This exhibit at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus only goes on another week, so if you’re local it’s worth stopping in. Especially if you want to see some paintings from Ohio artists that are bright, detailed, and in some ways atypical of what I expected from watercolors. Here are a few examples:
Here’s a link to the gallery page, including some additional images and info on the (rather restricted) gallery hours. The exhibit has paintings from members of the Ohio Watercolor Society and is a juried exhibition.
Visited the Pizzuti Collection today to see their photography exhibition, “I Hear America Singing: Contemporary Photography from America”. It’s a small exhibit but worthwhile if you’re in the area. The images that particularly struck me related to humans and our impact on the environment and nature, particularly in the American West.
Fascinating to me was that this exhibit was originally created and presented at the national fine art gallery in Amman, Jordan, where it would have explored the themes of diversity within America and our relationship with the land. Here is a link to a description of the exhibition from Ashley Lumb, curator.
Also, it’s such a pleasure to be able to go to art galleries and exhibitions again!
I was really impressed by the work of Alex MacLean, Griselda San Martin and Michael Lundgren. Also enjoyed Lucas Foglia’s “Frontcountry” series. I’ve included links to their websites below.
It’s one of my favorite places, so on my recent trip to California (my first since the start of Covid in 2020) of course I had to revisit the beautiful Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. Here are a few random images of art that impressed me inside the building — something different, since I usually focus on the gardens and beautiful views.
The Getty Villa is smaller and more serene than the big Getty Center museum in Los Angeles. Here’s a link to their website for info about visiting. If you’re in the area it’s worth a visit!
I’m excited to share the cover of the new Sword & Sorcery anthology from Flinch Books! This action-packed cover is by Mark Wheatley. I’m one of ten authors with short stories in the anthology, which will be released later this month. Here is a link to the Flinch Books Facebook page for the full announcement!
Ohio is cold in the winter, muggy and hot in midsummer. But our transitional seasons are beautiful.
Spring is just beginning here. Daffodils are blooming, as well as some early trees. But most things are just beginning: a touch of green dusting a field, buds just thinking about opening on the end of knobby tree branches. There’s a moisture and warmth in the air we haven’t felt here for a while.
I’m hoping this can be a season of new beginnings for the world as well.
We’re not out of this pandemic yet, but if I try I can just see some hope. People are being vaccinated. People are starting to look outward again, when for the last year we have been in a protective, inward-looking mode.
We’re still masking, still being cautious, and hopefully still following advice from health experts about how to keep Covid-19 from spreading. But I hope for everyone’s sake that there is hope just around the corner.