"Neptune Rising" Awarded in Kent CT & Other News August 12 2016
It's been a busy summer at Kent Art Association this year where Lacey and I have been spending time as volunteers. There have been many successful shows, new artists, & judges! We've had wonderful discussions with people at the openings, and each show I feel the community of artists has grown & learned something new from each other. Kent Art Association's next opening is tomorrow August 13th, and I am very excited to tell you that "Neptune Rising" will be receiving an Award of Excellence!! All are welcome to join us in celebration as the KAA Opening Reception is 2-4PM. There will also be live music too for the first time at KAA in years. It should be interesting to see art and music filling the halls with artists & patrons coming together to enjoy our members' hard work & the community's cultural celebration.
In other recent BA Wygant Studio news international art writer M. Khalid Rahman at IRIS Art Magazine has decided to feature me in their publication. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for sharing the message. I'd also like to thank my daughter Lacey for helping me put together another calendar for 2017. The sales from this calendar go directly back into my projects. Consequently I would like to thank each and everyone of you who have helped support my work through purchasing the calendars over the years. Maybe some day I will be able to do a coffee table book, but until this this is the best way to grab the best of my collection of work in one spot is the 2017 Calendar.
Each year there are new paintings added, and of course we keep some of our symbolic favorites like "Unity" for March. As Many of you know, this is when I was inspired to capture the power of hope and healing through Daffodils. I would see them on sale in the community to support cancer research. So every year "Unity" is featured in March as a reminder to go get those beautiful flowers from your local cancer fundraisers; each of us doing our part to keep the hope alive through the beauty of flowers. That's some serious flower power. In fact each month's selection has a little story. Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook if you would like to find out more stories about each month's selection. I look forward to continuing the discussion with you www.fb.com/bawygant
Lastly I would like to acknowledge that this week is a special week for my family as we celebrate the lives of our family in Heaven. Both My Grandfather Floyd and my Brother Bill have birthdays and I'm especially feeling thankful for their presence in everything I do this week.
I know my Sister & I were so blessed to have had them in our lives even for the short time that window was.
They continue to inspire me everyday, and though the pain of loss is deep, I've learned to focus on the love they instilled in me. Their energy, even today, goes on in my work in many ways.
Super Blood Moon; Yet another reason to stop & look up in your own backyard September 28 2015 1 Comment
Make time to look around in your travels each day. Sometimes Mother Nature will surprise you. For instance, this week, we were able to see the blood moon that was also a super moon (Will not happen again for 30 plus years). It makes you realize how we are a very small part of this larger reality, and how precious our little blue pearl is. We are all floating along in this dark silky night sky.
As the moon shifts through Earth's shadow it shows just how quickly our time goes by. Here we also are living in the shadow of earth- leaning into the sun each day for energy and warmth, our time in the light is short. The kind memory you have planted and given with love, is infinite and will be reflected in your life's story, like the red glow of the moon we too can give light back -even in darkness. Each seed of Love you plant has waves that will reach out into the Universe around you. One day you bare whiteness to the infinite beautiful garden that you are.
We each can protect the garden & grow it further, better connecting each other. We all think, "How can I make our world a better safer place for this garden of life to grow?" One thing I personally do is offer a kind word and a hug, when someone is having a bad day. How do you meet this challenge? All ideas on how to spread the seeds of hope & kindness are welcome! I hope these images bring you light, perspective, & perhaps a little inspiration.
by Lacey Wallace
Location: Middlefield, CT
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