30×30 art show @ The Ann Arbor Art Center- March 24th & 25th

by Corryn Jackson

I have spent the last month, everyday, at least once thinking about or actually painting this series. Now I can breathe. It’s been an amazing experience and I have learned a lot about myself and challenged my artistic skill. About a year ago I had the idea to paint a series based on childhood “friends” or icons in my mind. I focused completely on the 80s, the homies I met my first 10 years. I made a list of 40+ characters that meant a lot to me growing up. Over Christmas my sister sent me a call for artists at the Ann Arbor Art Center for the 30X30 show. It is a sale of 30 works by 30 artists in 30 days on sale for $40 each. Whew. The artists receive a commission but ½ goes to raise funds for low-income households to take Art Center courses for free. PERFECT for my icon series! So I applied and got accepted!

So that’s why I decided to paint:

“Team Childhood- Portraits of Players”

Its really sad to be done now, I have spent so much time with these chosen characters (which was such a hard choice!) They’re my buddies surrounding my tiny apartment everyday. My friends. On Sunday I am bringing them to the Art Center and it will be hard to let them go. The show is on March 24 & 25, 12-5 PM.  I have no control on who gets what, its first come first serve. Once pieces are sold the patron takes the work with them so people tend to line up about an hour before to get first pick and see the show. On Friday, March 23rd the Art Center is open till 6pm so if anyone wants to see all the work as one go to the third floor gallery @ 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. Sorry no presales are allowed. If a piece sells and you REALLY wanted it I can totally be commissioned to do another one. It won’t be exactly the same but that’s one of the many beauties of art! Please contact me at corrynjackson@gmail.com and lets talk!

I appreciate all the love and support from my friends and family, I don’t know how to thank you enough, you mean the world to me.

So yeah, check em out!!

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