153 Main Street
Cold Spring, New York 10516
April 9th through the 30th
Artists: John Allen, Jane Arnold, Ada Pilar Cruz, Barbara Smith Gioia, Grace Knowlton, Martee Levi, Maria Pia Marrella, James Murray, Marina Yashina
Reception for the Artists:
April 9th Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Work on view: Thursdays to Sundays
12:00 to 6:00 pm or by appointment
Tomorrow is April Fools Day.
Don’t be foolish…join us for Daryl Zang’s artist reception.
April 1, 2010, 5 – 7:00pm
Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Art.
Community Gallery, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
HOURS: Tues – Sun, 11am – 4pm
Museum Website: www.springfieldmuseums.org
Addmission is Free
Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
Daryl’s works are also available as limited edition signed giclee prints. Visit her website at www.Zangstudios.com for ordering and info.
I recently rediscovered my local library. I can’t imagine why it escaped me the last 5 years, but it’s a wonderful environment in which to work. My library was recently remodeled and now comes equip with sloping ceilings, exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows. I have a favorite spot. It’s tucked in back with a comfortable chair next to a window that receives sunshine all afternoon. It’s quiet, of course. While working at the library, I find I can complete entire thoughts, work through solutions, plan, organize and get work done in a peaceful setting. I’m incredibly productive there and I come home feeling happy and refreshed. The library makes me feel like I’m hiding out.Read More»
I had an excellent day yesterday! It started with a productive morning with a good deal of client work accomplished… just like that! There were many emails sent and replied to and phone conversations were exciting and on target. It seemed like everyone was available at the exact same time I was. I spoke with some incredibly smart people (always a pleasure). And I asked some questions of others that might have caused ripples. I love ripples. I question things… it’s what I do.
In considering the pros and cons of ripples, I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe I’d be better off if I didn’t disturb the status quo; I have a tendency to do so. Pondering this made me think however of one of the strongest attributes and most wonderful things about designers… And this is one of the reasons you want to hire a professional designer.
One of the designer’s great talents is to question things. They bring fresh eyes into a situation and often ask questions of their clients such as “Why are you doing things this way?” From that question, comes much information about the client’s organization and that information is what designers use to create effective and successful visual communications. Designers can create a bit of ruckus sometimes with their curiosity but the questions we ask are not meant to be mean or judgmental. It’s fact finding. And it’s done with the intention of best being able to assist those whom we are working with.
It’s not like designers have had their jobs forced on them. Not like the old days when an employee stayed at a job they hated for 20 or 30 years. Designers choose to be designers and often design is our lifestyle… our air. We love to talk with clients about their dreams and their missions, to share goals together and to receive new opportunities to be our best creative selves.
So the next time your designer starts picking away at you asking questions, remember it’s because we want to create something for you based on your needs, your mission, and what you might be looking at for the future.
Do you need a creative sidekick? Contact me… I’ll probably ask you some questions
I wanted to be a lawyer. Constitutional law, in fact. So, in 1993 I went back to college as an adult with two small children at home and all the many responsibilities of a grown-up. Attending college as an adult was certainly challenging. I remember saying “How much harder can this be than a full time job?” Let me tell you…it was a lot harder. I attended Middlesex Community College, in Middletown, Connecticut. I worked hard at my studies because like a bad credit report, I had to reinvent myself. I had attempted college once before right out of high school and, rather than study, I found partying more to my liking. My failure at college was, of course, documented on my transcript and my past worked against me.Read More»