Ephemerama #41

Ephemerama #41

Three weeks was my birthday and I turned 43. The day was a nice one. I traveled with my ex to Longwood Gardens, one of my favorite places in this region of Pennsylvania, and had a lovely dinner with friends that evening. I managed to not feel the ennui that normally accompanies birthdays for most [...]

Ephemerama #39

Ephemerama #39

When trying to fit in an art career that involves a fair degree of social media self promotion in the middle of a 50 hour a week work things are bound to fall through the cracks. That has been the case with this blog as of late. I meant to talk a little about the [...]

In the Studio #51

In the Studio #51

A couple days ago I had a conversation with a fellow Banana-Factororian, Deb Slahta about listening where I confided that I don't always hear whats told to me for sometime, maybe even years later. Its a terrible trait, that leads me to making some avoidable mistakes, but fortunately I do eventually pay attention to what [...]

In the Studio #50

In the Studio #50

Well I just finished an unexpected painting a couple days ago that sent me on a strange direction in my work. About 6 months back I received stretcher bars from a soon-to-be-departing and dear Banana-Factorian, Alison Bessesdotter. These bars sat in my studio for months taunting me until I remembered a challenge another friend, Tyrone [...]

First Friday #21

First Friday #21

Well First Friday at the Banana Factory was a few days ago and I have had a little time to think about what went on during the open house. This last Friday was a light affair once again. I think were returning to the normal pattern of light First Fridays after two unusually busy First [...]

Ephemerama #36

Ephemerama #36

โ€œI did not know if I could make this painting, ethically or emotionally,... I donโ€™t know what it is like to be black in America. But I do know what it is like to be a mother. Emmett was Mamie Tillโ€™s only son. I thought about the possibility of painting it only after listening to [...]

First Friday #19

First Friday #19

Last night was First Friday for February at the Banana Factory and it was a very active night. It seems that the folks that run the show at the art center are finally making certain that the event is well attended. Both January and February's events were both nicely packed and last night in particular [...]