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Successful Cambridge Open Studios 2019

COS 2019, Mantaj and Neil with my collages
COS 2019, Mantaj and son Neil with my collages
COS 2019, with mYia and Phebe
COS 2019, with mYia and Phebe
COS 2019, Island of Compassion
COS 2019, Island of Compassion, Nan Genger

 

 

What a vibrant and successful Cambridge Open Studios 2019!   How grateful I am to family and friends and new buyers for your love and support.  Themes this year for my exhibit were personal and political: the Compassion Series and Climate Crisis Series. (on sale in the New Work section) “Sewing on canvas?” was a curious lean-in-to-look question for the mixed-media Compassion paintings. Rich discussions on the climate crisis, with one teary viewer relating how her mother survived the California fires.  Mexican photographer, Carlos Arzaga was drawn to the “climate refugees” fabric collage.  Also, there was interest in my processes to create cyanotypes in the Climate Crisis 8″x8″ fabric collages, and the rust colored textiles in the Rusted Trees Series.  Internal Family Systems was a welcome topic with the sale of the new Qualities of Self laminated posters. (find in the IFS section)  Thank you to my fellow artist, Mantaj Hans and her children for the continuous music and energy during the weekend.  More info: www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/openstudios

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Richard Schwartz Receives “The Hope Merchant” Painting

Richard Schwartz, PhD and Nan Genger with The Hope Merchant

Richard Schwartz, PhD, accepted a custom painting entitled The Hope Merchant, as a gift of gratitude from me.  I presented the painting to him during an IFS training at the Cambridge Health Alliance in April.  Thank you Dr. Schwartz for founding the Internal Family Systems paradigm that is used in psychotherapy, addictions treatment, conflict negotiations, childhood education, and as a personal daily practice.   IFS extends compassion and hope in a world of complexity.