Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Inspiring Writing Shared

"When they appear great artists are not easily recognizable . They use a new language that we have to learn before we can understand them. They are at the heart of life, in tune with it's poignancy, expressing the inexpressible. They are explorers of the unknown, the ministers of the world. As such, it is not sacrilegious to apply to the a passage from the book of revelations. In Chapter 111, The angel says to the church of Laodicea: Here I am. I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,and he with me. Sharing spiritual food is indeed the artist's deep wish, but proper space and time is needed. Without space and time the radiance and the power of the work cannot be experienced." Dominique De Menil

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Laura Ross-Paul

I had the pleasure this week of sharing time with artist Laura Ross-Paul. She is as light filled as her beautiful figurative paintings. I am grateful to Placer Community Foundation and the Susan Cooley - Gilliom grant for bringing her to our community. LAURAROSS-PAUL.COM

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Changing Seasons


My studio is a yurt and I am vulnerable to the elements. I found myself today distracted by the beauty of this fall season and spent the day working on small paintings embedded with the found objects from my walk in the near by canyon. The foundation of the paintings are tracings of man made objects I found that for me resembled shapes in nature. The embedded materials are from nature.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013


"Home is a place of memories and light,even during our darkest days. Home is a place to fly,and like an art collection, a home is a diary of our lives." Cheryl McGinnis I have been restless surrounded by quiet beauty thinking an urban live calls. Our home is rich with memories with space to create more.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I am craving an Urban experience. Raised in an apartment in N.Y. I have spent the past 30 years in a suburban experience. The past 17 years took my husband and I to the foothills of Auburn. Quiet, beautiful....slow. My artwork reflects this peace. I know it is time to mix it up. I will take this restless energy to the studio and see what happens!!!!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Oz Art Opening Reflections

This past Thursday evening I had the opportunity to share my new artworks at The Oz Gallery. It was a wonderful evening of sharing and visiting with students, friends an art lovers surrounded by art work that I had spent the past two years creating glowing in the background. After completing a body of work I take time to pause and reflect on the outcome of my creating. I appreciate deeply the loving contributions by many that made the show possible.I am grateful for those of you who attended the show. Your enthusiasm and love is an ever present force that inspires me.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Oz Gallery Installation

We completed the installation of the new show at the Oz Gallery this evening. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my new show "Love Notes". For a long time I have thought of my paintings as love notes in response to my life experiences. Please join me to share the work and hear some of my thoughts and inspirations that helped create this body of work. Love Notes opens at the Oz Gallery this Thursday between 6:00 - 9:00 (during the Auburn Art Walk). Hope to see you there. 

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Video interviews

Jason Phipps interviewed some of my students yesterday in preparation for a video he is creating featuring the new art I have created in the past two years. I am delighted to be showing again. Hope to see you Thursday evening at Oz in Auburn. We will share the video there for the first time.

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Art Show & Opening - "Love Notes"

Join Sondra Hersh for her first showing of new work in over two years. The show will be hosted by the Oz Gallery located at 198 Sacramento Street in Old Town Auburn. Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm During the Auburn Art Walk The show "Love Notes" will feature new works from several new series including "Piercing the Veil", "Virtues" and more. Complimentary appetizers will be catered by Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill. Please share this post with anyone who may be interested in attending. See you there!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Seemingly so simple, yet practically so hard. Patience. Children learn by example. We are G-ds children. Our Rabbis teach us that we must mirror G-ds attributes in our lives. G-d has patience. when the Jewish people were in the desert, how many times did they err? But G-d always forgave and He continues to tolerate the shortcomings of humans. When we strip away the external trappings. When we realize what's really important developments are not instantaneous. Take a moment, have patience with others. Children learn by example. When we look at a child for who they are, when we are patient with them, they in turn will grow up to be patient and understanding of others. By: Chanie Goldman- Gainesville, FL

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