SMFA Art Sale

Fall brings beautiful foliage, sweater weather, and the SMFA Art Sale!!! I have five pieces in the sale. Here is the link:

https://smfaartsale.tufts.edu/public_artistpage.php?ContactID=1961

 

Summer Summary

There are four more days left of summer and I am not ready for it to end. However, this summer has been eventful both personally and creatively. On a personal level, a painful moment (my uncle died on July 3rd) has been another lesson in our time is very limited and we must make every moment count. This has made me realize that I need to get my writing out there. No one is going to come and ask for it. So, this fall I will be on a submission frenzy. 

On a creative level, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. This is a magical place. My first experience at the FAWC was in 2008 when I won the Walker Scholarship and took a life changing workshop with Robin Hemley. I attended two more summers taking workshops with Nick Flynn and Stephen Elliot. All three writing workshops have contributed to me slowly putting together a memoir collection. However, this summer was the first time I was awarded a scholarship to take a visual arts workshop with Bert Yarborough. This was life changing in a different way. I've always identified as a writer and feel confident in calling myself that. I am still not comfortable with the label of artist. Being awarded this scholarship made me feel a little more confident about calling myself an artist. 

Bert's approach to printmaking is a playful one. I really appreciated the freeness of the workshop. Below are some of the work I created:

 

Countdown to Summer

Things have been very busy. Somerville Open Studios was a great success. It was great to meet fellow art lovers/supporters and to sell some art. This year in collaboration with celebrating Somerville's 175th anniversary, Somerville Open Studios gathered its volunteers past and present for a group photo in the 2017 map. This year's Open Studio was focused on celebrating the city. I was lucky enough to have four art pieces displayed in three venues in Somerville.

"Two Definitions of a Black Woman" was displayed at the Somerville Museum for the Somerville Open Studios First Look Show.. "Roxy Grrrl" and "My Plus-Size Thoughts"  were displayed at Diesel Cafe for the Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Show. "Donut Selfies" was displayed at Union Square Donuts for The Donut Show. I have to say it was pretty cool to be a part of these three shows but also to be a part of celebrating the anniversary  of Somerville. I love this city!!!

 

Somerville Open Studios Volunteer Show

I am writing this blog post while on vacation in Miami, FL. I got to spend time with my sister's family and spend much needed time with an old friend. I also got to peruse Duval Street in Key West. As much as I would like to spend another week here, I have to make my way back to Somerville to prepare for Open Studios. Here are some key dates to see my work and the work of other Somerville artists

Volunteer Show: Opening Reception Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibit on View: April 10-May 12, 2017

Somerville Open Studios: May 6th & 7th Go to www.somervilleopenstudios.org for more info.

 

Welcome to ToriWestonWriterArtist.com

Welcome to my website. My hope for ToriWestonWriterArtist.com is to share my writing and artwork as well as highlight artist and writers I am obsessed with. My Shop is still a work in progress but I will soon have limited prints for sale. Also, I will add a Media section that will include my RAW Artist video with sound, links to published works, and websites I love. 

Thank you for checking out my site. 

Tori