My Smithsonian Circus Arts Exhibition & Demo

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My Circus-themed paintings and I were invited to exhibit in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Circus Arts Folklife Festival on the National Mall of the United States over the 4th of July week, 2017. The huge colorful circus tents and flags are up at the Smithsonian Mall and filled with over 700 famous circus performers ready to go! My part is being in my “happy place,” mingling with the greatest living circus acts, while painting under the Big Top. OMG! And wouldn’t you know it… the July/August 2017 Smithsonian issue front cover features (what else?) THE NEW AMERICAN CIRCUS. The story features artists nationwide who are reinventing the Big Top. I am beyond delighted to be invited to participate. This good news all fell together like dominoes… at the opening of my Magic Circus Family exhibition at the sarasota Art Center Gallery, the Smithsonian, the Curator of the Circus Arts program walked in. We talked – I said YES. And that’s how I was invited to exhibit and paint at the Circus.  To read an interview by Elise Hough about my experience, click on here.