This past Friday I had the opportunity to join other St. Louis artists in vending for TechArtista in the City Wide Print Party event.
For the first time, I showed and sold my new ceramic series. I was thinking Ceramics by Leaux… or maybe Pottery by Leaux. There’s still a lot of branding to be done but I think I’m off to a good start.
I went into this with no expectations, only to show the world what’s been keeping me busy and out of public eye. To my surprise, I got a really good response! I think the theme of the night was, “These are really beautiful!!”, which is never not awesome to hear. I ended up selling half of what was on my table (definitely saved me when hauling this things back to my car!). It’s always funny to see the pieces you like least sale the most. This means some of my faves are left for me to kept or hand out to friends/family for Christmas gifts, which is not a bad plan at all.
If you’re reading this and interested in purchasing anything, let me know! I’ll give you a clue to what I have left. <3
A few friends and I have came up with the idea to create a space for Black artists to mingle, relax, and bask in our Blackness. Our new series, #ArtistInTheRoom focuses on just that. We had the pleasure of hosting Mickalene Thomas who currently has an exhibition up at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, showing Sep 8, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017.
We hosted Mickalene at a local vegan restaurant, SweetArt Bakery & Eatery. Present were talented artist friends, good food, and awesome music. This experience was rejuvenating and truly needed. I can’t wait to see what this project has in store for us!
I recently wrapped up a group exhibition at the RAC gallery titled, The Importance of Texture and Delicacy, an exploration of the concepts of emotional fragility and “Existence as Resistance” in Black Culture. The exhibition was curated by my dear friend, Katherine Reynolds and I also got a chance to show with some very talented ladies/friends (Eugenia Alexander, Jen Everett, & Katherine Reynolds)! We had a great turn out during our opening (June 23rd) and during our artist talk (August 4th). Check out some photos from the, A Revolution on its Own, series.
Eileen Chong is a local writer here in St. Louis who attended the artist talk and published an article about our exhibition. Read more here!