THE CHICKEN COOPIn 1933, Washington State built our house as a farm testing area. The Art Coop really was a chicken coop but only used as one for two years.Our Coop is 13' by 28'.
YOUR ARTIST AND INSTRUCTOR
Ms. Lou Carver (right)
Ginger Keogh and Lou Carver
Ginger and I worked toward making the Art Coop a reality for the past five years, teaching classes and putting all our funds into the Coop kitty. In July 2008, Ginger moved to Scotland to be close to her husband's family. I really miss Ginger and know she will be here in spirit.
"We need to share how we make our art or it will be lost."
With 25 years of my professional career in graphic design and marketing, I find myself focusing on the WOW factor when creating art. I love to tell the viewer that there is a bowling ball under that mosaic or the concrete leaf is not real but once was!
I have moved through the fine arts from watercolor, stain glass, quilting, glass beaded jewelry and now mosaic and concrete forms. I am a very tactile artist: I move and work fast like my personality and enjoy finishing a piece in one sitting.
I never really have a complete picture in my minds eye of what my piece will look like when it’s finished. I always start with a simple line and work outward. My pieces never cease to amaze me how everything magically comes together. Even the failures can be turned into a positive by just a little more work, different view point or even saved to appear in another piece.
My goal as an artist is to share the knowledge of how to make anything into something and have FUN doing it. You don’t have to feel creative to be creative, or be an artist to make something artistic. Just to be given the opportunity changes the energy into inspiration and a passion for your piece follows. WOW!!!...I can't believe I just wrote this.
I have taught at the Spokane Art School, Corbin Center, Tin Man, Lewiston YWCA and assisted with art projects for kids at the MAC, Garland Days and the Children's Museum.