Nickel Plate's January exhibit is 'Healing Power of Art' . My 2 paintings in that show are By the Sea & On the Beach. The essay to accompany these:
Throughout history, men and women have found solace in the sea. A visit to a seaside or beach provides a breathtaking vista, a crashing of waves, and a fragrance of fresh ocean air. In all seasons, the vastness and openness of the sky and water, together remind us that our needs and problems are small and narrow. Our life takes on a proper perspective. As we linger by the sea we have time for quiet reflection and meditation. Anne Morrow Lindberg called this 'a gift from the sea'. Painting seascapes is an escape to the sea – the views and sounds become a soothing repose from daily life – and a chance to dream of walking barefoot and gathering shells.continues through the month of January. My birds nests are on exhibit.
Nickel Plate will feature the 'Hoosier Heart-Land' in February and March as a salute to the Indiana Bicentennial year of 2016. My paintings Red Barn, Indiana Dunes, and Sailboat at Eagle Creek were chosen for his special event.
River City Art Association will be exhibiting at the Community Theater lobby in Terre Haute. My paintings Seagull at Sunset and Energy will be part of this show.
Cool Creek Park in Carmel will be presenting their annual art exhibition – Nature's Inspirations. My paintings Sun at Sea and Wave have been chosen for his special event. The art work is nature scenes and/or wild animals. This is always a beautiful presentation, and I'm pleased to be included.
Arts Illiana is presenting a special spring exhibit – 'The Crow Show' in honor of the thousands of crows who make Terre Haute their home. My paintings Crow's Nest and On the Fence will be exhibited through April at the gallery in Terre Haute. There will be music & refreshments at the First Fridays in February, March & April.
Arts Illiana's annual fundraiser Tablescapes will be held February 25-27 at the beautifully renovated Indiana Theater. Groups and individuals decorate a themed table for the competition. During the event there is a tea, a special reception, and silent auction. All proceeds go to Arts Illiana – for the promotion of the Arts in west central Indiana and east central Illinois. I have contributed three bird paintings for the auction.
The Tablescapes Tea will be held Thursday February 25 at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute.
Dr. Laura Bates, the author of Shakespeare Saved My Life, the Vigo Library Community Read will speak.