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Claudine Ascher
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The Diptych Inside-Out
For the current call-for-entry exhibition I am conducting at the gallery I curate, I challenged artists with two constraints relative to artwork they could submit for the selection process: the format had to be a diptych and the subject matter had to be the...
The Diptych Inside-Out
The Diptych Inside-Out
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Selecting Artists
The Gallery Clay, stains 15” x 9” x 9” C. Ascher I am in the
final stages of the process, a yearly event, of visiting artists’ studios
following their submitting dossiers and exhibition proposals. I am looking for
artists to feature in next years’ schedules...
Selecting Artists
Selecting Artists
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The Picture is a Process
As I approach the end of another year, I consider the issues and solutions that have been the focus of my work as an artist who is also a gallery curator and an educator. In those roles, my greatest pleasures are either: -  to invite seasoned artists workin...
The Picture is a Process
The Picture is a Process
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For the Love of It
Look photo collage C. Ascher The white or silver haired, some limping or with uneven tread, some pushing walkers, wander in, focused at first on the ground. When they look up, they are surprised. They see art on the walls, and not the art they might expect ...
For the Love of It
For the Love of It
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Defiance
Defiant coloured pencil 44”x30” Claudine Ascher I have learned over many years of teaching art that it’s a fine line we walk as educators, whether we teach in ‘the system’ or in so-called ‘alternative’ venues. Too many times, when we think we’re imparting k...
Defiance
Defiance
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Molly's Message
I am Molly. I was a rescue. I came to my new home at 5 years of age with a serious case of periodontal disease caused by the neglect of my former family. It has resulted in my developing chronic rhinitis, a condition that leaves me struggling constantly to ...
Molly's Message
Molly's Message
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Art at Home
L’Art Chez Soi - Art at Home Exhibition  Fairview Pointe Claire April 8 to 28, 2017 Life as an artist has never been easy. It is particularly difficult at a time when the culture moves towards a purely profit-based retail mentality. This perforce promotes a...
Art at Home
Art at Home
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Art Education for Artists
The Art Lesson Cay, high relief C. Ascher University art education programs, at least the programs about which I am aware, seem to limit their training of teachers for elementary and secondary levels without requiring them to have proven artistic practices....
Art Education for Artists
Art Education for Artists
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To Sell or Not To Sell?
The Russian Coloured
pencil on paper  42"x36" C. Ascher How come when I don’t post anything for awhile on my
Blog, there is suddenly a large number of ‘audience’ from Russia in my
statistics listing who don’t actually seem to be reading my posts? Just
wonde...
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Showing Emotion
Head Spaces: Bonzai Clay, glazes Claudine Ascher I had dolls as a child. Of course I played with them, mostly by taking them on imaginary journeys, introducing them to magical and monstrous creatures of all kinds and telling them all kinds of stories. I lov...
Showing Emotion
Showing Emotion
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