Monday, September 27, 2004

Art is in the eye of the beholder (and the hand of the 4-year-old!)

This only proves what I once said at the Detroit Institute of Arts: "A Four-Year-Old could have painted that!"


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The hottest new abstract artist in town has reason to celebrate.

This summer, she went from selling her work in a coffee shop to having her own gallery show.

After a local newspaper's feature on her, about 2,000 people came for opening night - everyone from serious collectors to the artist's preschool teacher. She earned more money than she could comprehend. The gallery owner said it was his most successful show ever and scheduled a second one for October.

So celebrate, the artist did. During a recent visit, she climbed on a big bouncing ball shaped like a frog, grabbed the handles and bounced around the house with laughter pealing and pigtails flying.

The artist is Marla Olmstead. She is 4. [more...]

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