Friday, September 3, 2010

Sketch Club, part deux.

Last evening I stopped by the opening reception of the Philadelphia Sketch Club's current member show in City Hall. And I had never ever been inside Philadelphia's City Hall before! Ever! What I can tell you is this: it is architecturally very interesting, and as of yesterday evening, it was very WARM. Boy, was it warm. I can also tell you this: it was full of art, at least on the 5th floor, where the Sketch Club exhibition was hung... and this was the best piece there:
Michaela, 22" x 28", Charcoal, 2008, by Rachel Constantine

I've been a fan of Rachel's work since I was introduced to it last year; a fellow artist recommended her work for the blog I contribute to, Women Painting Women. Here's a link to the post, and below is the painting I posted to the site (it was hard to choose, I love so many of her paintings):

The Ceremonial Kimono, 60" x 36", oil on canvas, 2005-2006, by Rachel Constantine

Lucky for me, we will be in the same group show this coming fall, a group show based on the Women Painting Women theme, which will be held at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. Stay tuned for more info on this exhibition, coming soon...