The Sound of One Hand: Reaching Beyond the limits of Traditional Ink Painting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CVAA ~ Valley Girls Gallery


Casey Shannon Sumi-e
CVAA ~ Valley Girls Art Gallery

I am pleased to share with you my new instillation of original Asian hanging scrolls and framed sumi-e at Carmel Valley Art Association ~ Valley Girls Art Gallery. I have cards and matted fine art reproductions available also. This is the Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

The gallery is located at:
#2 Chambers Lane
Carmel Valley Village, CA.
831-659-2441



Carmel Valley Art Association (CVAA) @Valley Girls Gallery is co-owned by John and Shelley A Aliotti  (shelley designs).  They have created a successful model … a juried art association which showcases talented local artisans. The artists rotate into their gallery for three to six month periods;  they also work in the gallery once a month to meet and greet the community.

Please visit my page on the gallery website: CLICK HERE


If you are in this quaint little town nestled in the oak trees, stop by this fantastic gallery.

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

凱西香儂齋


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OSA ~ 2015 Spring Juried Show


Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S. W. Park Pl.
Portland, Oregon

Since 1927 the Oregon Society of Artists has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The OSA nurtures and promotes Oregon artists by providing exhibit opportunities, coordinating educational programs.and doing various art-related projects for the community.

2015 Spring Juried Show


 I am pleased to share with you that my sumi-e work has been accepted into the 2015 Spring Juried Show. I am an Active Member of this art society.

Opening Reception ~ March 8th
1pm to 4pm

Show runs until April 3rd 


Orchid Tea
by Casey Shannon


Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Copyright ©  Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved

凱西香儂齋


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Manhattan Arts International


Manhattan Arts International is a creative community of art professionals, founded by Renée Phillips, promotes and rewards artistic excellence through curated art programs. Designed for art enthusiasts and art professionals. Read about art leaders and creative visionaries from around the world.

 Wabi Sabi - Rising Up
Sumi-e by Casey Shannon

I am pleased to share with you that I am a featured artist in Manhattan Arts International. Please read an article about me and my sumi-e art written by founder Renee Phillips.

Here is a link to the article.

Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved.

凱西香儂齋
 


 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Year of the Goat/Sheep




Goat Calligraphy by Tai Oi Yee of Canada
North America Branch Member - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

Today, February 19, 2015 is the start of the Chinese New Year of the Goat or Sheep or Ram. Millions of people celebrate Chinese New Year. In Chinese translation, there is no difference between Goat, Sheep, or Ram.

Respected feng shui master Chen Shuaifu has offered his predictions on what the lunar year of 2015 might bring, according to Chinese astrology. The Year of the Sheep — which is also known as the Year of the Goat — is expected to be bleak on the financial front. "The property business is not good now, which may affect the global economy a lot," Chen said. "It is not a good economic year." He added that people should be cautious when investing money. "If you must do it, please make it at the second half of the year," Chen advised. And it looks to be a bad year for love and family, as Chen advises that the Year of the Sheep is bad for finding new relationships and for having babies. 

People expected to have a good year are those born in the Year of the Snake, or people born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.  In contrast, those born in Year of the Ox — or 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009 — including President Barack Obama, are expected to have a difficult year. 

Usually those born under the same astrological sign as the incoming zodiac sign will suffer an unlucky year — Chen warns that this will be particularly true this year for Sheep women (those born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003), who will face more difficulties in finding love.
To improve your fortunes this year, Chen advises people to wear black and blue, and to carry sheep talismans or accessories to help ward off bad luck. 

Chinese fortune-telling, including feng shui, is based on ancient philosophy and the belief that events are dictated by balancing the five elements that make up the universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" -- is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives, homes and offices based on its rules to maximise their luck and wealth.


 
Ram Sumi-e by Lilith Ohan of Canada
North America Branch Member - ICCPS

 
Goat Sumi-e by Kalpa MacLachlan of Holland
North America Branch Member - ICCPS
 

Ram Sumi-e by Patricia Larkin Green of USA
North America Branch Member - ICCPS

Casey Shannon
Director of the North America Branch - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society
国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved


凱西香儂齋
 
 
 







Thursday, January 29, 2015

Healing Power of Art

Recovery Art from Casey Shannon

The Amazing Power of Art in Healing

I have experienced first hand the amazing power of the creative process in healing. You never really know what life has in store for you. Several years ago, I encountered an event that would change my life forever. I experienced a massive left hemisphere brain-stem stroke four days after my 36th birthday. In an instant, I was paralyzed. I could not breathe, speak, walk, and I lost the use of my dominant right hand. Needless to explain, this was very devastating and the prognosis for my recovery was bleak. I worked very hard in rehabilitation (years actually) and slowly learned to talk again and walk as well, eventually obtaining added assistance with  my licensed service dog, Gabe.

However, I did not recover the use of my dominant right arm and hand. So, I taught myself to draw with my left hand and used this activity and my drawings as an integral part of my stroke recovery. As soon as I could sit up in a wheel chair, I began drawing with a vengeance. I just intuitively knew art would save my life. There is something about the creative process that is absolute healing. I knew this deep inside myself and worked toward recovery with art as healing. 

Here is a wonderful article written by Renee Phillips about the 'Healing Power of Art'. This article was written for 'Professional Artist Magazine' 

Casey Shannon 
Director of North America Branch - ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家

Copyright © Casey Shannon Studio Art. All rights reserved.

凱西香儂齋



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