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Deborah K. Tash

White Wolf Woman

Curator of Arise Gallery

herchurch/Purple Church Artist In Residence

 

Mission Statement:

As a visionary artist, healer and poet I am committed to using my voice, my hands and my art in the community for the intersection of spirituality and sexuality, honoring the Divine Feminine, the Gods and Goddesses, the angelics, spirit animal allies and spirit guides, as well as reclaiming sexual desire and pleasure for the empowerment of all women.

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ANEW Gallery is now

Arise Gallery

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Calling all poets and those who love poetry.  Come read your poems at an open mic and celebrate National Poetry Month with us as we close the current show at Arise Gallery!  In honor of an Ekphrastic theme all are invited to see the current show featuring the mixed media art of Jon Kastrup, the recent paintings of Stacy Boorn and paintings and ceramics of Deborah K. Tash in the main gallery and write a poem about a piece of art in the show that inspires you to words!   

ARISE GALLERY

678 Portola Drive

San Francisco, CA  94127

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poetry Event: 1:00 to 3:30pm

(1:00 to 2:00pm/Write Poems About Art

2:00 to 3:30/Read Poems)

For More Information Contact:

Deborah K. Tash – 415.875.9510

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ARISE GALLERY

With the New Year 2018 ANEW Gallery is renamed Arise Gallery.

With the same dedication to women’s art and the Divine Feminine in 2018, Arise Gallery, the herchurch community gallery, formerly called ANEW Gallery, will have the front of the building repainted with a mural and new outside signage.   Stacy Boorn will continue  to show her themed work in the second room formerly called the Annex and  Deborah Tash as Curator Of Special Exhibits for the main gallery space will curate rotating special exhibits in conjunction with presenting her work there, as well.

First Study for Repaint and Cloudscape Design Mural for the front of the new Arise Gallery building TASH 2018

Deborah K. Tash and Jon Kastrup at Opening Reception on 11FEB18-Photo Alice Heimsoth

Arise Gallery Shows

Main Gallery:

February 11 to April 30, 2018

JON KASTRUP
Mixed Media Paintings
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STACY BOORN
Goddess Paintings
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DEBORAH K. TASH
Mixed Media and Ceramics

Second Room:

2017 through 2018
 STACY BOORN
 Photographic Selections

From Alaska Trip

 

Deborah K. Tash 11FEB18 Opening Reception-Photo Alice Heimsoth

Jon Kastrup 11FEB18 Opening Reception-Photo Alice Heimsoth

Stacy Boorn 11FEB18 Opening Reception-Photo Alice Heimsoth

Masks Of The Gods/Shadow Mask II TASH c

 

 

 

 

 

News of
In Her Image Studio
Art Grotto

 

While Spirit Voices Of Light/Totem Animal Allies project continues, I am also developing the companion series Illuminated Bestiary.  The forty animal totem mask paintings will each be accompanied by a smaller separate mixed media drawing inspired by European style illuminated manuscripts incorporating the poem for each of the totem animal allies and will be shown together with the mask paintings. 

With this series in mind I am exploring a fabulous technique used by an artist whose work I saw online.  The artist painted his hand with realistic paintings of faces and then used the resultant hand print on paper; powerful and beautiful.  I have been using outlines and drawings of my hands for many years in my art, but have never tried painting my hand and using a print from it.  The hand print appears in many cave paintings and is a Shamanic symbol.  When I saw this artist’s work I realized that I, too, could incorporate hand prints into my work as well.   So I started thinking about what kind of paint to use.  As a massage therapist as well as artist I can’t have hands stained by paint when I work so acrylic paint didn’t seem to make sense.  I sat with the question for a few days and then one morning before waking I had a dream in which I saw a finished Illuminated Bestiary piece including a hand print as part of the design.  Underneath it were the words: Finger Paint.  Such a lovely gift of the dreamtime. 

After waking I went online and researched where to buy finger paint.  Found a great site that sells school art supplies and in looking through their product line I discovered washable tempura paint!  A better consistency of paint with better coverage, but washable.  So the next step is to do some preliminary experimentation with the paints which came in the mail this week. 

I have also been doing small drawing and painting studies to increase my skills using black paper and black backgrounds.  I love the rich textures and sense of mystery that working with black creates.  Each of the Illuminated Bestiary pieces will be painted and drawn on black paper. 

Singles Series/Lips Study Painting 2018 TASH c

 Voice Of The Poet

Beyond The Dark Wall

 Soul decodes the unconscious
Beauty translates its form
The life-cycle of time
Arising and dissolving
In a rhythm of human breath

Breathe deeply into the now
Let its mysteries inform your life
For the brief brilliance it brings
Sweetened by the knowledge of death
Rising and dissolving beyond our reach

We cannot grasp and hold
What passes in an instant
The wheel of change ever revolving
Like prayer wheels in wind
Sending our entreaties to the ineffable

Take the moment to see what is
The mind unfolding into light and dark
To capture the fleeting senses
Sensate reality in Maya passing
Distinct and emergent as spirit

02JAN18     TASH   ©

Illuminated Bestiary Series-BUTTERFLY Study TASH

Ally Of The Dreamtime VI

 Playing with the breeze
Your fragile wings dance
Fluttering without a sound
Ephemeral loveliness manifest after ordeal

You harbinger of blossoms and spring
Alighting for the briefest moment
On leaf or bud to suckle
Sweet nectar your due

You mimic the wings of faeries
Reminder of grace and whimsy
After a season held captive
In a cocoon of transformation

Melted down to your essential need to fly
Your tribe gathers
Covering whole walls
In a swarm of desire

Sweet wingéd messenger
You are not just a simple pleasure
Meant to delight and entertain
Pretty and meaningless

No, not you my guide
You are a gentle beacon of beauty
A reminder of strength in adversity
And the everlasting truth of the soul

29NOV14     TASH   ©

Photo Deborah K. Tash

 

 

Update as of early March 2018:

Well, amazingly, here it is March 2018!  There have been a number of events since September 2017 and my last update including The Goddess Harvest Festival show, a mask making workshop for the Goddess Harvest Festival and currently a show featuring three artists; Jon Kastrup, Stacy Boorn and me at the now renamed Arise Gallery. 

Jon Kastrup

Stacy Boorn (Center) with Cerridwen’s Magic

Deborah K. Tash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On January 1, 2018 we had a great turn out for an open mic poetry event to kick off the New Year.  I shared my first song as part of the event!   We will be hosting another open mic in honor of National Poetry Month at the newly renamed gallery on Sunday, April 29, 2018:

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Calling all poets and those who love poetry.  Come read your poems at an open mic and celebrate National Poetry Month with us as we close the current show at Arise Gallery!  In honor of an Ekphrastic theme all are invited to see the current show featuring the mixed media art of Jon Kastrup, the recent paintings of Stacy Boorn and paintings and ceramics of Deborah K. Tash in the main gallery and write a poem about a piece of art in the show that inspires you to words!   

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poetry Event: 1:00 to 3:30pm

(1:00 to 2:00pm/Write Poems About Art

2:00 to 3:30/Read Poems)

For More Information Contact:

Deborah K. Tash – 415.875.9510 – inherimage@artlover.com

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