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Art at the X

I’ll be showing Spiral Bowl with Flat Screen at Xavier University Art Gallery’s “Art at the X” from Aug. 25 through Sept. 22. It’s been a number of years since I’ve shown there, and I’m happy to be joining the exhibition again.

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Art and consciousness

The past two years have been a desultory mix of so many obligations that it has been nearly impossible to hew to a daily painting discipline. Typically, I’ve enjoyed two months of fairly uninterrupted work and then faced a month when I might have only a few days available for painting–earning some money as a […]

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Art is not thought

Thoughts on how not to think, from Agnes Martin: The life of an artist is a very good opportunity for life. When we realize that we can see life we gradually give up the things that stand in the way of our complete awareness. As we paint we move along step by step. We realize […]

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Doppelgangers

I had some fascinating conversations with fellow artists at the reception for Doppelgangers at Oxford Gallery, where Jim and Ginny Hall have assembled another fine group show. It drew a large crowd, and it may have offered the largest number of pieces of any show they’ve ever put together, more than sixty. Many of the […]

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Aimless beauty

Iris Murdoch, from Existentialists and Mystics: Following a hint in Plato (Phaedrus, 250) I shall start by speaking of what is perhaps the most obvious thing in our surroundings which is an occasion for ‘unselfing’, and that is what is popularly called beauty. Recent philosophers tend to avoid this term because they prefer to talk […]

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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event at Dana Campbell Vineyards, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of wine and books at a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) on […]

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Love Rhymes with Everything Book Event at Dana Campbell Vineyards, Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30PM

Join us for an afternoon of wine and books at a FUNdraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) on […]

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Hike and Learn – Cloud Sketching

Free slide talk and hike! Learn to identify clouds and get tips on how to and practice sketching them! Clouds are fascinating and learning more about them will open up a whole new world to you. Slide Talk Friday May 26, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Guanajuato Room, Ashland Library Hike and Sketch Saturday May 27, […]

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Butler Midyear bound

I was pleased to learn that Breakfast with Golden Raspberries was invited to another exhibition, the Midyear at the Butler Institute of American Art, July 9-August 20. It will be its third event since last fall, after exhibitions at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and at Manifest Creative Research Gallery. There were almost 900 entries from 313 […]

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A Sarasota feast

As art collectors, John and Mable Ringling fished with a net. And you get the impression that they wanted you to see nearly everything they snared in their trawls through Europe and Manhattan, even though what’s on exhibit at The Ringling in Sarasota is only a fraction of the permanent collection. You’re confronted with a […]

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