They Don't Often Bite @ Minas Gallery & Boutique

Hello all- By now I hope that all of you have received your 2009 Valentines safe and sound. If you didn't send me your address before, I still have a few Valentines leftover so it's not too late to get yours before they are gone.

As I mentioned in my previous Valentine email, I am having a solo show opening in just under TWO WEEKS at Minas Gallery & Boutique,

The details:

They Don't Often Bite: Drawings and Prints by Jodi Hoover March 7th - April 26th, 2009

Opening- Saturday, March 7th 6-9 pm

Minas Gallery & Boutique 815 W. 36th St. Baltimore, MD 21211

I will be showing some new drawings and prints as well as some (slightly) older work, some of which, I have not shown for awhile. Since I broke my leg in July, I've had to re-work and re-think how I work in my studio. Basically, I have not been able to sit on the floor and work, which is how I usually produce the larger ink drawings. So I have been working smaller and with more detail than I have in the past. Showing these drawings with the others will more clearly express how I think about my drawings and my work as a whole. This show will have a wide range of Jodi stuff in a variety of price ranges. In other words, art for all budgets!

For those that will not be able to make it to the show, I will be posting images either just before or just after the show opens here: I'll also post a link in the NEWS section of my site.

After this show, I have a pretty open schedule art-wise and I'm hoping to keep it that way for a bit. Mainly because I need to finish grad school without going crazy but also so that I can take the time to work on some larger book and printing projects. Don't worry, I won't disappear completely but I will be taking a break from the drawings.

As usual, those who are on my mailing list will be receiving postcards the show soon. For those who I am in contact with via a variety of electronic means, I am sorry for the multiple times you will be invited to this show.

I hope to see many of you at the opening!

Jodi Hoover (now also on Facebook, except I don't know how to make a neat little link to my account like on many ways to be my electronic friend!)

PS- For those who have been keeping up with Mickey's beard competition activities, on March 6th we will be here: in Alexandria, VA for the Alexandria Beard and Mustache Competition. "Attitude adjustment" begins at 6:30 pm and the contest starts at 8!