Beginning A Conversation with Reni Candelier.

I won’t be able to make Artwalk this month. Although I’ve made peace with the situation, I still wanted to participate in some way. I knew that Reni Candelier was artist in residence at Dekkagon so, I contacted her to schedule an interview. She agreed to see me today.

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My smile could’ve lit up Alaska during the winter months. We’d met before during last month’s ArtWalk. I was impressed first by her work  but as we talked, I was struck by her passion. She believes her art can change the world. I am inclined to agree.

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Before the actual interview, I wanted to do a bit of research on Reni. After meeting her, I’d naturally Googled the name Reni Candelier and it seemed I was the only person who DIDN’T know of her. I’d seen only a glimpse of her imprint as an artist, the tip of the iceberg.

Photographer. Painter. Teacher.

Her pieces can be worn or displayed. Appreciated or Reviled. She refuses to exist in a box…but she will take that box and turn it into a beautiful, creative gift to the world.

Although this was my first conversation with Reni, she offered to do more interviews. I feel the cogs and wheels of the old mind turning.

So much to see…and Lots of time to use my eyes.

It’ s late and I start my new job in the morning. This article will have to be completed in the morrow.

I’m excited on so many levels right now.

I am also very, very grateful.

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