January 2017

This month while in California I am focussing on the Art of Conservation conference that will be held at the end of this week in Laguna Beach at the Susie Q Center, 380 3rd Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sustainability is the topic.  Even though California is, according to some people, is officially over the devastating drought following much rain this winter season, the psyche of the Californians has changed dramatically in regards to water conservation.
Water conservation has become a household word and especially a way of life.This is the legacy of our generation; we will be remembered as bringing sustainability and water conservation as a daily way of being.
My conference speech will talk about the aesthetics of water wises plants, showing paintings painted at various gardens around the world done in our own Mediterranean biotope, which includes California.
Seven of my paintings are featured, along with a group exposition on the same topic of water-wise and sustainable plants.
There is also a student exhibition “Plant a Seed” that will be displayed.
I will be speaking on Saturday January 21st from 4 to 5, and immediately following there will be a reception for the large group show, which will have at least 30 different artists, all working on this same theme.
I was interviewed on KX93.5 on Monday morning, here is the pod cast of the one hour (!!) show, where I talk about my process.The recording of the discussion is now available online at http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/importance-show-gianne-de-genevraye/.
Attached here are some of my paintings for the show, I look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday!