Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Night of Poetry and Story with Kelvin Fowler


Today begins a six month bicycle trek across the US and Canada for my New Zealander friends Kel & Sharon. 

I originally met them in Scotland years ago when I lived in Glasgow (they were leaders at the ministry college I attended), and in recent years they lived in Lithuania (pastoring a Vineyard church) and I've traveled over there on art ministry trips connecting through creativity with them. 

Towards the end of the this month they will be cycling into Idaho and spending a few days in the Boise area. Kel writes poetry about their travels and experiences cross culturally and often books public and private poetry and storytelling gigs where he can share this with others. 

We've planned a gig for him Monday June 26 from 7-9pm in Star, ID.  If you or anyone you may know would be interested in coming to this very unique kind of event the detail info is below:


Coming to Idaho!

Monday Night
June 26, 2017
7-9pm

11048 W. Box Canyon St. 
Star, ID 

to read some of Kel’s poetry go to: 

Part time poet and wannabe wordsmith, Kelvin Fowler was born in a southern New Zealand village and grew up loving running, nature and dirt-track speedway.

A call to the nations’ minorities have been paramount to his life. He has been blessed enough to count among his friends transvestites in Australia, drug addicts in Mexico, a husky in Canada, malnourished kids in the Philippines, alcoholics in Scotland and orphans in Lithuania.

For 14 years Kelvin and his beautiful wife Sharon were interceding through the legacy of the Soviet Union and planting a Vineyard church in Lithuania’s port city of KlaipÄ—da.

They are currently on a big adventure that includes bicycling 8000km across the USA and Canada. He is calling this trip: The Gloria Rides Red Bicycle Tour. You can learn more at: http://bicyclewithwheels.weebly.com/

The night will feature a chance to experience Kel's poetry live (which has been written throughout the years of his travels and experiences around the world), hear about what is on the horizon for he and his wife, along with opportunity to bless them with some financial offerings to send them on their way to their next destination. *so if you feel led, come prepared and we will have a way you can discreetly donate.

Some snacks and beverages provided. 
This will be a NO CHILDREN event.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vivid Artist Spaces



 This week I attended an informational meeting for:
Vivid Artist Spaces 
(an LLC, soon to be non-profit) 
It's located in a 3 story building with basement (and all the floors will be utilized). It's in an ideal location in Boise with easy access to downtown, the BSU campus, the airport, and the freeway. Vivid specifically hopes to create a healthy environment for artist community for adult local professional artists where they can work, teach, share expertise and collaborate side by side. 

And man! There is a lot of space potential! 

Vivid is offering studio and exhibit space and storage space for rent, opportunities to teach and attend workshops that will also be open to the public, monthly open studios, semi-annual gallery exhibitions, and access to future workshops, talks, exhibits, performances, and events within the building. There will also be access to tools and machinery such as framing, stretcher building, printmaking, spray booth, darkroom, etc. and a gift shop and library. Also there will be the opportunity for outside artists or groups to rent exhibit areas for events, and also free and fee based lectures, storytelling , live music, films, and multimedia events for the community. Studio tours and community arts education will be offered to the public. 

The potential for really cool stuff connecting artists with artists and artists with the public is mind blowing! 

If you're interested in becoming a part of the Vivid Artist Community check it out at: 
For an application contact them at: vividartistspaces@gmail.com 
Application fee is $20 and space rental is $2/square foot per monthIt opens in September and so they are looking for artists now. 

It will be the ONLY Artist Collaborative of its kind in Idaho!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Arts and National Mental Health Awareness

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month I'd like to repost video of a performance titled "Integration" by Performance Art Company, MARTEN EVERGREEN (which is Lukas Evergreen and myself) performed live at the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) fundraiser in Boise on May 9, 2015 at the Boise State University SPEC. It was an honor to create this piece specifically for NAMI and to perform it live and every time I rewatch the video I'm reminded of the wonderful work they do advocating for those who live with mental illness and for those are their loved ones. 


"Integration"
performance art piece by
MARTEN EVERGREEN
music by The Irrepressibles

artist statement:
The journey of an individual coming to terms with what's within. 
Discovery. Struggle. Acceptance. Embrace.
This is the dance. 

piece summary:
There is full video below of the performance. 
The music really helped us as a guide for this piece. 
Lisa represents the individual going through the process of discovering who they are. Lukas represents the struggles of life (whether that be mental illness, disorder, addiction, hardships. relational, emotional, spiritual, physical. other's initiated or self initiated.) The individual can experience isolation within the struggle. Whatever life brings or throws (from within, from others) whether good or bad, the individual is forced to deal with/handle it only out of what they are capable. At one point Lisa reaches out and together with Lukas they dance with the paint (representing the individual coming to acceptance of themselves and allowing what life is to integrate with them, becoming more of who they are, accepting who they are, and being who they were meant to be.) We really desired this piece to be able to speak to not only those who struggle with mental illness...but to all of us who live and breathe. For we all have our own journeys within. Integration is accomplished when we allow the struggles we face to guide us to who we were meant to be. 

Thank you again to NAMI for asking Marten Evergreen to be a part of such a wonderful event. We have been honored to come along side you to help raise funds for all you do. And thank you Jessie Nilo for filming our performance.  

FULL VIDEO OF OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE:   




Marten Evergreen at NAMI

Tonight's showing at NAMI was absolutely stunning. Enjoy this video of Marten Evergreen's performance!
Posted by Jessie Nilo on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monday, April 17, 2017

I'm running another ORDER for revelatorART T-shirts and Tank Tops FOR SALE


revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE



The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing purchased in the US and printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC

The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist  art ministry-missions trips  around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). 

With each purchase of this merchandise, I invite you to be a part of the creative conversation that is taking place around the world.

For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: 




HOW TO ORDER

This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check).

I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. 

This merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world.

For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)

For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 

I apologize, at the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US.

ALL ORDERS AND MONEY MUST BE INTO ME BY WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2017.



TANKS AND T-SHIRTS






American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)







Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)






Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)











*NO HOODIES AVAILABLE ON THIS ORDER.                        



Friday, March 31, 2017


Hey there friends!

I get the wonderful honor of being a featured artist (along with several other stellar local artists) in:

ART PROJECT BOISE's
April Art Show
"Illumination"
at The Owyhee
(1109 Main St. Boise, ID 83702)

Opening Reception is:
FIRST THURSDAY
April 6 from 5pm-8pm

The show will be up for the month of April.
Perhaps I'll see you this First Thursday at the Opening Reception. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have some new paintings available for sale and for print orders. 

Listen
c.2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original $636. Prints Available for Order. 

Trust
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
16x20 mixed media on canvas.
Original SOLD. Prints Available for Order.

Follow
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Without Walls
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

Yes, this winter continues to be a creatively prolific season for me.

Luminous Extension
24x30 mixed media on canvas
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

Redemptive Beauty
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

See
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Paintings For Sale and For Print

This winter has been a long one and I've been able to spend a lot of time painting in my studio. As a result I have some new paintings available for sale and for print.

Collaboration Convergence
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Dive Deep
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Get Up And Walk
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Layer Exploring
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available For Order.

Reach
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

The Broken Way
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale.

"Pour It Out"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
40x50 mixed media on canvas
Original $1,060
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

"Unstoppable Love"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
4ftx5ft mixed media on canvas
Original is SOLD
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Painting Live for December's First Thursday Downtown Boise!


THIS THURSDAY! 
I'm painting LIVE downtown Boise during FIRST THURSDAY! 
Thursday December 1st
you can find me and my paints and my canvas and easel set up in the display window of

LUX Fashion Lounge 
817 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID.
from 5pm-9pm

Come on out for some festive fun downtown Boise this Thursday December 1st where shops and galleries will be open late. There'll be lots of art and music and lights and food and drink and good times happening downtown for the holidays. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Paintings and Prints Available


I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale. 

"Set A Fire"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954 
Prints Available
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)


"I Will Pursue You"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954
Prints Available 
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

revelatorART Merchandise For Sale!



revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE
(this post is a replica of the PAGE TAB at the top of this SITE titled Merchandise For Sale)

The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC.  
 The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist art ministry-missions trips around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). Be a part of the conversation.
For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: www.traveling-artist.blogspot.com

HOW TO ORDER
This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check)
I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. Especially since this merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world. 
For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)
For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 
At the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US. 





American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)










Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Comfort Colors Unisex Pull-Over Hoodie
Color: Chocolate 
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)







Comfort Colors Unisex Zip-Up Hoodie
Color: Chocolate   
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

To Paint HUGE Ya Gotta Dream HUGE!


actual photo of artist Chuck Close in his studio painting a self portrait using his custom made wall size rotating easel. 

Back Story...

Years ago I got to see a Chuck Close art exhibit that included a film about his creative process and how he paints using a wall size rotating easel to aid him with his work. 

Upon seeing this my eyes were dazzled and my mind went all crazy dreamy pondering what it would be like to paint on such huge canvases with such ease and fun. 

I normally create my large abstract expressionist paintings by first placing the canvases on the floor of my studio. I walk around them and hover over them as I paint and splatter. Sometimes I will then prop them up standing against a wall to do any dripping or splatter needed from that angle. This technique was inspired by watching film documentaries about abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock as he created his massively huge splatter paintings. 

When painting live in front of audiences I am more limited in how I can implement my normal techniques. Secure standing easels are required so people can view what I'm painting vertically...but this keeps the painting stationary and upright (giving me only one vantage point as I paint). 

To have a huge rotating easel would give me not only the ability to paint with ease from various vantage points vertically as I rotate it, but would also allow me to tilt the canvas at angles and lay it flat horizontally and be able to rotate it and it would still be securely set in the easel. 

And it would save on neck, back, hip, and leg pain as I wouldn't be hunched over hopping around like a frog hovering over the huge canvases in my studio. 


Dear VineArts Director...

A funny thing happened back in 2008. 

The VineArts Ministry of Vineyard Boise Church was 4 years old and at the time was housed in one of the back buildings on the church campus (we had 2 bedroom sized rooms: 1 was our studio and 1 was our office). We were still fairly new but dedicated to connecting with and encouraging artists of all ages and skill levels and serving our church and our city through our creativity.

One of our VineArts Leaders was just about to teach a blogging workshop in the office room (and a few more of us leaders were also attending) when he discovered a note that had been left for our VineArts Director (Jessie) who was also present for the workshop. 

This is the original note:


We all found the note confusing and quite funny actually. No one knew who the person was who left it and leaving no contact info (we've changed the name to protect the innocent), to what science experiment it was referring to, or why the person thought it was okay to just confidently ask the Director for a random thing and expect it to be given. 

So after the workshop Jessie needed to leave right away and some of us leaders decided to play a joke on her. We all wrote our own notes confidently requesting random things. 

Here are the notes we left:



Yes...this note is from me!!!

And upon finding the notes the next time she was in the office, she laughed hysterically about the whole thing and saved the notes. 

Fast Forward to Present Day...

It's 2016. VineArts is 12 years old. 

2 moves later we are now housed in a beautiful building off of the main road as the entrance to the church. We have a wonderful studio adjacent to a multipurpose meeting room/gallery and we are still connecting with and encouraging artists of all ages and skill levels and serving our church and our city through our creativity. 

Yesterday I was over at the house of our VineArts Director for dinner. She is in the process of remodeling her personal art studio and was showing me some of the new art equipment she has purchased for it. She nonchalantly took me over to an easel and I immediately noticed something different and incredible about it...

It was a wall size Windmill Rotating Easel! 
And then she told me...it was mine! 

Wha?!!!

Jessie let me know that someone donated this huge rotating easel to her and she knew right away who it needed to go to. She was going to fulfill that request from 8 years ago! 

I was in shock! I still am in shock! 
I had forgotten about those notes all those years ago! 
But I had never forgotten my huge dream of painting huge with ease. And neither had God forgotten about my request. 

Here it is:

This is the horizontal position. It can angel upwards to be vertical. And it spins! 
It can fit canvas up to 5ft by 5ft! 
How cool is this?!!! 
I can't wait to paint HUGE!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 
for anonymous doners and good memories and senses of humor and hearts that encourage creativity!

So it's time for a new note to be left for the Director...



Thank you Jessie Nilo for loving artists like you do!