Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank You All For, "Stepping Out"

I thank you all for coming out to support me at my “Stepping Out” fine art exhibit. This was the first time that I have had a one-person show and was able to see all my work hanging together.  I was so happy to be able to share this experience with all of you, and Kevin’s music filled the space beautifully. 

While setting up the show I wasn’t sure that anyone was going to come that night.  I said to myself, “It is all right. I know people will come tomorrow,” and before we were done getting everything ready, people came.  I was so flattered that as the evening progressed, more and more people that I had not seen in years or that didn’t think they could make it, showed up ,and the following day the same glory was shared.  I was beside my self with joy.

It was so flattering that so many people purchased art.  For me there is a story of creation behind each piece of art - work, so each one becomes a friend.  It is exciting to think that my work will be hanging in so many peoples’ homes.  And, yet at the end of the show while Jose was wrapping the purchased art, within the joy of such an amazing experience, there was also the sadness of letting go of so many friends.

I have to say a special thank you to the Angels (Angel Sr. and Angel II) and Myla for helping me hang the whole show in 3 and a half hours, and Roz who came early and set the food up, and Fumilio for making special healthy food for us to sample, and a surprise guest, Jennifer, a well known videographer who came back the second day with camera and has offered to create a video (yahhh) and Jose who lovingly wrapped and labeled everyone’s art at the end. I also thank my co collaborator in creation, the musician, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, and my father Gys B. Kooy, and my lover in life,Leonore Gordon, for their faith in me and their loving support of the arts.

Follow the link below to a slide show of "STEPPING OUT"

Please join this my blog for up dates about the arts.  Thank you all again for your support.
Wishing You All Many Joy Filled Moments!
Myra Kooy

Friday, April 19, 2013

Loving Encaustic!

This is an Encaustic painting 
- the use of hot wax and pigment - 
it is very new for me. 

A fellow artist from The Brooklyn Art Space gave me a one-day class in this medium, 
and I fell in love with 
the smell and application process, 
both together reminding me of the 
fluidity and beauty in nature.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

By Myra Kooy
Ten Years: 2003 - 2013
A One Woman Show
presented by
"A Sunny City Day"

This is one of five new mixed-media works
that stand as a personal reaction to the South Slope of
Brooklyn NY where I am working with in Brooklyn Art Space.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lincoln Center Fall Festival

Painting on 

Old Vintage


Lincoln Center NYC 
October 13 and 14 2012
Great Group of Arts and Craft
I'll also show leather shopping bags,
belt bags and more!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Alternative Art Exhibition

Assemblage of JOY

Some art lovers studying Anthony's Contemporary Abstract Paintings 
The Paterson Art Walk, was a great day. 

Anthony, Me, Donata and Friend standing in front of 
my 'Grandma Huggin Door,' Portrait and book.

I have to thank the Paterson Art Council and Donata for such a well-organized event and David the property owner that donated beautiful old well-kept silk factory spaces.  

David and Anthony posing in front of his painting that was designed with historical facts of Paterson written onto the surface of this painting.  And because of the massive pigeon population one will find dug from this bird gracing the surface.  I'm not sure if he was thinking that it is like an arial view and pigeons fly in the sky and their dug would fall, hence on the painting - either way the composition really works.  

Me, Mayor Jeffery Jones and Anthony
I also thank the Paterson Mayor for stopping by and bring a smiling face. 

I thank all the artists and art lovers for sharing your personal stories and insight with Anthony and myself around the works of art.   Please, take a look at Anthony Boone’s abstracts at  I am proud to share a space with him.  His abstract paintings go beyond the safe and yet remain very harmonious.  Through layers and layers of paint you may see the glowing of orange in the uniformed cracks of an almost all black and green canvas or the swirling of a well orchestrated group of colors and the dare is that Anthony will introduce an unexpected color and it works.  A person just has to love those that are willing to push the envelope.  

This assemblage's head was crafted out of plaster mix-medium, dirt and concrete.  The head also bobs for some reason I thought  heads rarely ever are still so I constructed a wirer structure that would allow some motion.  And I left space with in the head with a beautiful night sky back drop for us the viewers to fill in the space.

This is a self portrait that changes every once in a while.  The most recent change was the addition of a lock in the front.  I thought it might help me not talk so much, but really! no such luck there.

There are so many more pieces of art work in this exhibit it really is a must see.  I'll keep you all in the know for the closing party.