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Monday, October 11, 2010

A Field Trip, an Exhibit at the Local Hospital

 Another teacher and I took a group of students on a field trip to the flats area of Cleveland.  Some were photo students and others were AP Studio Art students.  The kids took photos and did some sketching.  In the spirit of the day, I brought along my camera and played at being a "photographer".

A sampling of my exhibit at Geauga County Hospital.  There are a total of 24 paintings hanging and it looks wonderful.  The work is hanging in a main corridor of the hospital; so it's getting plenty of viewing.  I've gotten positive feedback on the show, so far!


  1. Nos. 2 and 4 are far beyond "playing" photographer. They are beauties. This looks like a perfect place for an exhibit and I know everyone must enjoy viewing your paintings. You're looking good, too. Geauga is a strange name (to me).

  2. Hi Hallie:
    Since I'm an Ohio Girl I can share this for you from Wikipedia:

    Geauga County (pronounced /dʒiˈɑːɡə/ jee-AH-gə) is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 90,895. It is named for a Native American word meaning "raccoon". The county seat is Chardon[2].[3] In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked Geauga County as the fourth best place in America to raise a family.[4]

    Who knew...raccoon.

    The images from the Flats make me pine Indigo Girl...pure Wabi Sabi.

    CONGRATS on the beautiful exhibition at the hospital.

  3. Well Girls, Thanks to both of you for your comments about the photos. Iona, I thought of you as I took the pictures~~thinking Wabi Sabi.
    I do like to take photos!
    Thanks, D for the Wikipedia info on Geauga County. Yes, Geauga means racoon and we've got plenty of 'em. The Indian pronunciation is Sheauga.
    Geauga county is loaded with beauty. (I guess that's partly why I can't help painting landscapes) We sit in the hills east of Cleveland (which makes us a Lake effect region), it is fairly rural, with encroaching suburban sprawl in the western parts. We have a large Amish population and a fantastic park system.
    It is a great place to raise a family-I can attest to that. Good schools, it is one of the wealthiest counties in the state.
    That said...there's not much diversity-had to take my kids to visit family and do things in the "big city" to share the larger world with them. And now they all live in Cleveland, are broadminded, kind people.
    I just had some good news a few hours ago, two of the paintings at the exhibit have a buyer : )

  4. YAY and Congrats on two paintings (so far) finding their forever homes...I'm smilin' for ya.