After much anticipation, my butterfly series titled A Single Moment is FINISHED and hanging at the Nomad World Pub for the months of June and July as part of Altered Esthetic’s Solo Exhibition program.
These pieces use real butterflies, LOTS of resin, gold foil sides and quite a bit of inks (and paint and paper). I wish I would have journaled the process more so I could have shared them with you!
I’m quite thrilled to have been selected to be part of this program and am looking forward to the Opening tomorrow night. If you happen to be anywhere near Minneapolis, please come by and say HI. I’ll be there from 6-8pm.
Eventually, I will have better photos and will put them in my Etsy shop, but let’s get through July, shall we?
Here’s the Statement for the series:
“A Single Moment: Lara Cornell’s Solo Exhibition.
In her first solo exhibition, Lara Cornell Presents a series of painted wood panels depicting all the little moments found in nature. Working in mixed media, including gold foil and real (ethically sourced) butterfly wings frozen in resin. Cornell depicts the natural world in expressive and intuitive paitning style to express her love of nature, of it’s beauty and kindness that grounds her.
The series is dedicated to The Butterfly Fund, an organization helping families with children who have Epidermolysis Bullosa. A portion of sales will be donated to the organization.
Lara Cornell was born in Northfield, Minnesota. After living, traveling, teaching and studying internationally, she turned to painting in 2014. She has just realized her first line of inspiration art and products called Heart Strings.”
A quick THANK YOU as well to The Butterfly Fund. I have been wanting to do something for this organization for a while now and this was just perfect.
Also this week, I dropped off my ENTIRE NEW yoga inspired Heart Strings line at Corazon in Minneapolis AND St. Paul for the summer! The line includes hand painted jute yoga mats and hand painted mexican yoga blankets (hand painted with non-toxic paints) tied in fair trade sari silk ribbons from Nepal, hand painted leather cuffs, prints of originals on handmade seeded paper from India (you can plant them and wildflowers will grow!), and resin originals both small 6″x6″ and LARGE 24″x24″ all with positive, encouraging and loving messages (yes, including “namaste”). I feel REALLY good about this line and intend to keep growing with it. I will let you know when I have more details on their availability.
Last weekend I was a guest artist at the Manifest Pop-up Art Gallery at the Dow Gallery in St. Paul and it was SOOOOO FUNNN!!!!! For those of you who came to visit, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I hope to do this again in the future.
You may also have heard that I was also one of the featured artists on the opening weekend of the NEW St. Paul Saints Baseball stadium! I have loved the Saints for MANY years so this was particularly exciting for me! They have an area of the stadium dedicated to local artisans and I was so proud to be there! Unfortunately, the weather was cold and gloomy, but as usual, all the Minnesotans were very nice :). I also was able to bring my daughters to their VERY first baseball game and to help me man my table. In better weather conditions we could have spread out more into the uncovered area, but we were happy to stay out of the rain this time :). I may be doing this again in the near future. I’ll keep you all updated.
That’s about it for now. Hope to see you tomorrow at the Nomad World Pub between 6-8pm!