The Print Club of Rochester at RIT City Art Space
Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
David Hammons art is very evocative, even ghostly. This kind of site specific work reminds me so much of what Robert Smithson would write about in his essays that would recall "monuments" of an era past. I often walked down this stretch of road when I was a teenager, to photograph and sketch, never stopping to think what the future would hold for this place. Now, when we come back into Manhattan I almost can't recognize the city where I was born!
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
ON a bright note, let us celebrate Spring, but not forget those of us who have lost a family member or relative in this pandemic. I have had the vaccine twice ( applause ), but I know there are many who have not, or choose not to ( and I guess they have their reasons! ). Now, I am in a transition away from being a Professor in the College of Art & Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, and I have some time to reflect on this season, as well as write about artists and their artwork again.
We are looking for inspiration as the weather trends towards warmth and daylight hangs around a bit longer. We can still wear a mask in a public space and we hope to return to "normal" soon. One can even allow oneself to venture into a museum or art gallery. While I have been sequestered working on my new art book, it will soon be published under the title of: "WheelHouse", and I will have more to say about that in a future post. Creating a book like this has been a four year project, and it will contain a selection of my paintings and prints from the last dozen years or so.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Photo by Sue Weisler
My Class at R.I.T. drawing from life!
Birds by Wild Wings
I haven't been out-of-touch! It is just that it took so long to adjust to the new circumstances! This is my last semester teaching my art classes at Rochester Institute of Technology, and since I am ancient, I qualify for teaching from home, remotely. There is so much to learn, doing ZOOM meetings all day, and then having to keep everything in order! I am very thankful for not having to venture onto campus considering the spike in COVID cases here in Monroe County!
This new semester has been stressful for my students who are worrying about going home for Thanksgiving, after getting all their work done for the fall. I had never given a critique before over the computer. I am not a big fan of having the art at arms length, much less in another part of the country, but if that is what it takes to get the job done....