blog of local okanagan artist danielle harshenin
I finished my ArtWalk 2020 chair last night... Pretty sure it's the loudest thing I've ever painted lol. I had so much fun with this project and am really happy with how my chair turned out. I wrote an artist's statement on my Facebook page about why I chose to incorporate the TV test screen into this piece. I've titled it "Please Stand By". Can't wait to find out where it will be installed. Stay safe everyone!
Please Stand By
Acrylic & Latex on Muskoka Chair
Danielle Harshenin © 2020
It has been a while since I posted here (or even looked at my website for that matter)... This pandemic has really turned everyone's world upside down! Unfortunately, I have not done any painting since January. My kids 2-week Spring break turned into a 6-month Summer vacation, so that has really absorbed most of my time lol.
I was very disappointed to hear that ArtWalk 2020 would have to be cancelled this year to avoid the large crowds it draws. Lake Country's ArtWalk has run every year since 1994, so I know this decision was not taken lightly. However, I was excited to learn that a special one-time community art project was being planned in its place. I was contacted by the event organizers to ask if I would be interested in participating in this art project - and obviously I said YES!!!
This white Muskoka chair was delivered to my doorstep this morning. 30-45 local artists will be painting one of these chairs this month, which will then be installed throughout Lake Country in September when they are finished. They have given us a few guidelines to follow, but for the most part, artists have free reign over what they want to do with the chair. I have sooooo many ideas!!
I will post photos of the completed chair when I'm done.... Stay tuned :-)
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