Two to Colorado

Lots of art exhibits got canceled this spring! Big surprise to no one, I’m sure. But things are picking up again, and I am especially happy when a gallery that is taking every precaution in the world invites my work. These pieces go to venues with strict guidelines in place for doing an art exhibit in the time of pandemic. So… for the second time, Double Arpeggio will soon be on the road, this time to the 73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association 2020 Juried Art Show & Awards. The exhibit is scheduled August 1 through September 19, 2020, at…

#6 from Costa Rica

This magnificent tree–a kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra)–standing head and shoulders above the rain forest, is the sixth of my images from last summer’s trip to Costa Rica to be invited into a juried art show. From the moment we piled out of our Land Rover along a rutted, pot-holed mountain road, I was deeply moved by this tree. I have questions for this tree. Read them here in the blog post I wrote the night after encountering it. Why “Hyperion”? In Greek mythology, Hyperion was one of the 12 Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky). Moreover, Hyperion is…

The Way of Light

“That’s what a son is for.” That’s the punch line. Here’s the story. I was texting my son this morning to thank him. Last week I emailed him two images I was struggling to choose between for my submission to a show I really wanted in. His feedback has been helpful before and so I asked him which image he found most interesting to look at. He responded immediately with a simple statement: “The one where the stick is more prominent.” Well, it’s a vine, not a stick, but… I knew instantly that he was right. The zig-zag vine being…

June Group Show

The Jones Gallery is located in the heart of the Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads Arts District. It is a huge, 100-year-old historically registered warehouse building, and David Jones fills all 9000 square feet with art for a monthly group show. I have been pleased to have my work selected to be a part of these large, eclectic shows multiple times, and I’ll have two pieces in the June 2020 Group Show: Gone Global and Untitled (Union Station). Each monthly group show opens with a “First Fridays” reception–a popular event in Kansas City area. I went in January, and when I…

Go online!

These are trying times. The Masur Museum in Monroe, La., closed a few weeks ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, it sustained tornado damage. Thankfully, no one is hurt. Some outdoor sculptures blew over but the artworks are all safe. So… this is not a whine! Rather, I am deeply grateful that in trying times, we can think outside the box and do things technologically that were not possible not so long ago. The Masur’s 57th Annual Juried Competition is available online. You can take a virtual tour here. Be sure to do two things while you…