doorways to divinity art show at writ & vision with mcarthur krishna & esther candari
CANDYcolored studio podcast episode 215:
mcarthur krishna of “the girls who choose god” books as well as the “girls & boys guide to heavenly mother” books (see CANDYcolored studio podcast episodes 82 & 83) is always inviting us to elevate our minds and souls as we truly “become.” she and gallery program director esther candari put their heads together after the latest “heavenly mother” art show at “writ & vision” in provo to create a new art show and experience. mission accomplished ladies!! mcarthur’s beadwork welcomes you to sacred ground throughout the exhibit journey. she invited 11 other artists (including esther and myself) to create work for the show, “doorways to divinity” (a woman’s journey). take the journey in person until november 29th (tues - fri 4 to 8 pm & sat 12 to 8 pm and make appointments to visit the show during the week of thanksgiving). for an online experience, check out the writ & vision show page and link to the full catalog below. in the upstairs gallery, you’ll find a fundraiser for our dearest artist friend mary brickey (episodes 167 & 40) who lost her lower leg in a serious motorcycle accident last week (all proceeds go directly to mary). we love mary, this community and are so grateful for this journey we get to take together. enjoy the show!!
candy colored studio podcast episode 167: mary brickey - final days of the certain women show & catching up with mary
catching up with mary was such a treat. it reminded me how important it is to not just celebrate all the good in each other's projects and lives, but also to honestly share about the challenges we’re facing and what they’re teaching us too. thank you mary for sharing so much of your heart. and for giving us a peek behind the scenes of your incredible journey curating this third certain women art show about our heavenly mother. in this episode you’ll hear mary share about her piece and many other pieces in the show.
candy colored studio podcast #166 - nicole woodbury & the latest certain women art show featuring our heavenly mother
the lovely nicole woodbury returns to the podcast to share about the latest certain women show in salt lake. she gives an update on the show events and the upcoming catalog soon to debut with all the artwork and artist statements. she also updates us on all she’s been up to the past couple years: baby #4, new series, a big show, moving, and of course, expanding the certain women art show. you’ll hear about her certain women piece as well as 11 other artist works. watch the youtube version to see all of her latest pieces and those highlighted in the show. enjoy!
candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother
oh do we have a gift for you today! tracy ann holmes is a ceramic, watercolor, pencil artist living in tucson, arizona...sharing her heart and creative journey throughout this episode. her ceramic work is a gift from her soul -- full of love, light, and all the support that we women need most. hear all about her incredible heavenly mother piece in the certain women art show. she also shares about five other pieces in the show. enjoy the audio or the video version where she gives lots of great advice for women, mothers, artists and creatives wanting to do more. enjoy!
candy colored studio episode #71 - 10 ways to thrive instead of simply surviving the wake of the coronavirus
with all the corona-craziness...events everywhere are being cancelled, kids are coming home from school, fear is in the air, and it seems like things will never be normal again...
despite it all here are 10 ways we can thrive instead of merely surviving...you've got this!!!
candy colored studio podcast episode #41 - laura erekson: making art is a family affair, collaborating with artists & curating the certain women art show
Being a mother of 3 small children including a brand new baby...Laura Erekson has found inspiration, and new life to her work. Learn how she includes her family in everything she creates...how it becomes their artwork...how the work is elevated because she let's go and allows it to become as she allows her children to create.
Hear about her latest projects, series, and pieces in the Certain Women Art Show that she co-curated this year. The collaboration piece is such a treasure and her invividual piece in gold...the first gold one she's done. Oh it's wonderful.
Oh Laura you are wonderful and we are definitely adding video and or music next time...you are just too much fun!
candy colored studio podcast episode #40 - mary brickey: committing to failure, reaching balance by being out of balance, and curating the certain women art show
Meet Mary Brickey: mother artist of 6 creative humans. Mary is one of 3 curators in this year's Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art in Salt Lake, sponsored by the Zions Art Society.
In the episode she shares about her artist journey, making art with her brother Joseph Brickey...including murals for the Rome Temple...creating her first stained-glass piece for the show and the meaning behind this exquisite piece. I love Mary's heart. She shares her thoughts and beliefs so easily, this is a treasure of an episode. Enjoy!
candy colored studio podcast episode #39 - nicole woodbury: connecting math, science, music & nature with art, and curating the certain women art show
It's amazing what can happen all because of a semester abroad! For Nicole Woodbury, she discovered her love of sculpture, and found some lifelong friends in the process. Together they curated the first "Certain Women" art show last year. A second year, a second group of artist curators joined Nicole...another beautiful & thoughtful show. Listen and learn more about Nicole -- her artist journey...the contribution math, science, nature & music all have on her work...the things she gives up to pursue her passion (spoiler: naps may have been mentioned). She gives advice to anyone wanting to curate a show, describes her exqusite piece, its meaning, and shares some of her favorite pieces within this year's exhibit.
Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques - Opening Thursday Oct 3rd!
Last year a small group of women artists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were invited to participate in an art show. It was lovely and just the beginning of what its organizers envisioned.
This Fall, more than twice the number of women artists are participating (90 to be exact)...and the ladies shared in a recent podcast interview with the Zion Art Society that again, this is just the beginning. It's exciting to be a small part of the process, and I look forward to seeing the Certain Women Art Show continue to grow and included more and more artists from all over the world, creating in all mediums, styles and purposes.
This year, the artists were asked to create original pieces of artwork within a theme of a personal statement of purpose.
Here is the meaning behind my painting, "the waiting place" 48x48" circle oil on wood:
I tend to be a doer of sorts. Always getting things done, trying things out -- experimenting, and being ok with trips along the way. In between those trips, turns and learning experiences, I find it necessary to take time in my “waiting place.” There, I take a break from the action...and listen to my heart as my Heavenly Parents quietly whisper through the Holy Ghost words of comfort, direction, peace, and wisdom. It is there: my waiting place, where I learned that my purpose is to strengthen and support women.
Sometimes I think it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the expectations we place upon ourselves as women -- as “Certain Women.” Perhaps it’s a cultural pressure we feel, but it’s rarely divine. Our Heavenly Parents desire us to shine in our own way...to learn in our own way...and most vitally, to “become” in our own way.
Throughout the painting, you’ll find items that signify the exterior strains you or the women in your life may be feeling. Remember that you’re loved...and meant to bloom & blossom in your own way in order to realize your great potential. You are loved, you are needed, and you are exquisitely divine!
Come join us at the opening this Thursday evening,
October 3rd 2019, 6 pm
Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques
401 E 200 South, SLC
This year there is an opportunity to donate to continue this show as well as to fund a "people's choice" award. There will be a box at the show where you can vote on your top 3 artists (no small feat! So many beautiful pieces!).