11 September 2012

September 11th Remembered through Art

My previous post includes images of paintings that I created shortly after September 11th, 2001. At that time, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful woman from Texas who acquired several of my 9-11 paintings.  She was so moved by the artists who were creating artwork for charity that she, too, became involved. She worked with a local printer who donated his services to produce a September 11 Tribute Calendar.  I have prints of some of the other "Angels of America" artists and some other originals that I acquired during the 2001 charitable "Auctions for America". I thought that it would be nice to post a few of the other images here on the 10th Anniversary of September 11 as a way to remember the day through the eyes of fellow artists.  You'll see that each artist captures a feeling about that day in a different way.....many show pride and patriotism with an emphasis on the American flag, others show heartfelt condolences for the lives lost by their use of angels, hearts and candles.

As I said before: To those who lost their lives on this day 10 years ago, to the heroes who worked endlessly to search for survivors,  and to the families who lost loved ones - You are always in our hearts. Your loved ones may be gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. May we all remain United For Peace.

The work is signed "Among our gifts, our treasures shine! Thank you!" I think the signature is S. Bryser (sp?)

Print reads "Thanks for your Support! All the Best, Mel Clarkston"

"God Bless America" Ruth M. Lenz (sp?) 11/14/2001

Angel by Jill Tostengard 2001 (Love the Angel portrait on the back too! Thanks Jill!)

Portrait by Sheryl Dooley 2001

This was a small painting done on a piece of cardboard box. It was done October 23, 2001 by Troxell. I asked the artist to write a message on the back about the painting and their feelings about 9-11. It is nice to have this personal reflection on the date and the associated artwork.

Mary Hamilton, November 2001

"Morning Glory" by Catherin Darling Hostetter 2001

By Teresa Arbogast

Heroic Efforts" The Gathering by Sonya Paz 2001

Stronger than Ever by Steve Peters 2001 (Thanks Steve for the personal note on the back!)
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears by KA Krig (sp?) Artist added "O beautiful for spacious skies ..."

This blog post was originally written on 9/11/2011 for the 10th year anniversary of 9-11.

13 June 2012

Landfillart.org - An Artist Reclamation Project - Turning Old Hubcaps into Art

Pictured is the hubcap I created for the project.
Ken with the Landfillart.org project is still looking for talented artists that would like to be part of the Landfill Art Project. It's a great artist reclamation project that takes old rusted hubcaps and turns them into beautiful art. If you're an artist that would like to apply for your hubcap, please visit Landfillart.org

Take a look through the online gallery to see what's been submitted.

Updated 1/6/2010
According to Ken by mid-December he'd already received 450 completed projects all of which can be seen on the Landfillart.org website. There are approximately 500 hubcaps that are 'works in progress' and he's looking for 100 more artists to complete the goal of 1041 which will likely be met in 2010. So far, he has participants from all 50 states in the U.S. and from a total of 51 countries! Wonderful to see the response and the completed projects!

Updated 6/13/2012
According to Ken's latest correspondence : "Our project continues to create momentum.  There have been over 850 completed projects received.  All of the art projects can be seen on our website (www.landfillart.org).
Many additional projects are presently being worked on world wide.
A wonderful museum has expressed a sincere interest in the Landfillart Project and has suggested that they perhaps should be the first venue for a traveling show.  The traveling show would encompass perhaps 200 Landfillart Projects.
As a result of the potential of this museum show I am anxious to complete the Landfillart Project.
Please pass on our website.  We need approximately 100 additional talented artists to "sign-on".  If the artist mentions your name in their e-mail it will speed-up the selection process.
I am very excited about this museum showing and I am reaching out to you once again for help."
So, if you are interested in participating, be sure to contact Ken as soon as possible and get your hubcap submitted.  Check out the gallery online for so many great contributions to this reclamation project. -kristen

13 March 2012

Magnetic Jewelry with Interchangeable Design Inserts - Art-Toppers by Kristen Stein

Introducing my new line of interchangeable magnetic jewelry providing the wearer with endless possibilities with one piece of jewelry! Buy one base and switch out the art tops to define your own personal style. I'm currently offering : pendants, earrings and bracelet with over 60 design inserts from which you can choose the ones that suit you best!

The design inserts, or what I like to call "art toppers' are available individually, or in sets of 3, 5, and 10.  If you have a favorite image that you'd like me to add to the collection, let me know and I can customize a piece for you.

Each jewelry item comes with a set of inserts which can be selected from the images shown below.  Please visit http://shop.studioArtworks.com for more information.

 These are available in my etsy shop as well.

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