Saturday, September 3, 2022

Three Final Shows in 2022

Yes, it has been an extremely busy year for me, and yet there are still three solo shows remaining before the year ends. My first solo show was in 1974, and these will being me up to fifteen solo shows since then.

The first show will be at the Gallery at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue in Historic Sykesville. The show of forty paintings will run from September 10th until October 21st. My current working title is: "Throwaways", because the show is made up of 40 paintings that were experiments or demonstration paintings. These paintings are more free and exuberant than my usual studio paintings, and they are made even more interesting by putting them in frames made to reflect the paintings content. The title comes from the lesson that I give to my students... "Paint everything like you're going to throw it away" because it gets rid of the apprehension of starting a painting.

The opening reception for the show at Fairhaven will be on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 to 4.

The second show will be at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia and will be a part of the annual Howard County "Road to the Arts" event. The show runs from September 15th to October 17th, with the opening reception on September 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00. The show will be the fifty paintings that were done last year in celebration of the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City, and is also an EC250 sponsored event. The frames were all made to reflect the content of each painting and are made from recycled materials, children's blocks, Lincoln Logs, tiles, glass marbles and lots of other interesting materials. Really, I could leave the paintings at home and just show the frames, they are that entertaining.

The opening reception for the show at the Columbia Art Center will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3.

The third show will be at AIDA Wine Bistro, 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia and this show of forty paintings will run from September 26th until December 31st. This show is made up of a bit of everything, from my paintings of Historic Ellicott City, some work from a painting trip to the Eastern Shore in 2018, paper sculptures and quite a few other oddities. And once again, the frames are separate pieces of art, with each created for the individual painting.

Details on the opening reception will be posted when known.

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