May 30, 2009
So I've been bad at blogging lately. Mostly been working on pieces for upcoming shows, like the canvas above. I'll just mention a couple other new things; I was invited to give a commencement address for the 2009 graduating class of the New School for the Arts & Academics a few days ago at the Mesa Arts Center. It was an honor, and kind of made feel a little bit older. I was pretty nervous, and hadn't been able to prepare so I had to wing it, but it seemed like it went well. I also just happened to notice I have a feature in the latest issue of Garage magazine (above) which was a nice surprise. I have a few really cool silkscreen prints in the works that I'm excited about too, I'll have more info on those soon....
May 6, 2009
So this is from an email I just got recently:
"My name is Jeff Moring and I am a highschool art teacher in a little town called Manteca, CA. I just wanted you to know that you are a huge inspiration to many of my advanced art students. I have a student named Mirna Castillo who adores your work. I am sending you a couple of pieces she replicated using acrylic, watercolor, and color pencils.
I Thought you might want to see how you can influence young adults/students without even being aware of it (pretty interesting thought)! Keep painting...because there are many of us who love what you do!
THANKS FOR INSPIRING THE MANY OF US!"
I hope they don't mind me posting this, but I was very humbled, impressed, and wanted to share it. I think I forget just how much public art can actually affect people. My thanks to Jeff and Mirna... keep up the great work!!
(the pieces on the left & right depict old murals I painted with Retna & Reyes)
UPDATE!: More info here from Juxtapoz. This is one cool high school...