Sunday, September 27, 2009

Peace Pieces

I am honored to report that I have been invited to show some of my sculpture in an upcoming international exhibit titled "The Art of Peace." It is described as "an open forum of peace art gathered from all over the world. An interesting perspective on peace will be seen through this international gathering of artists' work." (One of my sculptures, "A Hard Reign," is shown here.)

The exhibit is co-hosted by the Dayton International Peace Museum, Dayton's new non-profit gallery and studio called Missing Peace Art Space, as well as the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, which will host a large part of it at their 48 High Street Gallery (about a block from the Missing Peace Art Space) (links below). The exhibit commemorates the 14th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords that resulted in an end to the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict. Half of any profits or donations from the exhibit will be used to help support the Dayton International Peace Museum and half will go to help the Children of Narva, Estonia.

The exhibit runs October 22 through November 1, 2009, with an opening reception and silent auction at both DSPS and Missing Peace on Thursday, October 22, 5 - 9 pm. These events are free and open to the public. Please come out and support this interesting and important exhibit!

P.S. As a preview - please visit the Missing Peace Art Space through October 12, 2009, currently exhibiting the large, realistic, political paintings of New York master artist Max Ginsburg. This is a powerful exhibition!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Antioch Lives On!

Crowds cheered as keys were passed yesterday (9/4/09) and now it's official - my beloved alma mater Antioch College will survive - through the hard work of the ACCC (Antioch College Continuation Corporation). It was a long, hard fight but I never really doubted the college would prevail. You just can't tell Antiochians they can't do something. The powers that be are projecting for a small first class in Fall of 2011....And now the fun begins.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Lucky Tree

I found out recently that I received a 1st Place in the Landscape category from the Miamisburg Art Gallery show that opened August 15. Yahoo! The piece that won was a little abstract tree that has won awards for me in the past. People must enjoy looking at it - so I'll post it here again. The show will be up through Saturday, September 5th. Thanks, Miamisburg Art Guild!