Fellow Saginaw, Michigander artist Edwina Jaques has kindly included a portrait of me as part of her upcoming exhibition about Great Lakes Bay Women. The link offers a preview of the exhibition.
October to December 2013
The Saginaw Art Museum, in collaboration with the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Castle Museum & the Annex, presents this exhibition which celebrates 75 regional women, past and present, in paintings, drawings & sculpture. Each subject has been chosen and created by the artist to illuminate their qualities & importance to the region and its future.
Planned highlights include a personal heroine sculpture where visitors will have the opportunity to tell the story of an important woman in their life and numerous collaborative education and community events as part of Great Lakes Bay Region’s Fall In… Art and Sol celebration.
Edwina Jaques is a Saginaw Native with MFA from the University of Michigan who currently resides in Kent, UK. Visit the artist’s exhibition website.
Back in December 2012, when I visited the UK, I had the pleasure of meeting Edwina and her husband. Lovely, funny, cute couple.
What should have been a 40 minute train ride to her town turned into 4 hours each way because it seemed people weren’t showing up for their job to, you know, run the train. I’m not kidding. So, our visit was brief as I needed to get back to Earl’s Court, London, before menopause hit.
This will also be the second time an artist has put me in an exhibit. The first was an ex who called me his muse, yet gave me a wiener for a nose and put “(Dead)” after my name.