Those of you who have followed my blog for any length of time are likely to be familiar with The Pulse.
The Pulse is a collaborative experience that has been part of The Altered Page since January 2008. Its purpose has been to "tap into the pulse" of the online, art community. With so many talented and creative artists to follow, I thought it would be fun, informative, and inspiring to bring them together through a varied series of ongoing projects.
Since the very beginning, The Pulse has taken on a life of its own. It began as a blog project with five online editions, all of which can be accessed from my sidebar. Over 130 creatives participated in the most recent version.
From there it morphed onto paper, first as a limited edition zine and next as the basis for my two books published by North Light: The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed Media Artist. The project has been featured in magazines and independent zines. And along the way, there have been a series of live panels featuring artists from the book -- from New York to Colorado to Arizona.
And now, I am thrilled to announce that The Pulse is about to become a live exhibition.
The Pulse Project will take place at The Empty Spaces Project gallery in Putnam, Connecticut during the entire month of April 2015. Run by Paul Toussaint and Ann Monteiro, this was the space that recently hosted the 5 x 5 Small Works exhibition, also based on The Pulse.
Over 25 artists that were featured in my books are exhibiting their work at the show. I will be announcing the list of artists in the coming days. The exhibited pieces reflect the full range of mixed media and include assemblage, encaustic, collage, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, digital, fabric, jewelry and more. A number of the works were featured in the books although the majority are new.
For those of you in the area, the opening reception is being held on Friday, April 3 from 6-9pm at the gallery located on 114 Main Street in Putnam, Connecticut. There will be a number of artists from the show attending. The show officially closes on April 30.
I would never leave out those of you who are too far to attend however! There will be a virtual gallery on my blog for the run of the show with images, details, links, and prices for all the artwork in the exhibition. And I will of course be posting many images from the exhibition on all my sites.
After all, I want everybody to be able to keep their finger on The Pulse!