When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, November 14, 2008

Works in Process: Gallery 638

My first major exhibition of my work will take place tomorrow at Gallery 638 in Pt. Pleasant Beach, N.J. It is exactly what I imagined. Jim Inzero and I did a final walk through this evening. It is an amazing thing when people share like views, objectives and expectations in regard to their work. The show for us is already a great success in that it beautifully showcases out talents,ideas and commitment to our art. Jim has created an environment which offers a unique viewing experience that is certain to impress and engage the "audience." It has certainly impressed and engaged us! :) At this moment, we are pleased with our efforts and are enjoying this "moment" but looking beyond to future projects and possibilities.
One of the features of the exhibit, is the "works in process" table for each artist. Jim displayed the implements that he uses for his encaustic paintings: resin, powdered pigment, beeswax and brushes. I displayed two paintings that clearly reveal my underpainting with the raw canvas exposed and areas of highly textured collage.I started these paintings in the past 3 weeks but have already "moved on." This exhibition experience has inspired a flood of new ideas and the desire to use new materials and subject matter.I wish that I were able to "manifest" the images in my mind more effectively and more quickly.
This image is of my recent , unfinished works in Gallery 638.

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