Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Talking about AIR

Photo by Matthew Hodge
A public speaker I am not—not by a long shot, but it's easier when I am talking about such a great program as the Artist in Residence program in our national parks and forests, and have such and engaged and interesting audience. It was a great opening reception, thanks to the folks at the Hale House, and especially the Director, Lori Urso. I had such a good time talking with everyone.

The show is up till Oct. 6, hours are Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday; 12 Noon to 4 pm.

The seal, oil/canvas, 20x24, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In Hale - AIR

The problem with being up half the night with a migraine is that when you go to hang your show the next day, you will be unable to do simple math. But thankfully the very patient Lori Urso, Director of the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society which has restored and oversees the historic Hale House, was cheerful about remeasuring and teaching us her special wire looping technique. So the show was hung yesterday and fit the space just as I had hoped.

The Badlands series
Kevin and Lori hanging out
The first of my Alaska series
The lighting is not as harsh as it appears in these photos, and if I must say so myself, the show looks very nice. The work in the show is a selection of paintings from my artist residencies in our National Parks and Forests. The Hale House was the summer home of Edward Everett Hale, writer, environmentalist, and who was instrumental in the successful passage of the Weeks Act, which made possible the designation of The White Mountain National Forest, which has just started its own Artist in Residence Program. So I hope, as E.E. Hale looks into the gallery from his portrait in the next room, he will approve.

The opening is Friday night, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8.

The beautiful big red Hale House is located on a hill above Route 1 South, about 10 miles after you pass the Tower (map below). Look for the sign with the library symbol and turn right immediately after, since you won't see the house till you're past it. If you do pass it, there is a turn around on the left right after.

The exhibit is up till October 6, and the Hale House is worth a visit in its own right, a beautiful and peaceful place.

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