summer is over

As I return to teaching talented art k-12, and prepare to teach art appreciation and art history for the first time, I realize it has been a good summer, and I am exhausted. I have managed to complete 71 new pieces, 2 solo shows, and 1 group show. There will be a reception for the exhibition in Monroe on August 22, 6-9pm. If you haven’t made it to the show in Shreveport, I encourage you to stop by. Once the work has been taken down on August 24, it will head to Graphite Gallery in New Orleans.

I was excited to read Lauren Buscemi’s review of “you, me, and everything in-between” in the most recent issue of the Forum. I think this is my favorite part:

“Viewers can get lost in the interpretive possibilities or they may stand back and enjoy the play between the deeply saturated color and intricate figures mixed with clever text. Chambers has constructed a stage for viewers to play out their own narratives and dramas.” ~Lauren Buscemi, The Forum, August 2013

I was also flattered to be interviewed by Rachel Stewart-Haas for her blog. She has a great collection of interviews with artists, so please check it out. I’m sure once you do, you’ll become a regular reader like me.

In more important news: I finished The Great Gatsby for the first time, and I’m two-thirds of the way through my third visit with Art as Experience. One of these days I’ll pick up After the End of Art again and try finishing it.

in the end, you won't be able to prove it, acrylic on panel, 10x20

in the end, you won’t be able to prove it, acrylic on panel, 10×20

when traveling, be sure to pack, acrylic on panel, 10x20

when traveling, be sure to pack, acrylic on panel, 10×20

if courses are departed form, the ends will change, acrylic on panel, 10x10

if courses are departed form, the ends will change, acrylic on panel, 10×10

this is how i would rather remember it, acrylic on panel, 10x10

this is how i would rather remember it, acrylic on panel, 10×10

I was one of the few guests who had been invited, acrylic on panel, 35x45

I was one of the few guests who had been invited, acrylic on panel, 35×45