Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

This day holds great significance for me, for now the days will only be getting longer.  It brings a sense of renewal and the realization that the new year is just around the corner...

Oh, and this was the day, 55 years ago, that my baby brother came along.  Happy Birthday, little bro!

Speaking of the new year, the members of the Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) kindly elected me to be president of this fine organization for the next two years.  The Lakewood Arts Council is a non-profit 501-C3 organization that supports all of the arts within our Jefferson County community.  It is entirely funded by dues; a significant grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD); registration fees for classes, events, and exhibits; and  donations.   We offer many budget-friendly activities, and we could not do any of it without our "stable" of helpful and knowledgeable volunteers.  For more information, you can visit the LAC website at www.lakewoodartscouncil.org.

While I'll be attending to my new duties in this elected position, I will continue to paint and post work here.    I hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season!

Here is my most recent completed piece.  I hope you like it!

Ponderosas at Elk Meadow
Oil
8" x 10"