ALICE’S GALLERY of HOMEMADE ART
sponsored by the Alice’s Inn Cider Press Association
[fresh from Alice’s refrigerator–
i.e., snapped from her studio, not necessarily
always in the direction intended]
basho palms refuge & spa
hold this space — more coming
more space, with or without more time. Consider this space provisional.
especially the relationship of its parts, which may end up depending more on the platform used to view the site than on composition of the site itself.
[An arrangement of the present exhibit that looked great in groups of 2, 3, 4, & 5 on the MacBook used in the site editing came out totally discombobulated in different ways on the iPad & windows laptop tested! Yours Crudely has no better choice than to experiment with what’s here & apologize in advance to &/or for visitors using devices that don’t do the intended arrangement justice.]=
lying down & standing on one’s head–
~~~a few of her selfies
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stay tuned…come back soon…more on the way…
~Refrigerator Magnet Bio:
Our featured artist: Virginia Alice (Richardson) Bodner–whether you call her Mrs. B., Miss Virginia, Ginny Ginny, (Bathtub) Gin, mom, nanamom, “dear,” or speak of her in raven-tongue–
A friend of all the world, Nevada born, northwest raised, educated all over (in & out of schools); northern New Mexico settled; dedicated teacher (retired); student of nature (still, always); lover of the arts (ditto); she never called herself an artist (or even a poet), at least in a professional or technical sense, such makings being a natural part of life, like music, dance, friendship & love.
Her formal training was in biology, French & ‘special education,’ not in art or creative writing. Yet she learned by doing, as well as by enjoying & loving–poetry, art, music… Reno, Cambridge, Paris, Texas, India, Oaxaca, Tucson, Vegas, etc…..i.e., from Yeats’ singing school, loved examples, as well as from just feeling & doing, trying & noting, making & sharing…with others.
She’s never tried to “show,” or get the work out there, however, so Bod Library is pleased to provide this virtual refrigerator gallery for samples of the resulting variety.
Arguably, her best works aren’t up here yet. A few of the older were in the Gallery at www.bodlibrary.com, no longer viewable as that site (not under Bod Library management) has gone blank. Newer ones just need reproduction, transmission & uploading.
[The text above was written before Virginia’s passing (2019-08-05). Some works may have been added to the new website celebrating her life & work at www.virginiabodner.net. Besides the visual art, which has had uploading issues, the site features her extraordinary poetries (snap! & exploratory), as well as other writing. https://www.virginiabodner.net/art-play/.
If you came from there to start with, you can probably get back to “Celebrating Virginia…” just by clicking your BACK button, but you can also get back to the “Art-Play” page that let you click here by clicking on the website link just above the photo. If you’re going to the new site for the first time, however, click here instead: https://www.virginiabodner.net/2019/07/31/hello-world/]