| 10 May, 2014 21:56
| 14 January, 2013 07:41
An article by Glen Aaron, Attorney, Author, Blogger .... I am so excited to be a part of ArtiZen Outlet!!! What a wonderful opportunity for our local artists. Thank you Nina and Charles.
Nina Noel, ArtiZen
Excited!! That’s the word that immediately came to mind when I met Nina Noel. And it’s no wonder why she is so excited about her new venture. She and her husband, Charles Noel, have opened the ArtiZen Outlet across Loop 250 from the mall at 3404 W. Loop 250 North.
Nina’s excitement is contagious as you wander around the two-story facility filled with wide-ranging quality art from oil, pastel and water color of many different genre to eclectic jewelry, photography and pottery. There is also quality crafted furniture. In short, there is just no other place like it in Midland.
With a BA from Brooks Institute in photography, Nina has been in Midland about fifteen years. For seven of those, she taught photography at Trinity School, where she designed their initial program. She would tell her students, “a homemade cake is better than a microwave cake,” the inference being that they must learn photography from scratch, using 35mm, rolling their own film, using only black and white, and developing their own film in the dark room — in other words learn from scratch.
“Visual people can’t just walk by a thing of beauty without wanting to take a piece of it with
| 08 December, 2012 22:44
Mirror on Midland Studio tour at Barbara Noll's home and studio. What a wonderful experience. I spent the day talking to art patrons and discussing my watercolor paintings and my latests passion .... "Wearable Art", hand painted silk scarves. Many people took home wearable art for themselves or as Christmas gifts. I am still working on special orders that I took at the Studio Tour. Luckily my father-in-law agreed to make three new silk scarf painting frames over Thanksgiving to assist me with painting the larger scarves. I am still experimenting with the medium but loving that the artwork can be worn. ..... You can see my latests work at ArtiZen Outlet www.artizenoutlet.com.
| 05 December, 2012 06:34
In September the Museum of the Southwest organized a program for all of the 4th grade classes in Midland. I was invited to meet with fourth graders from various schools and tell them a little about what I do as an artist, discuss a few of my paintings, and why I paint. The theme of the talk was to be "What Inspires Art." Well it has been a long time since I have been around 4th graders and what an inspiration they turned out to be!! Most of the children were interested in art and a great number of them were already painting and creating art. I think what amazed me most about this experience was hearing these children talk about art. They discussed the paintings that I brought with me. I asked them questions like, "What is this painting about?" and "What do you think I was trying to say as an artist when I painted this?" Their answers were brilliant! I then asked them why they painted or drew and how it made them feel when they were painting or drawing. The experiences they described where very much the same as mine..... a feeling of being somewhere else, a release, excitement, peace, and sometimes a feeling of somehow being connected with yourself, your inner self. I believe it must be true that art is the common language. If that is true I ask myself why is it not more important in our American culture? Something to think about.
| 29 November, 2012 11:39
Well after much thought I have decided to have prints made of my artwork. I decided to do prints for several reasons. I have found that I really miss the pieces that have found a new home.... so I have decided to do prints so that I can see them in person once again. I have also come to realize that sometimes I am not ready for a piece of artwork to leave me at all so making prints will allow others to enjoy the piece even if I keep the original at home. I think the last deciding factor is that I have had many people as me to make prints because they enjoyed the original but it was sold before they could buy it or they just could not afford the price of the original piece. We will see how this goes .... another adventure in art .....
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