Party at Rath's
For my turn as the featured artist at Rath Art Supply in Mount Pleasant, I chose to turn the window into my studio and host bi-weekly afternoon painting/shopping parties.
Last month I had a Party at Rath's every Wednesday and Saturday for a couple of hours at the end of the day. Rath Art Supply is a small but stacked independant art store on Main St in Mount Pleasant. It's right in the thick of a bustling creative neighborhood and essential to our social fabric and supply chain. I decided to be a bit crazy so I used my alloted exhibition space as a studio twice a week over the course of the Month. It was sort of a residency or guest artist situation. Levee Doxipin, my spall canine sidekick, also made the scene. Not only did I reconnect with many neighbors and friends, I finished up several works in progress and made significant movement on one of the works in my not-yet released Ouevre project.
Christmas was in full tilt and the scene was hot and crazy! Shoppers visited, friends stopped by, local artists came by to pick up supplies. At one point in the bustling afternoon rush, I practiced my current scene study piece with an actress friend, while shoppers caught wisps of our strange conversation as patient and psychiatrist. It was quite a time.
Hey, I am available for public events! In fact I enjoy them.
Here is some of the work I played with and a few images taken by the lovely Theresa at Rath. thank you to Stan for having me in his store, as well.
Jennifer Chernecki at Rath Art Supply