I’ve been sewing masks. This is a pile of 20 I made for the medical clinic where I work, for distribution to patients. (I had a few boxes of fabric in the closet.)
Sat., June 1st, 6 pm – 9 pm: opening preview celebration
Two weekends: artists’ studios open, June 8 – 9 and June 15 – 16, 11 am – 6 pm
More info/registration: https://eastbayopenstudios.com/
Volcanoes, cold wax & oil paint on panel, 8″ x 8″
Floating Bowl, work in progress, oil on panel, 16″ x 16″
Open weekends through December 16th (some studios open December 22nd & 23rd – see list below for specific information).
List of participating artists: http://berkeleyartisans.com/list.html
East Bay Open Studios will happen on the first two weekends in June. My studio will be open June 2nd, 3rd, and 10th. More info and an artists’ directory here:
http://eastbayopenstudios.com/?s=Rene+Thomas (NOTE — listing error: My studio will NOT be open on Saturday, June 9th.)
Beeswax collage and mixed media artist’s books:
I took a class this past Sunday at Kala Institute in Berkeley where I learned the wonderful process of using beeswax to make collages on canvas. The teacher, Elaine Chu, was great! She is offering this class again in Feb. 2018 at the San Francisco Center for the Book: https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3005
You can see some of Elaine’s artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/egchuhandcrafted
I made two collages in the class and a third one yesterday:
Fishes & Fork 8.5″ x 10.5″
Rain Poem by Daito Kokushi, Japanese Zen Master (5.5″ x 7.125″)
Coin Lost in the River (Zen koan) 8″ x 10″
Opening Night, East Bay Open Studios!
Friday, June 2nd
Historic 16th Street Train Station, West Oakland!
Opening Night Exhibit 6 PM – 9 PM
After-Party 9:30 PM – midnight
This is all FREE, but you must sign up/RSVP in order to go!
[The photo is of the Merced River, taken on a winter trip to Yosemite National Park.]