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My crit group- I’m so very lucky by Karen Kamenetzky
July 23, 2011, 9:56 am
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I am fortunate to be part of a critique group with four other members of Brattleboro West Arts. My fellow members Steve Lloyd, Naomi Lindenfeld, Walter Slowinski and Petey Mitchell are all inspiring artist in their chosen media and we’ve established a sense of trust and safety that needs to be at the heart of a critique group.  We meet about monthly and the focus is on one of us at a time.

Petey, Steve, Naomi and me
Petey, Steve, Naomi and me

This time we met at the Brattleboro Museum to discuss my solo show. What a perfect opportunity. My 10 newest pieces all beautifully hung and lit and these talented artists committing several hours to asking questions that really challenged me to articulate my creative process and then carefully listening to my answers and sharing insights.

Petey, Steve, me and Naomi
Petey, Steve, me and Naomi

I saw connections in my work of a few years ago and now, how I like to circle back to forms and lines that I had been in love with making in older pieces and some ideas of where to move forward. I also re-connected with the place in me that has been so inspired by cellular imagery and why it resonates with me so deeply.

Must have been a hard question.
Must have been a hard question.

I learn so much from this group. My thanks to them.