blessing bags for the homeless. Never again do you have to feel that twinge of discomfort or struggle with the urge to give to someone in need.
We will gather together, bring some items to help create a blessing for the homeless. We will share items with each other and pack zip lock bags for you to distribute. Keep them in your car- you never know when you might have the opportunity to bless someone who needs a little bit of love!
Some really helpful items that cost you nothing, is to save soaps and shampoos from hotel stays, toiletries are important. Also, keep in mind nothing with alcohol – and we usually use foil lined juice boxes not bottles of water as they break down when kept in a car for any length of time. I will publish a list so when you RSVP you can share with me what you are bringing to avoid duplication. Here is an image of one that someone else put together to give you an idea.
OHHHHHH and we ARE doing this at the gallery so of course, we will make love notes to put in each bag. Save the date! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Next meeting date is May 23.
Gallery Hours: Make an appointment! (Most weekdays after 4pm -call to confirm) 585.210.3161
Thursdays – 4pm-6pm (not first Thursday- we are getting ready for the awesome opening!)
Second Saturday 10am until 3pm
Or by chance or appointment – contact Susan -Susan@CreateArt4Good.org or 585-210-3161
City Magazine Article!