|The Spring Show, Main Street Art Gallery|
I will admit the camera is my crutch. When I enter the gallery my brain is already putting up a fight. There is so much here and lots o' people and I think I'll never be able to get it all on the blog for you. The camera is the best way I have found to focus.
|Three Boys, Photo on Board 24" x 36" (Reverse Framed)|
There is a 36" x 48" reversed frame photo on board by Kris Robinson called Jenny and Earl. It draws me in and I love it and it is the sweetest, most precious scene and I didn't get the shot. Either I'll have to go back or you'll have to go see it. I'm being totally judgmental when I say, Amazing photographer with some of the most peaceful, endearing scenes. I think if I lived in a high rise somewhere among busy city streets with concrete and constant then I would need one of her pieces on my wall if for no other reason but to help me remember what this place is.
|Joy in Any Language, Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"|
Helen Christie Argo
|Katsumi: Victorious Beauty, Mixed Media on Canvas 30" x 40"|
Helen Christie Argo
Again many artists, much talent. Accepting that I have failed in bringing it all back to you is the only way I can return. Giving up, letting go. I begin doing just all I know to do and find a safety here in these works. Even in this place with all of these people I am thinking about our conversation.
|Square Books Double Decker, 11" x 14" (Framed 16" x 20")|
|Sunflowers in Orange Pot, Photographic Print 11" x 14" (Framed 16" x 20")|
|Sycamore Street, Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 20"|
|Turquoise Flower, Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 20"|
Molly is the only new artist I meet. She is standing in the back left corner by her work. This is great because I've been wanting to have a conversation with her. It is also a problem because like my Dad I have entire paragraphs of conversations with people in my mind which means when I finally get to talk to them they're usually a bit stunned by the summary sentence that comes out of my mouth. In my defense if they heard the whole paragraph it might make more sense. or not.
The only thing I want to ask Molly is a question about happiness. You see I already know Molly is the mother to one son who is now in his senior year in high school. I think I remember she is about my age, teaches second/third grade, performs whatever duties it takes to be married to a man (I'm totally clueless but remember this as one of the hardest things I ever tried to do). She paints, shows at galleries and has a line of note cards and t-shirts featuring her work.
The crazy thing? It's some of the most optimistic work I've seen. Bright colors, images of beautiful days. Happy scenes like what you would expect a child to paint but better because it is done by a trained adult. And yes, when I meet her she is just as glass is half full, beaming as you would expect. Thus, I have to ask her 'cause I know you want to know. I sure did. It is the question any good art connoisseur would ask an established artist,
Molly, do you ever find yourself in the fetal position sobbing? (like she'd have time)
I quickly rephrase the question, I mean, have you ever painted a dark cloud?
Her immediate answer, No. Then, I love self help books. I read them all the time.
I think to myself.
she makes a choice.
could it be that simple?
hm. yeah. maybe so.
|Spring Bouquet, Oil on Canvas 11" x 14"|
I hear the one above sold. Janice Kennedy has four pieces, and I find myself coming back to her work like that one song playing over and over.
|Light, Oil on Canvas 8" x 10"|
|Sunflower Field, Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 20" Gallery Wrap|
|Great Blue Heron at Rest, Pastels on Paper 18" x 24" (Framed 24" x 30")|
Signed Limited Edition Prints Available
Terri just picked this back up after an accident, an exercise in keeping her hands and mind busy. Some things just blow my mind.
There is not enough room here to tell you everything, to show you all the work they are displaying. The Spring Show is running through May 26th on Friday and Saturday nights. If you can't get there but would like to see more of the work or ask about pricing you can email David Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their facebook page.
Today I am grateful for the ways in which people share.