Monday, September 29, 2014

Mollie Kellogg Artist Demo, La Mesa, CA, Thursday, October 2, 2014, Open to the Public


The Power of Painterly Play
Accessing Your Magick 

ARTIST MOLLIE KELLOGG DEMOS AT FOOTHILLS ART ASSOCIATION


Excerpt from FOOTNOTES Newsletter. October 2014 -- Creative sorceress Mollie Kellogg, who will demonstrate her work following the Foothills meeting on October 2nd, conjures a “magickal” world on canvas. Mortals are transformed into mystical beings draped in mysterious fabrics, adorned with jewels and leaves, often wearing messy makeup with a signature flash of color under their eyes. True-to-life figures emerge from a textured, glitter-embedded realm, evoking a Mother Nature archetype. Power, strength, attraction, empathy, and vulnerability fight for dominance.

On October 2nd following the Foothills meeting, Mollie Kellogg will demonstrate the multi-step process she uses to create the “magickal” abstract backgrounds that serve as the under-painting for her Incognito Witches. The “blocking-in” and “pouring” techniques she will share encourage the artist to play, pretend, make a pretty mess, while letting go of controlling the outcome.



“As I circled the wet painting dropping in a splash of paint from a condiment dispenser, a pinch of glitter, tossing in a few foil stars, a sprinkle of watercolor powder, topped off with little hearts when there is love in the on-canvas relationship -- it is not lost on me that I am concocting a painterly potion that will become the magical realm from which my witches emerge. I imagine the foil and the additional dots of paint around their heads leading up off the top of the canvas are their spiritual or energy connection to the universe.” -- Mollie Kellogg on her “pouring” process


Mollie's mixed-media, award-winning figurative paintings have sold internationally and have been shown in galleries throughout the United States. See paintings and videos at molliekellogg.com. Contact Mollie at artist@molliekellogg.com.
 
Mollie Kellogg will demonstrate her “magick” techniques on
Thursday, October 2nd (6:30 pm) at the Foothills Art Gallery
following the Foothills’ members meeting.
Everyone is welcome!


Foothills Art Association
at
Porter Hall Gallery
4910 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, 91942
(619) 464-7167

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Award-winning short film "Incognito Witch: Paint My Life" screens in Los Angeles, Sun., Sept 21, 2014



Heal One World's
Awareness Film Festival
official selection
Incognito Witch: Paint My Life
screens at
Promenade Playhouse
1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
Sunday, September 21, 2014  12pm



   

ABOUT THE FILM:

The Incognito Witch goes to great lengths to hide her true identity. She feels imprisoned by societal pressures, and is scared to let her true inner magick shine. Through difficult self-examination, she discovers the key to freedom. The Incognito Witch character is inspired by Artwork by Mollie Kellogg.  

"I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility," says Kellogg, who has taken her message from canvas to film. Mollie stars in the short film Incognito Witch: Paint My Life (winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London), which will screen at Heal One World's Awareness Film Festival at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, Sun., Sept. 21, 12pm.


LYRICS:

In these clothes
In this car
In the mirror
What do I fear?
It's not a reflection of me.

In my head
In my chest
Fingers chilled
The pressure builds.
My pris-ner trying to break free.

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

In the dark
All alone
In this cell
Who cast this spell?
Pray for escape, but could I flee?

If I died
Would they find
Me inside?
Magically tied
An unlived life. Alone. Unseen.

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

The clock ticks
Time betrays
Must break free
Who has the key?
Could it be, it was always me?

Here it comes
The final call
One last dance
My only chance
To find my own way back to me....

Am I wrong to want
What I don't have?
Or, is it all in my head?  

The pains of the past are my prison.
I'll take my magick brush
And paint a life I recognize.

In these clothes
In this car
In the mirror
I do not fear?
It's just a reflection of me....   



Can't make the screening? WATCH HERE.