August 2013

What I Did During My Summer Vacation

In late June I installed a three-part mosaic mural, Celestial Playground, at the Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, FL.

JAX with text

I was a guest at Derix Glassstudios in Taunusstein, Germany in June, where I was invited to propose a design for an art glass sample. This is the design which I propose to fabricate using clear hand-blown glass, acid etching, sandblasting, airbrushing and silkscreen techniques.

glass art sampleS

Taking full advantage of my trip to Germany, I stayed with, and toured around the country with my friend Hedi Schwoebel.

germany photo strip w text


On the way to Germany I made a weeklong stop in Rome where I studied Ancient Roman and Baroque 2-D and 3-D tromp l’oeil techniques.

photos strip rome w text

Newton’s law says that an object in motion will stay in motion, so in July I went to Brazil. My brother, his friend Bob Postma and I joined our friend, the Brazilian agronomist, Paulo Bezerra, in a sustainability project at a National Preserve near the Amazon River.

amazon trip strip w text


We also joined our cousin Alice and her daughter Jennifer for a tour of the Pantanal, an extensive wetland region of Brazil.

pantanal photo strip w text



A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley edited by SUNY New Paltz faculty Larry Carr and Jan Schmidt, published by SUNY Press, featured my painting Dusk Revisited on the cover.



The Dutchess County Arts Council included some of my paintings on paper in Pattern – Organic at the Millbrook Winery, May 25 – July 10, 2013.

And Field of Vision: Works by SUNY New Paltz Faculty curated by Carl Vanbrunt was held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on campus, April 13 – June 234, 2013.



I am currently in the process of installing two waterjet-cut ceramic tile murals at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport MetroLink Station.

I am included in Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition, curated by Dan Cameron, at the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, Oct. 1 – Nov. 2, 2013.

My work will be part of a traveling exhibition Across the Divide, which will be shown at Missouri State University, Oct. 25 – Nov. 22, 2013, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Jan. 9 – Feb. 9, 2014 and Oklahoma State University, Feb. 17 – March 16, 2014.

I will be having a show, Amy Cheng: Irrational Exuberance at the Tower Fine Art Gallery, State University of New York at Brockport, Jan. 28 – Feb. 23, 2014.

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