Friday, December 10, 2010

Deck the Halls - an exhibition at 28 West Second Gallery in Greensburg, PA

28 West Second Gallery & Studio Space presents Deck the Halls: A Second Annual Holiday Exhibition, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 7 - 10 PM. Exhibition continues through December 24, 2010.

Deck the Halls features art work from local artists throughout the western Pennsylvania region: Michael Bendik, Michelle Eng-Bendik, Robert Bishop, Tony Cacalano, Kyle Fischer, John Lario, Roberta Meyers, Amy Rustic, Scott Snaden, Marc Snyder, Meeghan Triggs and more. There will be a wide variety of art work ranging from collage, fiber arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Find a unique gift for those special people in your life!

I'm delighted to have 7 linocuts included in this exhibition, including this one, "Lunch Hour".

28 West Second is a really great gallery here in Greensburg, and I would encourage everyone who can to take this opportunity to visit it!

28 West Second
Gallery & Studio Space
28 West Second St
Greensburg, PA 15601

Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri Noon - 6 PM/ Sat 11 AM - 4 PM / Appointments Welcome / Admission is Free

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Missing The Point

I've got sketchbooks full of studies from great artwork - it was something my various professors strongly encouraged, and something I encouraged my students to do. Here's a page of studies I just made where I challenged myself to create recognizable reproductions that were completely pointless in terms of learning anything significant about the artwork in question. The Rothko kind of fails at completely failing, as the values tell you a little something about the work. I think the Monet most satisfactorily succeeds at failing to convey anything meaningful about the painting in question.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Red Sky At Night

Subscribers to the FIMP Book of the Month Club (which, by the way, makes a wonderfully eccentric holiday gift) will find "Red Sky At Night" in their mailboxes any day now. This book explores and expands upon the wisdom of sailors.