Ann was chosen to participate in the 2007 Biennale held in Florence, Italy, and has been invited to return to each exhibit.
"The sixth edition of the Florence Biennale will take place from 1 to 9 December 2007 in the historical Fortezza da Basso. In 2001 The United Nations recognized the Florence Biennale as an official partner in the program “Dialogue Among Nations”. The artists of the Biennale, despite their differences of language and faith, found a common language in art to communicate their cultural values, illustrating Kofi Annan's statement: "Art opens new doors for learning, understanding, and peace among people and nations". The sixth edition of the Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place at the historic location of the Fortezza da Basso from 1-9 December 2007. The 2005 edition, closed with a large public attendance and a happy presence of 768 artists worldwide. Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Richard Anuskiewicz who were awarded with the maximum recognition, the Lorenzo il Magnifico award for the career, were protagonists of unforgettable days, with conferences that attracted an impressive number of enthusiasts, artists and visitors."
"Tell me where you came from, before you forget..."
Waiting for the mail...
Harry in Venice
"Do I dare disturb the universe?"
"I have heard the mermaids singing..."
~ Publications ~
Since 2005, Ann's paintings and photography have been selected to be in American Art Collector & The Art of Seeing, a juried publication from Alcove Books.
"Alcove Books' focus is contemporary art. Our publications have been described as “stunning” by the San Francisco Chronicle and "a work of art in itself" by the Sacramento Bee."
The annual American Art Collector presents a juried selection of art and craft—each annual edition includes 180 to 320 artists in a variety of media: painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, metal, and wood."
The BEST OF STATE AND WORLDWIDE ARTISTS & ARTISANS JURIED BOOK COMPETITIONS has chosen Ann to be included in the 2007 edition of The Best of Oil Painters. Visit their website at : www.bestofartists.com
6th Edition Catalog of the Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze - juried exhibition, 2007
Indianapolis Sunday Star - Indiana Living feature article, January 2004
The Business Shrink - interview on SIRIUS satellite radio's Wisdom channel - January 2005
In Memory of Lynn Thomsen~
On January 3, 2008, artist Lynn Thomsen departed from our physical world.If you did not know her, just let me say that the art world lost one marvelous educator.She was my professor at Herron School of Art and taught me all about Design and Color Theory.Enrolling in Lynn’s classes meant that you would be pushed to her heights of wisdom and then on to find your own.There was no compromise with her expectations of students and she did it with a big heart full of devotion for both art and the artist.Not only was Lynn an excellent teacher, she was also a good friend.She will be sadly missed by an art world in which she was desperately needed.Now she sits with her muse, Albers.