April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:
Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke
Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Anne’s work at www.brookewatercolor.com
Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet
Hoevet’s show of stunning photography continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Kathy’s work at kathleenhoevetphotography.com
Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen
Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public LiIbrary through July 2017.
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I’m taking an online class from Helen Hiebert called Paper Illuminated. This past week I made a wraparound lampshade. I didn’t have a lamp the right size so the photo shows a bit of the bulb base. Still, I do like how the lamp looks when it’s lit.
Wrap around lampshade I made from paper.
When I signed up for the class, I thought I’d be home during the time of the class. I was for the first two weeks. Now, however, I’m traveling again. I packed the remainder of the supplies and have them with me. I am hoping I can make the rest of the projects while I’m gone.
Wrap around lampshade made from paper.
Here are our top FOUR reasons why you should stick to natural dyes:
1. We often get the question, “Why Should I Use Natural Dyes to Dye My Eggs, When I’m Not Eating the Egg Shell?” Dyes frequently seep through the egg shell and onto the hard boiled eggs, and then eaten! Personally, I have never dyed an egg where this hasn’t happened. It seeps through the skin and then you (or your child) eats the egg along with the toxic dye!
2. Some food dyes approved by the FDA include colors synthesized from petroleum derivatives. Most red dyes are made from carmine, which is essentially squashed bugs. How gross is that? These bugs are farmed and crushed on an unbelievably massive scale. Almost 100,000 of these insects must be killed to yield about 35 ounces of carmine. Obviously it is not vegetarian or kosher, let alone ecologically responsible.
3. Egg dying can be messy, especially when dying eggs with kiddos. The egg dye will get all over your fingers, face, cloths, counter tops, etc! If the dye can seep through the egg shell, imagine what it can do to your skin! This can have major effects on your skin and your insides.
4. Originally made from coal tar, now Red #40 is made from petroleum. The European Union officially warns against consumption of this dye by children, and several European nations have banned it. Extensive studies show correlations to hyperactivity and symptoms such as ADHD. Yet it is the most prevalent FDA-approved food dye in the United States.
Overall, Natural Dye is Safer, Made from Fruits, Herbs, and Veggies, Produces Bright and Beautiful Eggs, and is ECO-Friendly! Plus, with the purchase of a Natural Egg Dye Kit from Natural Earth Paint, you support:
1. The production of beets, purple carrots, spinach, blueberries, and turmeric instead of the production of petroleum products or the cochineal bug
2. recycled paper content even though it continues to be a more expensive option for packaging
3. A small, family business instead of a multi-national petrochemical corporation
We encourage everyone to stick to Natural Dyes
and to check out this article “Colors to Dye For”
which briefly describes the impact of food coloring related your behavior!
Continue reading Why You Should Stick to Natural Dyes- Especially For Your Eggs
To kick off National Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 21, Americans for the Arts sent a message in three frequently read newspapers to legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Continue reading Americans for the Arts Ads on Capitol Hill: The NEA Supports America
The acclaimed singer/songwriter argues the importance of the NEA from the perspective of a small businessperson.
Continue reading Ben Folds Posts Plea for NEA on Facebook
The Hollywood icon makes the case for the National Endowment for the Arts, now under threat of elimination by the Trump Administration.
Continue reading Robert Redford: “The NEA Must Survive – And Thrive”
Over 700 arts advocates gathered in Washington DC for Arts Advocacy Day – a record-breaking crowd for the annual event.
Continue reading Record Numbers Gather for Arts Advocacy Day 2017