by Maureen Fitzmahan

Zoey, Tony, Brian, Annelise

The 2nd Salon* of the 3rd series of The Art Junket was hosted by Ana Perches.

The Salon was attended by 13 artists: Erin Mahollitz, Katie Strange, Maureen Fitzmahan, Tony Jones, Brian Nelson, Tao Graham, Randolph Torres, Annelise Dohrer, Ana Perches, Katie Osenga, Lucy Beck, Zoey Olbum, and Kate Sbani.

This months’ theme, Genesis, inspired many of us to do a reexamination of our work and our work process.  For those of us who have been around for a long time, I believe that our work has reached new heights. We have many new members.  The diversity of work and members is seen in the kind of art being produced.

The Artists

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The Art

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*We have renamed the Art Junket meetings, “Salons.”

We’ve decided to label our meetings “salons”  because they are so much more than just meetings.  They are mini exhibitions, when we have the unique ability to hear each artist tell us how she/he made the art piece, what his challenges were, and where she plans to go next in her art.  
According to Wikipedia, “A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another,  and partly to refine the taste,  and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse”). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until as recently as the 1940s in urban settings.” (Wikipedia