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My Philosophy.
I teach through action and immersion. Just keep moving, contemplate later. In art, for me at least, there are times of rest and contemplation, and times of work. Art making is a time for work. It is the time to pull from the mental and make physical. Create a reality, a piece of art. For this the contemplative brain needs to move over, the art critic side isn’t even invited to the party. Learn to ask and answer your own questions on the move. The sooner I can get you making art the better. Get something done and then we have something to talk about.

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Original Corpses

For the sixth year artist Helen Wilson invited the artists' group Tuesday Nights to play the game "Exquisite Corpse."  This is a game by which a collection of images is assembled to form a body. The game was invented by the Surrealists; and earned its name from one of the initial writings: Le cadavre/exquis/boira/le vin/nouveau (the exquisite corpse will drink the young wine).  It is the perfect game for creating art for a Halloween exhibition.

This group plays the game with a bit of a twist. The body is reimagined on proportionally correct pieces of paper.  Each artist draws their version of a head, torso, arms and legs. The results are then spread on the floor, where each artist chooses a body, one part at a time.  Everyone goes home with his or her parts and gets to work. These parts are inspiration for a piece of art. Artists can work in any medium they desire. The only obligation is to the art and to a sense of play, after all, it is just a game. 
These are the drawings that the artists went home with. All the art in the exhibition are based on these orginal exquisite corpses. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition! Not to be missed!

The Sixth Annual Exquisite Corpse Exhibition
The Exquisite Corpse and Its Shadow.

What: Art Exhibition
When: Reception Sunday November 1st   
Time:  6:00PM until 8:00 PM.
Where: The Art Center Ramona, 1140 Main Street Suite 208
Ramona, CA 92065
Costumes are Welcome.
Information Contact: Helen Wilson,

For the sixth year artist Helen Wilson invited the artist’s group Tuesday Nights to play the game "Exquisite Corpse." This is a game by which a collection of images is assembled by the group to form bodies. The game was invented by the Surrealists; and earned its name from one of the initial writings, "Le cadavre / exquis / boira / le vin / nouveau" (The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine). It is the perfect game for creating Art for a Halloween Exhibition.
            This group plays the game with a bit of a twist. The body is broken into proportionally correct sheets of paper. Then they all draw, one body part at a time. The results are then put on the floor where each of the artists chose a body, one part at a time. Traditionally this is where the game ends a body created by multiple artists, but this is where they really change the game; everyone goes home with his or her body and they agreed to reassemble for the exhibition. Once home, their body was the inspiration for a piece of art. Artists could work in any material they wanted. The only obligations were to the art and to keep a sense of play - after all it is a game.  
            This year they also worked with the tradition of the Silhoutte. Each artist was given an image of themselves to construct a silhouette that plays with the concept of their artistic shadow self. No one has seen all the finished work, so this should be fun.  
The artists include Antonia Cosentino, Karen James, Tracy Potter, Kathi Rothe, Marsha Cook, Nancy Winslow, Heidi Schlotfeldt, Cindy Dodson, Pamela Underwood, Julie Z Weaver, Regina Wilson, Ralph Jensen, Helen Petre, Deb Eaton, Trinity Stewart, John Gardener, Lauren Chiara, Sarah Gutz, Stephanie Haas, Paula Riddle, and Helen Wilson. The group has painters, sculptors, quilters, assemblage artists, collage artists, printmakers, book artists and mixed media artists - so the show is sure to be interesting.
            All the artists are part of a class/group called Tuesday Nights facilitated by Helen Wilson, which meets once a month (sometimes more.) Each meeting is built around one project idea, which culminates in an exhibition but mostly it is a way to advance creative skills while hanging with a great group of creative types.
                        The goals are the building of an art community through exhibitions and socialization with other artists (There is something to be said about breathing the air of other creative souls); learning to critique your own and others’ work effectively and developing technical proficiency in a variety of media and/or methods, by planning, designing and completing projects. (It is about developing artistic energy through sharing with a larger community. Think of it as A Happening.) We are not a critique group and we do not jury our exhibitions.
That is what will be happening on Sunday November 1st, a Reception for an art exhibition. It’s open to the public, so come with a costume and ready for fun. The time is 6:00PM until 8:00PM at the Art Center Ramona, 1140 Main, Suite 208 above the Tuna Shack and McWhorter Jewelers. Just take the elevator up.
            The exhibition will be up only 3 short days, Friday Oct 30th through Sunday November 1st ending in the reception. Gallery hours are 9AM until 6PM.
For more information email Helen at or visit our blog at

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Shadow Self

  1. If your Shadow could show something that you do not, what would it be? 

    There are,positive aspects which may also remain hidden in one's shadow. 
    Contrary to a Freudian definition of shadow, therefore, the Jungian shadow can include everything outside the light of consciousness, and may be positive or negative.

Silhouttes- Your Shadow Self.

plural noun: silhouettes
  1. 1
    the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
    synonyms:outline, contour(s), profileformshapefigureshadow
    "the silhouette of the dome"

The History of Silhouettes

The art of silhouette cutting originated in Europe in the early 1700's. 
Prior to the French revolution, silhouettists were hired as an 
amusement for the royal class. The featured artist would attend the 
many extravagant balls and cut out the distinguished profiles of the 
Lords and Ladies capturing the latest fashions and elaborate wigs.

While the aristocrats were having their silhouettes cut out and eating 
like kings much of Europe was starving, especially in France. In the 
1760's the Finance Minister of France, Etienne de Silhouette, had 
crippled the French people with his merciless tax polices. Oblivious to 
his people's plight, Etienne was much more interested in his hobby of 
cutting out paper profiles, the latest fad. Etienne de Silhouette was so 
despised by the people of France that in protest the peasant s wore 
only black mimicking his black paper cutouts. The saying went all over 
France,"We are dressing a la Silhouette. We are shadows, too poor to 
wear color. We are Silhouettes!" To this very day the black profile 
cutouts are called silhouettes. Thankfully, the negative connotation no 
longer remains.

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Man, Monsters and Machines Video

Our last Exhibition

The Artists Group Tuesday Nights  Art Exhibition of works based on Children’s Art. We asked a class of Kindergarteners and 1st graders to draw a person, a monster or a robot. Some described the strangest bug they had ever seen. The artists then picked a child’s piece to re-interpret. The Title of this falls exhibition is Man Monsters and Machines: Playing with children’s Art. The children’s work will be exhibited next to the artist interpretation.