Visual Passion Progress
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 05:38PM
Mikel Frank Gerard Amsellem

These past few weeks have been busy ones for us. On May 19, thanks to Rick and Micha at the GAS Gallery and Studio, Mikel and Gerard created another large scale painting on 5, 24" x 80" doors (see video on our Video Page). It was a very creative day. These doors will be hinged to make them self standing screen like walls that will be used for the "tunnel of love" entry way into the Visual Passion: On Love Experience at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. This past weekend (June 2/3) we participated in two wonderful open studio tours. On Saturday we were at our Riker Hill Art Park studio and met many knew and wonderul artists and art lovers. Our door painting mentioned above was on display and we talked up the Visual Passion Experience to folks who seemed thrilled to hear about it and told us they looked forward to being part of it in July. On Sunday we had to split up and Gerard stayed at Riker while Mikel set up his studio at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to talk to people on the South Orange/Maplewood Artist Studio Tour about the upcoming Visual Passion Experience happening right there at Gallery 1978. It was a great day and many people were exicited to hear about the project. Mikel met many wonderful individuals and families and reconnected with some old friends. Soon we will be painting the other 5 doors that will represent the dark side of love and create the other wall of the "Tunnel of Love." The buzz for this event continues with a new feature describing Visual Passion: On Love in the recent issue of Matters Magazine (Page 40)



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