We're moving from Scotland to Massachusetts! I’m so excited to be joining the Newburyport Art Association as its new Executive Director, to focus on access to art for everyone and inclusive, creative programming for the community. Please join David and me as we celebrate my new start with the NAA—and our upcoming reunion with Massachusetts, family, US friends, and artist communities—by helping us to fund seed ideas during my first year. We've begun a Facebook Fundraiser for the NAA and that link is here: NAA'S Ideas to Art Fundraiser. Art is a powerful community builder, bringing us together to celebrate beauty, start conversations, raise awareness, and even heal. It has been the driving force in my life and a comforting constant, providing respite through creativity and opening so many doors, ideas, and adventures for me. I hope to build on all the fine work the NAA has accomplished and to open more new doors, ideas, and adventures for our communities through art and creativity.
Thank you Scotland for such a grand time in your beautiful, welcoming country, filled with all the brilliant, wonderful people we’ve met over the past eight years. And thank you NAA for this new chapter in our lives!
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is hosting an online auction of glass art to benefit the museum as well as artists working in glass. Bidding is open now and runs through 12 June 2021.
Yesterday, I participated in a Zoom talk with the international group of exhibiting artists who were selected for 'Viral Glass', curated by David McFadden and presented by Habatat Gallery. It was wonderful to meet everyone and to listen to each artist discuss their work alongside images of the selected pieces. Various common themes surfaced about how the pandemic has affected, inspired, or altered work and creative practices. The show exhibits a wide range of glass artistry, design, and skillsets, making this a unique display of artist responses to the challenges of the past year. It really is an honour to have 'Measuring My Days' included in this exhibition, with such a distinguished group of creatives. The talk was recorded and is now on YouTube and can be watched by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PtvuBUoJvs.