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October 26, 2013
Art On The Plaza event, St. Louis. I will return for another watercolor demo on 10/31.
Live Art: Art On The Plaza, watercolor demo Oct 31, 12-2pm, Old Post Office Plaza, 8th & Locust, sponsored by Art Saint Louis and Downtown St. Louis
October 11, 2013
"Garden Path" 8" x 23", watercolor on Arches 140lb cold pressed, received the Bank Of Edwardsville Award of Excellence Painting in the 2013 Life Experienced: A Senior Art Contest, an exhibition of one hundred thirty works of art by sixty five artists. The award was announced during the exhibition opening reception at the Schmidt Art Center on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL. Awards were announced for five categories including Painting, Drawing and Prints, Fine Crafts, Photography and Sculpture.
July 24, 2013
Michael Anderson has been named as the first resident artist at the Kirkwood(MO) United Church of Christ Worship Alive! program, a one year long series of events that encompass visual art, drama, music and dance as forms of meditation, prayer and worship. Michael's appointment was announced during June 30, 2013 worship services by UCC pastor Betsy Happel. The program will be guided by the Rev. Cliff Aerie, theologian and jazz musician who has performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Kim Massie.
Michael will assist members of the UCC congregation in the creation of communal and invidual works of art in four "art-shops"
that are planned as grounds for personal creativity and spiritual renewal. The first event was held on July 13 and included 27 participants of various ages and abilities who painted an 11' long mural in a form of communal meditation. A Shutterfly video of the event can be seen here. Upcoming events will feature watercolor and drawing mediums.
The Worship Alive! program is funded by a grant from from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship with funds provided by Lily Endowment, Inc.
July 21, 2013
"Florentine Ceiling," a work by Michael Anderson has received the Gateway East Artists' Guild 2013 annual Roy and Mary Kerchner Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor. The prize was announced in an awards ceremony for the 2013 Gateway To Art exhibition at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Visitors Center, Belleville, IL. The exhibit includes 140 works in all mediums by 50 artists and will be on view through August 17.
Awards of recognition, merit and excellence as well as Best of Show, the Kerchner Memorial Award and the American Frame and Art Supply award were selected by artist Nancy Newman Rice. Ms. Newman Rice is the recipient of a National Endowment for Arts Fellowship For Painting and a Tiffany Award nominee.
Although final enhancements to Florentine Ceiling were completed in studio, the painting was begun and substantially completed as a demonstration piece before an audience of approximately 20 watercolor enthusiasts at Concrete Ocean Gallery, St. Louis, on June 24, 2013. Highlights of the presentation can be seen in YouTube video here.
Left, Florentine Ceiling, Michael Anderson, transparent watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press, 18" h x 24" W; 2013.
January 20, 2013
Sarah Bryan Miller for stltoday.com/St. Louis Post Dispatch A&E
Modest Mussorgsky was inspired to compose his tone poem “Pictures at an Exhibition” after walking through an exhibition of paintings by his friend Viktor Hartmann. Now, as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the popular favorite next weekend, they’ll show paintings, pastels and sketches in the lobby, inspired by the music-making of the SLSO, by 12 local artists in “Mussorgsky in Reverse.” Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2013
Elizabeth Harris Krasnov for STL Beacon
It is not unusual for artists to gravitate together, regardless of their medium. History is filled with such creative counterparts and companions, with people drawing inspiration from the relationship. For some, the spark comes simply through the knowing and the loving. For others, a friend’s works create a sort of symbiotic catalyst driving them to take up brush or bow. Read more...