Bloomingdales Shoe reception!

The shoe is finally complete! The Montclair Art Museum sent the following invite out:

 Over the past several months, MAM instructor Kristine Lombardi has been designing a high heeled shoe sculpture for Bloomingdale’s in Short Hills. Bloomingdale’s approached MAM last fall to recommend an artist for this project – we then immediately invited instructors to submit their names and websites for their consideration. With so much talent at MAM, the decision for Bloomingdale’s was not easy.

 Kristine and MAM invite you to celebrate the unveiling and Kristine’s transformation of this large-scale high heeled shoe sculpture into a beautiful work of art.

 We hope you can join us on Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-7:30 at Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.






Read Across America

Spent some time over at the Westbridge Academy last week to read to the kids as part of “Read Across America”. Westbridge Academy is a New Jersey State Approved Private Special Education School in Bloomfield, NJ for students with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges in grades K-12. Thanks to Tania Miller for organizing the event.

I drew on the chalkboard to show the children how I go about drawing a dog and when the class was over, a sweet boy named Jayden handed me his drawing. I made him sign it, telling him alll great artists sign their work. I just love this. Hanging it on my fridge. :)



The GIGANTIC shoe!

My art was recently selected for a really fun public sculpture project at Bloomingdales. Over the next few weeks I will be painting, constructing and papier mache-ing an enormous 6 foot shoe which will ultimately sit on the sales floor of the Short Hills Bloomingdales shoe department! I am attaching a photo of my design process-including the sketches I submitted for the project. Guess which one they chose?

Reception details to come. :)