Sunday, May 27, 2018

Recent Acrylic Work on Panels

RECENT ACRYLIC WORK ON PANELS

As a member of CNY Public Art Task Force, I participated in various shows and art fairs. The work shown is copyrighted and sold. Each piece is part of a series developed for different purposes.

Homage to Calder Series, #2  ©  6 x 6 in.
acrylic. Courtesy Public Art Task Force
Homage to Calder Series, #1  © 6 x 6 in.
acrylic. Courtesy Public Art Task Force
Spectra series, Prism #3 © 6 x 6 in.
acrylic. Courtesy Public Art Task Force
Bamboo #3 ©,  6 x 6  in.
acrylic. Courtesy Public Art Task Force
Raining Petals ©, 6 x 6 in.
acrylic. Courtesy Public Art Task Force



Some of My Classic Work

SOME OF MY CLASSIC WORK

I began my art career using classic media: watercolor, oils, charcoal and pastels.

At The Lab series, #1 ©,
12 x 14 in. Charcoal,
A. Arrey-Wastavino,
Courtesy Dr. P. Cid.

Oceana, 12 x 16 in. ©, oil pastel,
A. Arrey-Wastavino.

The Walker, 8 x 11 in. ©, watercolor
A Arrey-Wastavino
Courtesy Conceptions Southwest

Echoes series:
Woman & Butterfly, 12 x 16 in. ©,
pastel, A. Arrey-Wastavino

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Recycled Materials

REASSIGNING MATERIALS 
HAS BECOME MY PASSION

Instilling the concept of sustainability among young prospective artists is an invaluable asset for the future. Manipulating recycled materials is a versatile opportunity for children to be creative.
A multi-age group at a community center sponsored by a university, turned into a successful art exhibit at a well visited art gallery. Younger kids, 6-10 years old worked in teams; older participants had the option to work individually.
Here are some of the results.

The hands and the heart
illuminate. The heart lite blinks.

                                      The concept of 
                                       capturing light



Recycled tape and fibers
Non-traditional materials: 
seeds, tablecloths, wire, and others

 
       Syracuse University, 
College of Arts and Sciences 
      Educators’ Award, 2012.
Monochromatic collage
            

Monday, May 14, 2018

2nd graders as designers

KIDS AS DESIGNERS WORKING IN THEIR JOURNALS

I've been a teaching artist for many years. I truly enjoy having the opportunity to teach arts. Here are some of my magnificent experiences with second graders.







Mosaics & Collages

TWO OF MY FAVORITE TECHNIQUES 

IN THE FINE ARTS

I expose children to color offering few guidelines, enough for their imagination to let creativity fly. These are some of the results with 2nd graders.