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Swing by to watch me paint next week;

look behind ColdStone Creamery on Laurel St.
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Fourth in "Music Box" series underway
Gale's primed cabinetJust look at that beautiful blank canvas! This 'goldfinch'-primed transformer cabinet is the site of my new art project. The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places program kindly chose me to paint the large blank box next to the three I painted last fall (thanks, APP!). Since this grouping of cabinets is in the parking lot of the Music District, I decided to stick with the same theme for this mural: music instruments! The color scheme coordinates well with its neighbors; the instruments will be painted in blue, lavendar, red and orange, and the background color echoes the orange-yellow of instruments on the other three boxes. Here's a peek at my design on the scale model I constructed for the APP Board's approval:
 
Be sure to check my Facebook page often; I'll post regular progress photos.

Did any of you watch the solar eclipse on Monday? It was the first total eclipse in this region in a long time, and I was able to drive about 150 miles northeast of Fort Collins to share the experience with my family in western Nebraska. We all thought it was pretty cool! My husband recorded the surrounding landscape as the 'umbral shadow' approached; you can watch his video by clicking on this link. Who knows; the event may inspire a Gale Whitman work of art in the future!

Now I'd like to help promote an event this weekend at 3 Square Art. The current exhibit in the gallery is "Color" and, in addition to the closing reception, there will be a talk by a visiting artist featured in the show beginning at 6pm Saturday. Learn more about it by clicking here. 3SA is located north of Mulberry and Timberline Road at 2415 Donella Court.

Today I received notice from Fort Collins Museum of Art that I've been accepted into the 2018 Masks Exhibit. I'll pick up the ceramic mask form in a couple of weeks; later this fall I will share with you the design that I create with it.

Thank you, friends and fans, for your support of my art work.
 
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