Autumn Art and Halloween Happenings

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014

Autumn is upon us (despite unusually warm temps in NJ) and with it comes the beautiful, bright colors of the leaves and crisp, sunny days perfect for outdoor festivals…and of course, the haunting, mysterious time that is Halloween!  All these factors have come together this month for some seasonal art events and festivities that I’m excited to be a part of….

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”,
Group Art Exhibition

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014

Xray NiteRoot Creature (c)2014


Celebrate the Autumn & Halloween season artistically at GALLERY U!  I’ll have the above digital photo collage in this hauntingly exciting art show & masquerade party…costumes encouraged!  FREE event, refreshments served. This show has an opening reception party Fri.. 10/30/15, 6pm-8pm, Gallery U, 439 South Ave. Westfield, NJ  07090.  908-232-1895
Show runs thru 11/30/15.

MORE FALL ART FESTS & EVENTS in NEW JERSEY

vending tent

vending tent

Join me for these FREE arts & music fests & other art events this October!  Fun for the whole family with local artists, crafters and other vendors, music, food and more!

CANAL FEST, Sat., 10/17/15, 11am – 5pm.  Market Street, East Millstone, NJ by the D&R Canal.

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012 Digital Photo Collage

BrainFlower (c)Lauren Curtis Sept.2012
Digital Photo Collage

NATURE SOOTHES, NATURE RESTORES, NATURE HEALS, group photography exhibit and D&R Land Trust educational events, D&R Greenway Landtrust Gallery (Johnson Education Center), Princeton, NJ.  Opening Wed. 10/28/15, 6:30-7:30pm. Show runs thru Nov. 6.  I’ll have 2 digital photo collages in this show.

And last but certainly not least…I have work in these shows as well….

New Brunswick NJ Photography Show at the historic Free Public Library, Livingston Ave., opening reception Fri. 11/13/1, 6pm.

“Naked in New Hope”,  A Group Exhibition
Group exhibition at Sidetracks Gallery, 10 Stockton Ave., New Hope, PA, 215.862.4586
Opening reception Saturday., Sept. 12, 2015, 6pm-9pm. Free event.
I have 2 x-ray pieces in this show.  Show runs thru Oct. 31, 2015.

“EarthAirFireWater: elements/sacraments‏” , group show at Nails in the Wall Gallery,
St. Luke’s Church, Metuchen, NJ.  Opening reception Sat. Sept. 19,  2pm-5pm. Show runs through Dec. 2015.
I have a mixed media piece in this show.

As always, thanks so much for reading!
~Lauren

Memories of Music City

Bourbon Blues Xmas

Travel has always been a big inspiration to me, especially as an artist, so I try to save my funds to take at least one trip per year.  This year it was Nashville, TN aka Music City!  I love music so I’ve been to many of the major live music scenes throughout the US and this November it was Nashville’s turn for a visit!  The people there are so friendly!  The food (& booze) is awesome….had some of the best comfort food ever!  Loved the bright, big neon signs down Lower Broadway and the artsy community in East Nashville.   It’s also a very affordable city as most clubs and bars don’t charge a cover fee and there are bands playing almost round the clock.  I also enjoyed the museums and historic sites like the Johnny Cash Museum. the Nashville Museum, Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry, just to name a few.  All in all, Music City kicks ass…here’s my top 10 list with some accompanying photos I took during my trip!  Yee Ha!

Bourbon Blues Xmas

Bourbon Blues Xmas

1. Robert’s Hillbilly Bar
2. GooGoo candy
3. Bourbon St. Blues Club
4. Printer’s Alley
5. BBQ
6.Best band quote; “We play adult music, not children’s music about sexy tractors and drunken pontoon rides where the kids are gettin’ sideways!”
7. Live music every 5 feet
8. Chocolate walnut pie and a cucumber infused saki bloody mary
9. REAL Southern hospitality
10. Sightseeing, eating and drinking w/ old friends & new!

Nashville photos (c)Nov. 2014 Lauren Curtis

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Guest blog #2: UK band The Offering

Here’s some interesting info about my friend and excellent musician Mark Sheppard & his band, The Offering. We collaborated together on our “Sound of Art” music/art DVD project and I thought you’d like to know more about his own creations:
Joy Shannon and Mark Sheppard have combined their musical talents to form a new and exciting project – Their first album, ‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’ has already been released and fast on it’s heels is the follow-up…..’Orphan Kisses’. An eclectic mix of songs soon to be unleashed on the world at large!

Joy Shannon is a singer and songwriter who fronts the band Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks based out of the US. Joy composes on Celtic harp, cello, and accordion with her backing band the Beauty Marks: Axel Clarke on drums, Sean Wallace on guitar and Andy Zacharias on bass. Joy Shannon’s music consists of rich layers of vocals and acoustic sounds and has been called”mesmorizing” and “haunting”.

Joy has been writing and performing music since 2000 with various bands including the gothic avant-garde act the Deathblossoms. As Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks, she released an album called “As in the Wilderness” in 2008, and this year she has released another album called “The Opium Wars or Love in Lieu of Laudanum”.

Established in 1998 the Offering has undergone numerous line up changes and employed the vocal talents of Julie Watkins, Heather Brooks, Maria Coppola and Kara Sultan. Now it strives to move into new musical territories with many worldwide collaborations and projects – Joy Shannon, Malgorzata Wacht, Sandhya Sanjana, Alisa B, Alphousseyni Kouyate, Gary Flanagan, Lauren Curtis and Five Arms Red to name but a few. the Offering have been remixed in Istanbul, Verona, Ibiza, New Brunswick and Finland and have had airplay worldwide…..the future is wide open.
http://www.theoffering.co.uk/blog.html
Check out the great art/music DVD collaboration between the Offering and Lauren Curtis.
Email forestwalker333@hotmail.com for US Sales and
stompeii@googlemail.com for European Sales.
Soundtrack available on iTunes.

Sound of Art DVD (c)2008
Fisherman CD by The Offering

My Sound of Art DVD on TV!

My friend & UK musician, Mark Sheppard, & I created a music/art DVD/CD last year and it’s been getting rave reviews! Now it’s being featured on an episode of the art/spirituality TV show out of California, Bridging Heaven & Earth!
To see the episode (#243), here’s the link & info:

TWO Magical New Bridging Shows with Panache Desai and John Sherman Now Available Worldwide 24/7
PANACHE:

JOHN:

ENJOY!!!!!!!

Great news….our two new Bridging Shows # 245 and # 243 with world-renowned spiritual teachers, Panache Desai and John Sherman, along with the amazing videos of Lauren Curtis, Mark Sheppard, Shawn Galloway, Nina Goncharova, and Lessia and the magical art manifestations of Greg McGrath, Irene Bendykowski, Shirl Lee, and Daniel Holeman, are now up and available worldwide……

We think they’re just magnificent and joyous……….
it’s all very, very exciting……
ENJOY!!!!!!!
For any additional information, contact us at info@HeavenToEarth.com or call 805-687-2053, or go to the “Bridging” websites at: http://www.HeavenToEarth.com and http://www.HeavenToEarthArt.com . The Bridging Heaven & Earth Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit, educational, tax-exempt, organization.

If you have any thoughts, dreams, feelings, and/or visions that you’d like to share with us, or any ways you’d like to collaborate with us, please contact us at any time.

We Love You and are extremely grateful for all your help, inspiration, and support.

dedicated to the Oneness