NEW BERLIN – After a year of planning, renowned artists returned to New Berlin for the "Made in Paint" art show opening weekend Saturday, and spoke about the Golden Foundation and their work.
The opening weekend event was held in the Golden Artists Color's headquarters and was attended by guests who traveled from near and far to support the non-profit Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, speak to artists, and experience the gallery's art.
Award winning residency artist Joey Slaughter praised the Golden Foundation residency program at the event and encouraged those interested in creating art to apply for its residency program, regardless of their potential insecurities.
"A lot of people are worried that they're not producing good artwork," he said. "However, at the end of the day people who both like and dislike certain pieces are observing it with their experiences and emotions filling in the lines."
Slaughter said it's pointless to try and make art everyone will like, and instead recommended that artists focus on creating things based on what they're passionate about.
He explained what motivated him to create the "Either way I am with you at this moment" acrylic paint skin and panel piece. "I wonder[ed] how a simple conversation is absorbed between people, how they're connected, and what the conversational wavelengths would look like.