Monthly Archives: February 2017

From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIX

Canadian Art – Paul Richard James Artist Statement: “I work on several bodies of work at one time and each body of work is as important as any other. My work is at the same time, both traditional and radical … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLVIII

American Art – Part I of III: Brian Grimm In the words of one writer, “Brian Grimm was born in Bastrop, Texas in 1968 and grew up in the small town of Elgin, Texas. His talent was discovered at an … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLVII

The Hero of the Day: Punxsutawney Phil A Poem for Today “Lay Back the Darkness” By Edward Hirsch My father in the night shuffling from room to room on an obscure mission through the hallway. Help me, spirits, to penetrate … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLV

American Art – Part I of IV: Angela Bentley Fife Artist Statement: ”Much of my work is created out of my own confusion of stereotypes, roles, and expectations that surround us and shift with time. I question our cultural ideals, … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIV

Canadian Art – John Neville In the words of one writer, “John Neville has been described as a folk artist, a master printmaker, a professional storyteller, and an “original” Canadian artist. He was brought up in the tiny village of … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIV

A Poem for Today “Many Asked Me Not to Forget Them” By Naomi Shihab Nye Where do you keep all these people? The shoemaker with his rumpled cough. The man who twisted straws into brooms. My teacher, oh my teacher. … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIII

Happy New Year! We have just entered the Year of the Rooster on the Lunar Calendar. This is an especially auspicious event for me, since I was born in the Year of the Rooster. In the spirit of the occasion, … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLII

Musings in Winter: Lemony Snicket “The sky was dark blue twilight, pretty to look at but lonely to walk under.” Musings in Winter: William Hazlitt “Give me the clear blue sky over my head, and the green turf beneath my … Continue reading

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