Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November Art Walk

So. keep open November 21st for the Art Walk downtown. Space is being made available by the Salloum's at the Piedmont Renaissance Center in downtown Concord. I am working now on some art for that display venue.  Selections include an eclectic mix of old and new, garden and urban. Some of my current likes.. They may include some or all of the following.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August (non) Art Walk

August Art
So, as predicted, the Art Walk planned for August 22nd will have to do without any aspiring/itinerant artists displaying at the old bank building.  The Arts Council is encouraging artists to display on the lawn outside the old courthouse, but that seems a bit like establishing a homeless venue outside the master's mansion. Besides, what's the probability of rain that night? It is August after all.  So, I think we (I) will skip this next Art Walk. So, enjoy the collections at our several local galleries where the real artists hang out folks--the Art Guild at 11 Union, the Sundae Art Gallery above the ice creamery on Union, and of course the displays at our local shoppes, like Little Feather and Gianni's, and the Chocolatiere.

Friday, June 27, 2014

September Art

September Art
So, June art has come and gone. The Art Walk was a bit disappointing, given that there were only four artists displaying at our usual place in the old bank building. Reality may have finally set in, and that may represent the last of the old generation of Art Walks in Concord. In the new model, the Art walks may well be a stroll from one permanent art gallery to another, with no space for itinerant artisans who do not display at regular, permanent galleries. That used to be my main source of entertainment at the old generation Art Walks--seeing the 20-30 artists who displayed a wonderful range of artistic disciplines. I guess they have all become "professional artists" with permanent display space.  This is good and bad, I guess. The good part is that Concord now has professional art galleries within the downtown area. That helps to make Concord a "destination of choice" for lovers of art (and fine food-see Gianni's and The Chocolatiere).  The bad part is that artisans, like me--casual artists who have no pretensions to being professional artists--may no longer have display space. Ah well, everything eventually comes to an end.
But should it not end right now, and should there be another display opportunity, here are some potential pieces. I am calling this Nature,  Great and Small . . . so here goes . . .

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

June Art

So, where has the time gone? June. Been traveling . . . up to New England and back, to see our grandson graduate from high school. Nice affair and good for him. Now it's off to college and then . . . real life
But in the meantime, we will have another Art Walk.  June 20th, 6-9 PM  So, here's what I'm thinking at the moment . . . Oh, I removed a few from my last musings. So, there'll be six framed and behind glass in 16 x 20 size and four on canvas in sizes ranging from 16 x 26 to 16 x 32. And I just added another picture, shown here on top. It will be in a frame behind glass in 19 x 40 size.
See you there.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring Art Walk

Ok, so maybe old man winter has given up and Spring is actually coming. Now, every time I say that, the old fart comes roaring back dropping his little white stuff all over the landscape. Still, he has to go away at some point.  So, now we can start thinking of Springy things, and what could be more Springy than an Art Walk? So, we have another one coming up, this time it's April 4th at the usual 6-9 PM. I will be displaying in the usual place, the old Bank Building across the street from the Old Courthouse (where the real art is displayed).  So come one come all to see my latest pseudo-art displays. Here's what will be appearing, some on canvas, some behind frames.

I like the idea of repurposing old things (like me). I have been buying some frames and old framed pictures at CVAN's store and then reusing the frames for my own pseudoart.  I bought two rather large frames--25 x 35 size, with picture openings of 18 x 25. That's a bit larger than my usual. So, I crafted a couple of my pictures to fit and will include the new framed pictures in the April Art Walk. I'm getting rather too many pictures, but what the hell . . . Here are the two new ones. They look quite handsome in their new frames, but you will have to come to the Art Walk to see them.




Monday, February 3, 2014


No, no, it's not yet Spring and the Spring Art Walk is not just around the corner. Everything in good time. But it's coming, soon, to a neighborhood near you . . . well maybe not if your neighborhood is in Minnesota or even Punxhetawney, Pennsylvania where that wuss Phil lives.  But maybe in Concord. I know, maybe if we all clap for the Tinker Bell Spring Fairy, she will emerge into a Spring Wonderland, and banish that cranky old man Winter back to the Twin Cities where he resides most of the time. In the meantime, looking desperately for a sign or two of Spring, I caught the guys hanging out in the pond, probably thanking us for removing the net. They are all present and accounted, thank you.

And then, I went looking for other signs. No bulbs yet, although rumors of them are floating about.  But Harry Lauder is showing signs of life.

And then we observed our Amaryllis bulb had sprouted and we showed it off last evening at dinner.  Surely that is a sign of Spring, no??