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My Debut on NPR, Plus, Come See My Work at UMSL This Weekend!

Left to right: Me (Erin Blumer), Juliette Travous (Pastel Artist), and Julie Dunn-Morton (Curator at the Mercantile Library). Photo courtesy of St. Louis Public Radio.

Left to right: Me (Erin Blumer), Juliette Travous (Pastel Artist), and Julie Dunn-Morton (Curator at the Mercantile Library). Photo courtesy of St. Louis Public Radio.

Earlier this week, I spoke with St. Louis on the Air, with fellow artist Juliette Travous, and Mercantile curator Julie Dunn-Morton, discussing the upcoming Mercantile Library Fine Print, Rare Books, and Paper Arts Fair. We chatted about our artistic process, why we love art, and why we’re excited for this weekend’s art fair!

If you’re in St. Louis, make sure to stop by—since the fair is indoors, you won’t need to worry if it’s raining. Saturday and Sunday are free admission, open to the public, and kid-friendly. Fair information is below:

Mercantile Library Fine Print, Rare Books, and Paper Arts Fair

Saturday, May 4, 10 - 5 PM & Sunday, May 5, 11 - 4 PM

JC Penney Conference Center at UMSL
1 University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63123

Parking is available in the West Drive garage—just follow the signs for the fair!

Watercolor Demo - Painting From Life

Sunday, May 5, 2 PM, Next to my booth on the second floor of the conference center

I will be giving a half-hour watercolor painting demo during the fair on painting from life. I’ll have a still life set up and will walk through why painting from life is important in artistic practice, discuss the power of careful observation, and show how I capture an object in paint.

Listen to the Interview on NPR

The interview aired on Tuesday this past week, but you can still go listen and read the accompanying article on the St. Louis Public Radio website!

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