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First Friday Tonight, October 4th!

"Pieces 1-42" and "Time Stands Still"

“Pieces 1-42” and “Time Stands Still”

Please join me tonight from 6-10pm for First Friday! It might be a bit chilly, but it is well worth the effort!

First Friday Reception

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado 80204

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Please Join Me for First Friday Tonight!

The First Friday reception at Anthology Fine Art is starting in just a few hours. The opening reception last night was a success and, if you could not make it, I hope you can join me tonight! Champagne and snacks will be served.

Pieces by Jessica Forrestal

First Friday Reception September 6th  6-9pm

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado

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Pieces 34

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Thursday Evening Preview Opening September 5th

There will be a special preview opening at Anthology Fine Art on Thursday September 5th from 6-8pm.  If you do not want to brave the craziness of a First Friday on Santa Fe Drive, this is the event to attend!! Click on the link to RSVP.

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Pieces 28

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Pieces 30

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Pieces 29

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Solo Exhibition is One Month Away!

Pieces

by Jessica Forrestal

September 1st – October 12th

 

Opening Reception September 5th

6-8 PM

 

First Friday Reception September 6th

6-9 PM

 

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

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Pieces 17

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Piecing it Together

I have yet to share my newest body of work with the internet or gallery world.  I am set to debut the new work this coming August at Anthology Fine Art on Santa Fe Drive in Denver.  This particular body of work has been complete for a while, but I have been hesitant to blog about it because of its complex nature.  There are so many layers figuratively and literally and I find myself still putting all of the pieces together.  This is by far the most personally significant work I have created and with that comes some fear of releasing it into the world.  Pieces consists of forty-two 9″ x 10″ mixed media works.  When displayed, the work easily takes up  6′ x 7′, if not more.  The work was created with feverish passion in just three weeks.  Over the next few months, I will post each 9″ x 10″ work along with more in-depth narratives.

My initial concept started with a total of nine paintings and suddenly ballooned to forty-two.  The trick was finding a space large enough where I could work on all of the paintings at one time.  Each piece has varying amounts of wood paneling, mat board, dryer lint, acrylic paint, thread, and graphite drawings.  In order to ensure each individual piece could stand on its own as well as mesh with the group, each step had to be completed for all forty-two works before moving forward.     The images I am sharing today chronicle the start and growth of the body of work, showing the increase in size as well as the numerous layers constructed.  Stay tuned to see finished works and learn more about this newest series.

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So Much to Do–So Little Time

I have been busy completing so many different tasks, that the task of updating my blog got pushed to the back burner. The end of my teaching year is quickly approaching which means there has been piles of grading, student artwork to frame for our school  district show, and lesson plans in which to make final adjustments.  

Last I blogged, I included images of the mask I created for The Denver Hospice fundraiser. My mask is now up for auction on The Denver Hospice website and is on display at the Cherry Creek Shopping Mall in Denver. I have one bid so far, but I would love more!

I also participated in the Colorado Art Education Association’s Art Show that was on Santa Fe Drive in Denver for the month of April. Found #3 was on display along with many spectacular works of art created by art educators throughout the state of Colorado. Being that this was a juried show with many submissions, I was excited my painting was selected.

Finally, I am gearing up for another solo exhibition that opens this Friday, May 4th at The Brush and Comb in the Tennyson Street Art District in Denver. The reception is from 6-9 and I look forward to a wonderful evening!