Monday, March 28, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The online magazine, Wildlife Art Journal, has authored a timely article regarding the proposed paved, high-speed highway that would cut through the northern reaches of the vast and spectacular Serengeti Plains ecosystem in northern Tanzania. I have talked about this situation before and my personal feelings about how disastrous this proposal could be for the last great migratory spectacle on this planet. A number of artists were asked to submit works that embodied our personal views on this and I am pleased to be one of a dozen or so, whose works are represented in the article. Take a look and read the article and think about the prospects of such an undertaking as the proposed roadway and what effect it would have on the tens of thousands of animals that depend upon unhindered movement around and through this fabulous place on their yearly migration in search of green pastures. If you feel as strongly as I and the other artists represented do, find some way to engage in the discussion and add your support to a worldwide effort to keep this possibly devastating roadway from being built. There are alternatives far less invasive that would result in less impact on the wildlife of the Serengeti and still offer the touted benefits that an alternate routing of the roadway would bring to the people of the interior of western Tanzania.
On another note, tomorrow is the opening reception for Each One Invites One at McBride Gallery in Annapolis. I am pleased to be one of five gallery artists whose works will be spotlighted in this interesting show idea in which we five were each asked to invite one artist whose work we respect and admire to be a guest for this show. My invited artist is friend and fabulous pastel artist, Cindy House. At 2PM tomorrow afternoon, I and the other gallery artists will each introduce our invitees by speaking about their work and why we admire it. Stop into the gallery between 1 and 4 tomorrow and see some unique artwork.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Well, maybe not all play; a couple hours at the National Zoo to check out the lion cubs born early last fall. Perfect day for it, sunny, warm, bright blue sky and, until I was reminded that today was St. Pat's Day, marveling at and wondering why all the people were wearing green! I bet you can't figure out what might be coming up on the drawing board sometime soon?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 06, 2011
As I was standing at the bathroom sink this morning, washing my face and getting ready for the first cup of tea of the morning, I thought I detected some sort of grayish vision out the window downstairs in my backyard. Since I did not have my glasses on, I went quickly and got them off the night stand and bingo . . . four deer parading around in my backyard at 5 past 8 in the morning.
I ran downstairs and into the kitchen just in time to snap a couple of shots, unfortunately with the long lens on the camera since I had been photographing the spring robins the other day, but at least a documentation of sorts!
I've seen deer along the creek near my neighborhood when I walk there, but never up here in the middle of the neighborhood. What a unique experience to wake up to on a rainy Sunday morning.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
to a new audience. During the reception, there will be a short discussion about each of the special invited guest artists and what about their work inspired each of the five gallery artists to invite them to participate. I could speak volumes about Cindy's work, but will have to pare down to the highlights of what it is about her work that has always captivated me from the first time I saw her subtle, brilliant landscapes at some long distant Birds in Art opening.
If you are near Annapolis and can come into town on the 20th, you will be treated to some incredible art work and have a chance to meet five guest artists whose works not only are respected by their fellows, but will also offer inspiration to all who view them for the first time.