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Okay so this month you can’t miss me because you have several opportunities to see and buy my work. I am still in the spring BWAC show which will be up until July 7th on weekends. BWAC will also be part of the South Brooklyn Open Studio tour this weekend and you will find me there with my BWAC panel and my functional table art.

Plus ArtsPark Slope/Windsor Terrace has its second exhibit opening at the Nitehawk movie theater on PPW in Park Slope this Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm.

Nitehawk_mailchimp.jpgLocation: Nitehawk Cinema: 188 Prospect Park West, Balcony
Hours – Weekdays – 4 ~ 9pm and Weekends- 10am ~10pm
Date: June 6 – July 9
Opening Reception: June 5, 6-8pm
Participating Artists: Judith Eloise Hooper, Alise Loebelsohn Karen Giordano, Joyce Riley, Bob Hagan, John Powell, Phil DeSantis, Susan Greenstein, Raya Dukhan.

This is the link For the South Brooklyn Open Studio

But I am still in my Park Slope studio working and here is a piece I am working on now.String Section.jpg Check back to see if they are sitting among the birches in the Berkshires or in a stage rehearsal.

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The BWAC exhibit is entering its third weekend as we all enter our third season of this year. This is the first time we are trying an eight weekend show and forgo asking you to choose heading to BWAC over the beach. Speaking of beach, that was the final solution for this piece titled by her buyer Her Crowning Glory.

When I create a piece it begins with their faces and then decide what they will wear. Then every day as I walk into my studio I ask them who they are and then where they are so I know what their surroundings should be. This couple had several incarnations and finally I decided they were at the beach. Probably searching for summer like the rest of us as the temperature kept dropping into the 40’s this spring.

IMG_2936.jpg But yesterday gave us a hint of the heat and humidity we dread about summer in NY and this piece is on its way to northern California for a much milder summer. But I hope you will check out BWAC before you head away for the summer.

 

 

The calendar says one thing and the weather keeps changing its mind and regardless what the weather is doing BWAC is opening its 2019 spring show on Saturday and this time will run for eight weekends 1 to 6 pm until July 7th. Saturday’s opening will be for the Wide Open national juried show in our ground floor space complete with music and food.

But come up to the second floor for our member’s show and the national juried Recycle Exhibit. The opening for these exhibits will be next week with more music and food and a lot of great art. But come once or twice or as often as you need to see great art and an incredible view of the harbor.

I hung my work about a week ago and feeling hopeful have been working on my replacement pieces. For the next two weekends I will also have some of my functional pieces…napkin rings, tiled serving trays and oval bowls just in case your still wondering what to get mom or yourself.

In a salute to our mother’s or those who have mothered and guided us with their love and wisdom the look for my paper relief sculpture Mother’s Hands.

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My mother was a singer and may therefore be the reason I love music. She had studied opera but my fondest memory is summer with friends at the Jersey shore. After a day at the beach, while we kids were fed and readied for bed the women did my mother’s hair and make-up and she would come into the girls bedroom perfumed and beautifully made up in a cocktail dress and sing “That Ole Black Magic” before the adults all left to head to Atlantic City.  My parent’s friend worked weekends as a drummer in a jazz club and my mother was going to sing. We would all wait until we were sure they weren’t coming back having forgotten something and we would turn the living room into a club and in my cotton nightgown I would do my rendition of “That Ole Black Magic“. Diamond Sings the Blues.jpgThis is Diamond Sings The Blues.

Never having seen where my mother played I have created in my memory a darkened room with men in suits that I create in these shadow boxes. The lights are low, the music mellow and my mother’s perfume mingles in the air with with her voice.

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To fill the hour ride while on my way to and from work I pass the time counting the number of people on their cell phones while riding the subway. I do remember the teenage me falling asleep laying on my transistor radio, however I did know how to be alone with my own thoughts. But now on the train I can take out my sketch pad and draw these people frozen in time with only their thumbs in motion. In the piece below, called Addiction, I was going to put them on the train as I found them but they have ended up at the counter in a coffee shop where they would equally be doing the same thing.J.E.Hooper_Addiction_2019_16x20inches copy.jpg

A few years ago I took a photo of a friend embracing her daughter she knew she would soon be leaving because she herself had an inoperable brain tumor and the image of her arms tightly wrapped around her daughter stuck in my memory. I always say there is a beauty in life we only see in death. I had a need to tell or share the moment and here it is below Cordula and her daughter Eden who I think still feels her Mother’s Embrace and that is the name of this piece.J.E.Hooper_Mother's Embrace_201912x15x2inches copy.jpg

I’m still working on more and have the struggle of what to do next as all the sketches scream out to me “…..me next me …me…me”. This is when they follow me into my sleep and I wake up knowing what to do next and surrender to what they are telling me they are and let go of my struggling intentions. They are like children born into their destinies while we try to mold with our dreams of who we want them to be. I now embrace the surrender of the unfolding destiny!

The Soloist below is a combo of sketches of an opera singer I drew in the park bandshell almost thirty years ago and a woman I drew recently at the piano rehersing for a holiday performance in a public space in the city. The opera singer with his open mouth, tuxedo and bowtie sat in my brain for years waiting for the right accomptiment.

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Thank you to all of you who came to WAH to see the exhibit of 21 innovative women and I was honored to have been one of the selected artist.  Now onto whats new with the paper relief sculptures in my studio.

At the moment this is called What! 20 x 20 x 2 inches.

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I enjoyed the making the birches so I decided they needed there own story. This one below on the left at the moment is called Full Moon. Then of course on the right there is No Teeth But The Bluest Eyes. Both of these are 12 x 15 x 1.5 inches.

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I thought I would also be showing a few more jazz pieces but they were sold before they could even leave my studio. I was going for that intimacy you feel cloistered in a small darkened room having the music vibrate inside of you. Her Solo was made to be the companion piece to She’s Up Front. Just when I was finding comfort of walking into the room to sit and look at my wall of accomplishments…GONE! Now back to the drafting board.

Her Solo.jpg  She'sUpFront .jpg Her Solo is 12 x 15 x 1.5 inches and She’s Up Front 15 x 12 x 1.5 inches.

But for the work in progress you can see now and I give it the name of The Shady Side there is this one. I’m waiting for them to tell me where they are so I can decide the background and then the final name

IMG_2888.jpg That’s all for now. will get back to you when I know their story. If it’s just they are on the shady side of the street or of life.

 

 

 

What can I say. Three month long colds in four months and three shows that still needed my attention so once again my blog suffered so here is the update on what’s new. I totally messed up on letting you know about the WAH Center‘s Salon Show in January but its not to late for you to see the new show there. I was selected to be one of 21 women artist to be in their exhibit titled

Women Forward, Part 2: Innovative Women

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Do come and see this show. I am blown away by the creativity of these women and honored to be in this exhibit with them all. This show is up until April 7th, 2019

Also as a member of ArtsPS/WT we have the Nitehawk movie theater into a gallery space for us and we will share it with Good Neighbors of Park Slope on a six week rotation.Nitehawk_mailchimp.jpg

Artists Include: Rich Garr, Alice Garik, Alise Loebelsohn, Judith Eloise Hooper, Raya Dukhan, Charlotte Noruzi, Tom Keough, Cynthia Ruse, Janie Samuels, Robin Roi, Dara Oshin, Karen Giordano Hours – Weekdays – 4 ~ 9pm and Weekends- 10am ~10pm
The show has been up for two weeks, but we are busy bees with a lot of happenings our opening is next week so I hope you stop by or after a movie take the walk up to the mezzanine to see my work along with eleven other artist. You will see the header for this blog with eleven other artists works.

But I have still been struggling along in my studio with new works and this piece work in progress.jpg  became  JEH_She'sUpFront copy.jpg

So that’s all for now and I will keep you posted.

Sorry to be so late in sending this thank you for dropping by, but after a BWAC closing and three open studios in one month followed immediately by the holidays I got sick. So thank you all for stopping by to see my work and the actual studio where the magic (?) happens. It was great to welcome you into my home and studio and I hope you enjoyed the cider and treats. I’m use to my lemon squares and madeleines but Lynn Goodman’s gluten free oatmeal cookies were delicious! Plus it was nice to have her here showing her work.

Anyway tomorrow after one more good nights rest I’m back to work in my studio and will finish the piece I was trying to work on during the studio tour. I’m just calling it a work in progress because I need to add the trombone player but it might keep that name.

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If there was something you thought you maybe wanted to purchase to gift yourself, or someone else or you just need another look contact me to set up an appointment and see what’s new.

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Its my third open studio tour in one month but this one is actually in my studio. So the studio is cleaned up from all the times I have terrorized it preparing for another show and now its set up so you can see what I do and now my bath is running. All that remains is telling you all about it and your coming to see the wall of paper relief sculptures.

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I hope you can tell that making them makes me happy when you look at them. I love figuring out the design and the papers. The “art” on the wall in this one is a wood cut I made years ago. Its fun to combine the different things I’ve done. I always tell people I just like making things. You will also get to see all my city-scapes from all over NYC.

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This is my friends house in Staten Island. I got off the bus one day and looked up and was struck by this massive house tethered by all the phone lines and the clouds bringing in change and reflecting that change in the windows.

It has been an interesting journey watching my work in clay morph into what it has become based on the fact  I started in clay making whimsical tableware and because I came at it from my work as an illustrator so my approach was a different mindset.Egyptians.jpg

So I hope your mind is set to take the studio tour throughout Park Slope and Windsor Terrace to see a lot of great art. And before I forget I will not be alone. Lynn Goodman will again be here with her colorful pottery.

Where are all these artist you ask and how do I find them …well here is the poster.

artSlope.jpg Here is the map to find me and other artists. I’m the bold M next to the subway M. See you then. And oh yes …. there will be warm cider and there will be treats! treats.jpg

This year BWAC is participating in the RHOST. Come find me there with 30 other artists. Stop by and see the diversity of the artists and their work, plus there will be workshops for you to participate in and watch. But come by my space on the second floor and shop early for the holidays or there is just gifting yourself.

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I first want to thank everyone who stopped by at my table in the Shapeshifter Lab during the Gowanus open studio tour. Especially those who battled with the wind on Sunday. Now for this last weekend I’m back at my perch selling my work and managing the BWAC desk for this closing weekend. But after short break I will be back there again for the Red Hook open Studio Tour (November 10/11 2018)…. details to come later.

Then November 17/18 is the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace open Studio Tour and for that you will actually come to my studio. Lynn Goodman and possibly one other artist will be here showing their work. Here is the map to find me and other artists. I’m the bold M next to the subway M. See you then.

But just in case you are wondering who I am because the name is not ringing a bell after a weekend of looking at so many artist let me show you some pictures so you remember.

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And for those of you for whom the teapots made a bigger impact here’s the Pink Lady

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But if you do come to either the Red Hook open studio tour where you will see a variety of BWAC’s artist or the Artist PS/WT  studio tour you will see my paper relief sculptures.

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So we are now converging on holiday season and if you want to gift yourself, gift a wall or dress a table with something special for yourself or someone special do stop by or send me an email. But remember to push the SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED BUTTON to the left and you will know every time I post something new.

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