Saturday, January 18, 2014

Also: will be teaching at the Mannings again this summer - always a great experience...
Tapestry, Take Two!
July 28-31st
please contact The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center for detailed info and sign-ups:
(look under events and classes)

Multi-mused and Bemused – art as a lifestyle by Andrea Miller Theisson              A show of paintings, etc. at the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA from January 15 – March 29, 2014  This exhibit of paintings and collage, mostly new, reflects a life full of magic and nature.

Andrea’s guiding orientation has always been Nature and landscapes, yet her faith in improvisation (as a direct link to the most authentic expression of the unconscious) often results in abstracts.  As a mature painter who first studied under Abstract Expressionists, her belief is shared among contemporary late 20th -21st Century painters.  Theisson holds a degree in Fiber Art and Painting from the Tyler School of Art, Phila.  Age has brought much reflection, much amusement to this paintweaver.  Life is full of art, explorations, and wonder.  It helps to stay amused and fascinated.  And, there are always surprises, especially if you think you know Andrea’s “style.”

This collection of work is about fundamental, primal, restorative nature.  Some of this is seen in myths and metaphors, some is portrayed in simple imagery of an artist through the seasons.  There is more figurative work than usual for Theisson.  There are small talismans, omens and portents – the magic of life.  The artist sees the Positive as protection and survival.  Beauty has a rich power all its own, supported by deep layers of psychic loam, associations and many years of synthesis.  Each canvas is a unique journey.  Possibilities change with each work of art.  All are a separate adventure honed by years of mindfulness and awareness of the spirit of painting, techniques that create an impression that can only be filtered through an individual.

As a professional Tapestry weaver, this painter is quite aware of layers and textures, often working with many glazes-over-glazes, or scriffito over translucent washes, then palette knife, and sometimes collage.  Mixed Media is always an option, along with assemblage. The mark of an artist’s hand is something that cannot be mass-produced, digitalized, or ignored.  Enjoy these works in person, let them evoke your own interpretations.  This is art in a traditional, sensual, and always original one-of-a-kind format. 

The Blue Parrot Bistro is owned by old friends of the artist– sisters Holly Giles and Alison McIllhenney . They have cultivated a perfect place for the kind of artists’ ambiance that locals and visitors love.  Andrea Theisson curated and promoted their first series of art exhibits over 25 years ago when the Bistro first opened, in 1988, featuring many regional artists.  It has been a constant place for art-events since those years.  Painter Anne Finucane of Chambersburg is now the coordinator for the Blue Parrot art shows which are such a part of regional culture and will feature First Friday art receptions in February and March.   The show can also be viewed during regular restaurant hours which are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am-2 pm and 5-9 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am-2pm and 5-9:30 pm.


Upper Vista (40.5"x51"), Mountain Storm (7"x5"), Heart of a Cloud (12"x12"), and
Dragonfly Longevity (12"round)
All shapes, sizes and mediums...lots of fun to view.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Tapestry Show! Just for YOU:

Coat of Arms for the Marital Wars, wool tapestry, 38" x 56"

Winds of Change, wool tapestry, 38" x 48"

Dawn at Fish Camp, wool tapestry, 35" x 27"

My Blog-Gallery!

Ocala! acrylic, 26" x 26"

New Vision, acrylic, 40" x 40"

East Cliff Revisited, acrylic, 40" x 40"

Journey' End, acrylic, 34" x 14"

Late 2008...Looking Ahead!

The view from where I work! Hauser Estate Winery,
Adams County, PA

a quick flash of the view from my studio path....

Moonbird Doin' Nothing (Gimme That Old Time Religion)
acrylic, 60" x 50"

Druid Clan Totem, wool tapestry w/ bronze, hair, rayon, copper
32" x 5"

Dancing Light, Dancing Heart - acrylic, 48" x 40"

Late 2008...Looking Ahead!

What a year! Holding on tight with my agenda- just had to get another part-time job at the Hauser Estate Winery, inspiring views and mountain-top ambiance make it ideal for an artist! My vineyard series of paintings, many done on site with my Landscape class, is for sale at the downtown tasting room at 17-on-the-Square in Gettysburg, PA. New work is coming to resolution..."branching out" into some 3-D wood sculptures, a new series of paintings and some smaller tapestries. Workshops at the Mannings are in the works - one basics class will be offered in July this summer of '09, more info pending! Meanwhile, here are some works for sale! Contact me if interested!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Canoe View series-2008 end-of-summer into Autumn

Ode to Summer, acrylic, 18" x 20"
Cedar Key Canoe, acrylic 20" x 24"
Canoe With Possibilities, acrylic, 18" x 20"
Gliding, acrylic, 18" x 20"

Prices on request!

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Plans for Early Spring-Summer '08!

See last post for the Pottery workshops - should be fun! Also have planned a one-person show of paintings at Sparky & Clarke's Coffee Bar in center-city York, PA for May-June. AND one or two Landscape Workshops for early June, before it gets too hot...will also be teaching at the Mannings National Handweaving School again, the first week of August, Tapestry Basics- Tangents and Techniques! This is always a great experience, with students from all over the country! I feel "at home" in Manning's studios, and the camaraderie is always excellent...fiber art folks rock! Details will follow! Cheers!