Monthly Archives: January 2016

January Offerings – Part XVIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Shaun Berke When an interviewer asked him for an Artist Statement, painter Shaun Berke replied, “I want to speak to the Age of Doubt.” Musings in Winter: Annie Dillard “A kind of northing … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XVII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Tony Chimento Artist Statement: “As a young man at college I was encouraged to accept the notion that art could only be valid if it somehow ‘pushed the envelope.’ To be avant-garde and … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Clifford Smith According to one critic, American “Clifford Smith is a realist painter best known for seascapes and landscapes in which he seeks to, ‘parallel nature rather than imitate it.’ Motivated by a … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

Nobel Laureate: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, activist, humanitarian, civil rights leader, and … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Duffy Sheridan According to one art historian, “Duffy Sheridan (born 1947) has been painting since he was a child. His father, also an artist, encouraged him to learn to paint anything and everything. … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Paul Rahilly In the words of one writer, “For over three decades, Paul Rahilly has been exhibiting his lush, painterly works in shows that have been received with delight by enthusiasts of painting. … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Andrea Peyton Here is how one critic describes the artistry of Andrea Peyton: “Combining a love of nature and art, Andrea Peyton has spent her life studying nature and painting wild and still … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part XI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Alexander Stirling Calder Born 11 January 1870 – Alexander Stirling Calder, an American sculptor. Below – “Star Maiden”; “Leda and the Swan”; “Girl Scratching Her Heel”; “An American Stoic”; “Man Cub”; “Embracing Couple.” … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part X: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: George Pratt In the words of one writer, “Born October 13, 1960, in Beaumont, Texas, George Pratt moved to New York City in 1980 to study Drawing and Painting at Pratt Institute, where … Continue reading

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January Offerings – Part IX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Dorothy Churchill-Johnson Artist Statement: “I call my paintings visual haiku after the Japanese poetic tradition of observing nature ‘ferociously’ until substance gives way to spirit. Like haiku, they are meant to represent moments … Continue reading

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