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of
The Closing Reception

for Debra Cortese's Art Exhibition at Starbucks
featuring the "Dryspills" (coffee inspired art) and Cortese's magical

Plant Spirit Images

 

photo right: Artist Debra Cortese with Starbucks Event Coordinator, James Earhardt (left) and Manager, Chris Young (right)

DRYSPILLS - coffee-inspired art (?) What do you see in these images?
For all you critics/art lovers and just plain curious beings... the ‘dryspill’ images are intended to be fun, light, amusing. Entertainment art :-) and definitely not my usual spirit visions (which I happen to think are also fun in a joyous/magical perspective. From a different place entirely - or maybe not?)

Admittedly, I’m a serious morning coffee person. Without that first cup... I shudder to even consider the possibilities!
A few months ago I started noticing the intriguing images created from the drips that remained when I’d finished pouring the life-giving, rich, deep-brown morning elixir into my favorite cup.

There, on my stovetop, between the circular patterns of the electric coils... (by the way, as soon as I can, I’ll install gas instead and my friends can laugh again when my daughter and I bbq hot dogs over the gas flames right in the comfort of the kitchen) ...were graphic images, dried old coffee spills that looked like ??... creatures! Something to be photographed and ...of course! turned into prints. Prints of old, spilled coffee. Sometimes several days of spills melded together because I knew it could be a better image with just a little more spill. Jenna, my 12 yr old just rolled her eyes - a frequent response to many of my creative projects.
Dryspells. Usually implied for writers block.?.. Certainly applicable to artist blocks or anytime you’re drained of creative ideas... a dry spell. A Dry Spill!

So, here are the first 9 (and possibly only) dryspills.

What do they look like to you? Write down your first impressions and send them to me in an email. Anything goes... the critique is part of the art!! but please try to keep it PG-13 rated so I can post
the feedback on my blog ;-)

SEND YOUR COMMENTS IN AN EMAIL TO:
dryspills@debracortese.com


update 1.16.08:
collect the series of 9 DRYSPILLS!

Artist's Proofs currently being auctioned on EBAY.
Click here


Painted Jenna (artist's daughter) above
& rt:
Adriana Tio - Art For The Animals
Poet, Musician and Sculptor
chatting pre-showtime
Rafael Manresa, teller of mystical tales- left;
watching/listening to Dance PlanetX above;
Rob Ziebro reading his original poetry
above right;

Cortese's Vervain Devas
above, right
 


Pictures from '05 CLOSING RECEPTION
Art Exhibit of Plant Spirit Images

and 'dryspills'
by Debra Cortese


AND...
LIVE Music, Sculpture,
Storytelling, Poetry, Facepainting

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
- - -
Fred Caravetta
Wildlife 3-D "watercolor in steel" sculptures featuring
Praying Mantis, Iguana & Fighting Cock
http://www.caravetta.com
- - -
Rafael Manresa
Teller of Mystical Stories
"Fairy Stories and More..."
http://www.gaiaphoto.com
- - -
Deborah Starbuck
Mural Artist, & Face Painting for This Event
- - -
Adriana Tio
Mosaic Artist, & Face Painting for This Event
and ART FOR THE ANIMALS info
- - -
Robert Ziebro
Author/Poet, - Poetry Reading for This Event
- - -
~ LIVE MUSIC ~
featuring
DANCE PLANET X
"A new wave dance band that looks like Cibo Matto
and sounds like
Jellybean Benitez-era Madonna...
Makkada Selah/NEW TIMES
http://www.danceplanetx.com
- - -
special guest appearance ;-) by
The GNOMES
these mythical characters just keep following us around!
http://www.plant-spirits.com/theGnomes.html


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