Author Archives: Helen R. Klebesadel

About Helen R. Klebesadel

I am an artist.

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Moved to a new blog address. Join me!

Artist Helen Klebesadel has moved her art blog to her new website at http://klebesadel.com/blog/ Continue reading

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Susan Grabel: Art that Explores the Human Dimension of Social Issues

Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career. Continue reading

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The Art Of Resistance: The Exquisite Uterus

The more I have looked the more I have found systematic outrage across the country at the efforts to regulate women’s reproductive lives by imposing particular moral and religious perspectives. ..Many individuals, including artists, are fighting back in our own ways. Continue reading

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Creativity Lessons: Art, Nature, and Finding Our Inner Voices

Join us for Art Workshops at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Wyoming Valley School Cultural Center outside of Spring Green Wisconsin. Continue reading

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New paintings by Mary Kay Neumann, ‘Art Still Has Truth, Take Refuge There’

In her new exhibition Mary Kay Neumann’s wet-into-wet watercolor florals are alive with emotions of joy, conflict, and and the intrinsic beauty of life. Continue reading

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The high art of visibility: How I am learning to use social media to promote my art

There are lots of different ways for an artist to approach developing an on-line presence and build a social media network to bring visibility to their art. Developing a social media network is really developing an electronic way to stay in touch with people you know, and to meet and build relationships with others who share your interests. Continue reading

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Painting ‘Plein Air’ Watercolors and Creating Visual Memories

Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory. Continue reading

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The Art of the Little Free Library: Its Always The Season To Read

One-of-a-kind artist painted Little Free Libraries will be on display at the Story Pottery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the month of December. The non-profit Little Libraries project promotes reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world. Continue reading

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Documenting the Feminist Art Movement

I’ve been thinking a lot about how the media is representing the Occupy Wall Street Movement (now worldwide), how new social networking media allows it to control its message, and how it compares with how past activist movements focused on positive social change have been represented, particularly those associated with the feminist art movement. Continue reading

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