|VOL 9 ISSUE 3||March 2006|
On March 22nd, there was a blow-out party at Axis-Radius in Scottsdale, Arizona. The party celebrated the two-year anniversary of Latin nights at the nightclub in conjunction with Clip Magazine. I was on-board to paint several models with the Clip Magazine logo and the Heineken logo who was also sponsoring the festivities. I had the pleasure of once again working with Kesia and Kenna from the Maxim and Bud Light party in August. The paintings evolved into a wild cat theme. For the rest of the story and more pictures, check out http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/kesia/heiny/clipmagazine.htm .
The third issue of Contact Magazine was release this month and it has been gaining momentum and solidifying it's niche in the Phoenix "Modern Living-Forward Thinking" market. I once again had the opportunity to write an article for the monthly Gallery Spotlight section of the magazine. I proposed writing about the Alwun House for several reasons. First because March brings the "Rites of Spring," the widely attended closing night of the month-long Exotic Art Show. Secondly, the historic building has a storied past and one of the most beautiful outdoor venues of all downtown galleries. But lastly, and most importantly, Dana and Kim who are the heart and soul of the Alwun House have been instrumental in promoting and supporting my bodypainting endeavors and I felt honored to give something back. To read the article, go to http://www.futureclassx.com/words/2006/alwunhouse/alwunhouse.htm .
In the January newsletter I mentioned one of my New Years resolutions was to complete a few oil paintings this year. I took private lessons in oil painting as an adolescent and absolutely loved to paint. Unfortunately, I realized that I hadn't really done any oil painting since high school. I was approached by Catherine Book in regards to donating something for the charity auction for two upcoming conventions. The first was called Ice Escape and it was held in Mesa on March 17th-19th. The auction benefited Sunshine Acres Children's Home. My first thought was to offer bodypainting services and when Catherine mentioned that a majority of the attendees would be women, I decided to offer a belly painting to be auctioned off. In addition to that I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to push myself into fulfilling my New Years resolution so I offered to contribute an original oil painting to the auction.
The painting is called "Beyond the Water's Edge" and features a mermaid below the surface reaching out for a rose offered by an intriguing sailor on the other side of the water's edge. Click on the thumbnail picture above to enlarge to the full size. I attended the auction and many of the convention seminars and had a great time. The painting only garnered $40 for the charity, but I was glad to have been able to help. The next convention that I will be participating in the charity auction will be the Nebula Awards in Tempe.
- A few calendars are still available on-line at http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/calendar/2006/2006calendar.htm .
- On May 5th-7th, I will again be taking part in the LepreCon sci-fi convention here in Phoenix. The tentative plan so far is a joint venture with the Heinlein Society and a blood drive. For a sneak peak of the bodypainting plans, check out "I Will Fear No Evil" by Robert A. Heinlein.
- On June 13th I will be the artist guest of honor and will be showing some of my bodypainting images, lifecasts, and doing a live demonstration at the Herberger Theater as part of their Second Act series. More details coming soon.
- I will be teaching bodypainting classes again in 2006 at the Face And Body Art International Convention in Orlando, Florida.
copyright 2005, Mark Greenawalt
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