I recently made a series of prints for internationally known local artist, Cynthia Gale. The prints are reproductions of several of her original drawings. They are available at her gallery, All Matters Gallery, in Chagrin Falls.
The images are printed on an elegant rice paper that complements the delicate pencil strokes she used to capture the textures of the feathers and driftwood branches that are the subjects of the drawings. This was a serious challenge to create accurate scans of the drawings and print them in a way that reproduces the delicacy and surface texture of the pencil strokes.
Two of my prints have been accepted into the 2017 Juried Photography Biennial Exhibition Sponsored by the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin, Ohio. One print received the special Juror’s Award! I’m pretty excited about this. This is the same print that was rejected by the Lakeland College May Show last year. Just goes to show you that one juror’s opinion is just that. Also, it’s nice to see that persistence pays off, at least once in a while.
I have an exhibition currently running at the Malvina J. Freedson Gallery at Winton Place in Lakewood, Ohio. This is all previously exhibited work, but it’s interesting to see it all together in one show. The gallery address is 12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH. Winton Place is right next to Pier W, one of the best known restaurants in the Cleveland area. So stop by to see the show and then enjoy lunch or dinner at Peir W with its fine food and great view of the lake.
One of my landscape prints was accepted into It’s Elemental: Earth & Air, the upcoming exhibition at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. There is an opening reception scheduled for January 22, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. (Extra credit to the first person to find the hawk in the image!)
I edited and published a book for Protect Geauga Parks back in November. The book included profiles of four individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the preservation and conservation of parklands in Geauga County over the past several decades. The book includes three of my landscape photographs of scenes in the Geauga Parks as well as essays by three young writers from Geauga County who were recognized in the Nature Writing Competition sponsored by the Geauga Park District and the Foundation for Geauga Parks in 2013 and 2014.
The initial (small) press run is almost sold out, but a few copies remain and can be purchased from Protect Geauga Parks, P.O. Box 1064, Chardon, OH 44024.
Talk about time flying…! It was 25 years ago that I and several other folk music subversives got together in my living room to play some tunes. This soon became a weekly event that then led to the formation of a band called Rhubarb Pie. We mainly played at contra dance events in the Cleveland area. I left the band some time around 1995, but several stalwarts (better known as the Rhubarbarians) continue on to this day. Last night they invited all the former members back for a 25th anniversary dance. You’ll find a gallery of pictures under the Pages column to the left.