Dear Lovers of Music & Art,
The great snap of winter is upon us. The Holidays are rushing in. Wherever you are in the world, the season of celebration is in the air. I wish the warmest for you and yours as we move towards the shortest day. The great darkening of the skies. The ancient lighting of the fires and glimmering of lights. The hibernation and gestation, eventually turning our world back to the buoyancy of spring. Miraculous, no?
:: NEWS ON THE WESTERN WINDS ::
This last month I have been archiving my artworks, and bringing them to life on the site. It has been interesting archiving past works in metal design and glass, and documenting new works in printmaking media.
Below is a detail from the "Genie Bed" showing how the headboard was designed to be backlit. It looks spectacular at night. The discs on the side of the star below the points are glass holders. The piece in the middle is a velvet pillow, while the glowing discs are glass that I fused. (You must load images to see the photo.) If you click here, and click on the bed photo, you will be able to view a short slide show which takes you through some of the stages in the making of the "Genie Bed", as well as other sculpture from that time period. It's been an adventure bringing this side of myself to back into view.
Many new monoprints are now showcased on the site as well. Day by day more pieces get documented and uploaded. I have been very busy in the studio discovering new techniques, while furthering the processes I have developed.
Here is a detail from a piece titled "The Theory Of Everything"
I just received word today that 3 of my pieces will be included in "THE ART OF THE SPIRIT" exhibit at the O'Hanlon Center for the arts in Mill Valley. I am honored to be included in this show, as 46 artists submitted a total of 107 pieces, and only 43 were selected. "Union" (Metal & Glass), "Ascending" (Monoprint & Stencil), and "Dreaming With You" (Monoprint & Original Photographs, (seen below) were chosen for this show.
More information on all artworks can be found under the "Music & Art" link in the menu bar.
If you are looking for a unique gift this season, or for any reason, many pieces are available, including cards. Further, more works are being uploaded every week in between creating new works!
:: SHOWS ::
December 2nd: I will be performing at a house concert in San Mateo. This is an intimate show, and seating is very limited! RSVP required: Contact Joyce: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or text: 650-863-7814
December 17th: Berkeley Theatre, CA Join us in the holiday spirit, and give the gift of sight at this holiday SEVA benefit. We have proudly been working with SEVA for over a decade. This benefit show features Corinne West & The Bandits, the excellent Lukas Nelson, and Poor Man’s Whisky. Three bands, plus our favorite cosmic clown, Wavy Gravy. Give the gift of sight - be a part of the organization that has given sight to over 4 million human beings while enjoying live music.
:: WORKSHOPS ::
Private group or personal lessons in lyric-crafting and songwriting are available. These programs include hypnotherapy, (light trance) moving through creative blocks, new ways to access creative content, and both lyric and song structuring.
What people are saying: “Corinne’s workshop helped open doors to places I didn't know existed within me. I'm grateful to be offered authentic guidance from this generous teacher.” - KT
That is all for now good people.
Drop the anchor low,
“She's nobody's clone and, whether on the ballads or the albums clutch of more uptempo numbers she has an aching purity of her own.”
- FATEA, Mike Davies
•• THE TELEGRAPH ANNOUNCES - BEST AMERICANA / COUNTRY ALBUMS OF 2016 ••
'Starlight Highway' chosen as one of the best released in 2016 "California-based singer-songwriter Corinne West has a sweet voice that brings out the full flavour of her evocative songs. The 10 songs are uniformly strong on this self-produced album..." ~ THE TELEGRAPH, UK
“…a California singer with an angelic voice.”
~ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE