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first Edition. Volume 5
Part of the painting "Asian Puzzle" by Bob Ahodes
With every issue always comes a question, (jor me anyway) -what do we want to share with our readers? -What they might want to see or read?, And I think it's impossible to answer all those questions because each one of you are different and have different points of view of life on any subject, art, etc. What we really want is to give you an idea of who Marie was, telling you about her, through the experiences of her friends and former students, but most of all, we want just to inspire you (like she did with us) to be
creative, to be innovative everytim~\\sno'P.
you put a stroke of paint on ~o<;
your canvas and most of ~'(>~Q,
all (as we always say) IC)
ENJOY it! !. ck
By Jo Ann El-AssaI:
She never failed to be supportive, informative and endlessly creative.
She challenged and encouraged us to .--------. experiment, to grow,
Campus Lab school's two year Ed Bertin Painting to think, and to search
old program. (Christopher
and Ramsey are now 39 years
old and still dear friends). I was
visiting Marie's mother, Jo Cunningham, when I told Jo I sure wished that I could paint. Jo said, -"I'm surprised at you Jo Ann. Painting can be learned like any other subject!" - Well, I had grown up believing only 'talented' people ;md5'''' could paint! With Jo's
idea taking seed in my mind,
I called Marie a couple of weeks later and asked her to suggest someone who taught painting and drawing at night. So it began. I wonder how many of us are afraid to open those doors. Well Marie liked the doors WIDE OPEN! After I retired the FIRST thing I did was to sign up for a class with Marie.
was a friend long before I was able to study with her. We met when our sons were in the SDSU
I think that's why most of us do art, to enjoy our passion and produce passion, but, if we start losing the joy while we work, then what's the point of doing it anymore.
That's what Marie left us, she
kept us very motivated to keep
painting, to find ourselves through
art and enjoy every minute of it...
and we hope -that in certain ways-
we inspire you to do that too.
Nora J. Clemens
JacHie Grace 619-~~e-IOIB
Sandy Garman sandygarmanl@coH.net
DESIGn: nora J. Clemens
nora J. Clemens. Boh Rhodes.
for our own creative expression. She brought us all together and guided our individual development. She pushed us to respect our own work, to frame our pieces and to hang and show. This was teacher Marie. You would think with all she brought to the class room she would not have had time or energy for her own career but you would be wrong. Marie inspired us in another very important way. She let us see her personal passion through her own career. She showed
us her failures and well as her successful pieces. She pushed through and was tremendously productive and creative with her own work. Yes, she inspired on many levels and we all benefited from our connec-
tions to her.
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June Schilling showing her worN at San Diego Hospice.
June and one of her collages.
Photos: Georgina Clemens
Photos: Georgina Clemens One of Georgina's efforts (not quite
Clemens had a collage workshop at her home in July. The San Diego area has been mostly cool this summer, but the weather warmed up quite a bit for the two day event. Marie Wordell had a collage workshop at Georgina's home the two previous summers. They were
always so inspiring and a lot of creativity was tapped. So another summer arrived and we tried again. Those of you who braved the heat called upon some of Marie's enthusiasm and produced some nice pieces.
We hope to meet again next summer for more camaraderie and collage.
JacNie Grace and Bob having a mini critique in Georgina's studio.
Bob Rhodes who has helped Negp the tradition going.
Eileen Helly a former student of marie's enjoying the uorhshop .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . members .
lillian Schuler, Georgina Clemens, JacHie Grace, Ed Bertin, Jane Swan, June Schilling, Sandy Garman, nora Clemens, Gale Vavra, Sherry CronHey, Jan Triley, Edie Olmstead, Jennie Bottoms, mary Alice Stanley, Joan EI-Assal. Lee Anne B., Paul Brogden, Jay Gnessin, Emily Tryforos.
'former students of marie Wordell or other artists are wellcome.
The "long and the short oj it" is; .. I awoke one morning in the mid '90's, and decided I wanted to experience what "A--R--T" was all about. I met Marie Wordell, started her class-
es,jell in love with creating, and I'm still doing it.
from left top to right bottom: "Locl1ed In #3~", "Red Series # 3", "Locl1ed In #~3", "Cause and Effect #9(", "VorteH #~" and "Bags and Bows" from Bob Rhodes.
By: Bob Rhodes
Most of the time, I don't start with any fixed idea as to what I'm going to paint. I find that this is the exciting aspect of creating art, going with the flow. It appears to be a collaboration between myself and ART. The phrase "in the zone" makes so much sense to me; for once I start putting color to paper or canvas, I like to let inspiration dictate the direction the piece will take. This can become
a heady experience - for it means giving up control of any preconceived idea of what I think: the piece should become. And I do have some "control" issues. But when I think: "I'm doing this for the fun of it", then the "muses" open doors that I didn't know existed.
I think: Marie must have thought along these lines. I never consciously intended to mimic her art, as much as I liked it, but I do think: there has been
a certain amount of her thinking that I intuitively picked up. I can't imagine having started painting with anyone other than my friend and inspiration, Marie Wordell.
From my perspective, she knew exactly how to encourage you, how to critique your work, suggesting corrections without dampening ones enthusiasm and let you alone when that is what you wanted. She was a master at that. How lucky could I have been to have met her at just the right time. She still lives on in so many of us.
It was my honor and sad duty to accompany her out of Foothills School on her last day there. Those years with her at Foothills, are still all great memories, along with so many friends I made there.
"Celtic # c"
"Hitcher and Von # c"
"Some of my favorite Artists"
"Down by the Pond"
"ShQlf lifQ II"
Artist: Jo Ann [I-Assai TQchniquQ: Acrylic mQasurQmQnts: IC"Hlc" (wrap around) Contact Information: 619 C8C-83SS
Jorge Leon, Betsy Brown and Nora Clemens-Gallo had an Art Reception at Dr. Grosmark's gallery this past July 15th, 2010.
Friends andfamily gathered to enjoy a colorful display of talent. Each artist, employing various painting techniques, but with the same love of color, produced a beautiful variety of works for everyone to enjoy.
The show was well recieved ran through September 10, 2010.
PhotoS: nora Clemens
Scenes of the successful Art Show at Hospice. The artists Bob Rhodes and Ed Wordell possing with some fellows artists and friends.
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Due date to receive pictures, October 31st, 2010
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Din~ctions to Crest Community Center: Hwy 8 to Greenfield Drive. Right at Greenfield Drive, go to the 1st signal light. This is La Cresta Road, turn left (the only way to turn). It is three miles up to the top of the hill. At the top there is a fork in the road. Please stay to the right, follow the yellow line in the middle of the road past a Pizzaria and store on your right. Continue on this road for just a little way to Park Drive. It's the street that runs on the right side of Nancy Jane Park. Tum right onto Park Drive. The Clubhouse is on the right side across from the park.
There is a wrought iron fence in front of the Clubhouse. The address is 113 No. Park Drive.
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