Friday, February 12, 2016

Opening in Pendleton

I arrived in Pendleton Oregon to deliver the paintings just as it was getting dark. It was the first time I've ever seen my name in lights, which was a little weird.

We hung the show the following day, one day before the opening. After that I had a little spare time. I needed to pick up something from the hardware store and was surprised to see a color flyer for the show up in the window.

I saw it again at a local restaurant and again in the window of the bookstore.

The day of the show I stopped in at a different restaurant to grab a sandwich and there I was on the table.

Pendleton sure made me feel welcomes.

Unfortunately all of my shots of the actual opening came out blurry. I'lll try to get better ones and post them later.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Diptychs

I rearranged one diptych from the show at PCC and matched up a few more for next week's version of "A God In The Hearth" at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon.

Diptych #13 (Burn and Chimney)  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Diptych #12 (Coal mine and Log Pile)  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Diptych #11 (Burn and Coal Plant)  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Diptych #10 (Coal mine and Coal Plant)  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Diptych #9 (Chimney and Fire)  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Studio Visit vol. 32

I am happy to have some pieces from my "God In The Hearth" project included in the latest volume of Studio Visit. You can actually download a digital version of the whole book and past issues online here. The latest volume (#32) is at the bottom of the page.

Professional Perspectives on Climate Change

So this was a thing that happened. Forgot to post here about it but I participated in a panel discussion about different professional perspectives on climate change. I was deeply honored to share the stage with the following people:

Sharon Delcambre

PCC Instructor and Climate Scientist
Panelist Sharon Delcambre earned her PhD at the Center for Climate Research and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches Global Climate Change at Portland Community College. Visit Sharon's website.

Michael Paul Nelson

Environmental Ethicist
Panelist Michael Paul Nelson is an environmental scholar, writer, teacher, speaker, consultant, and professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University. Visit Michael's website.

Cassandra Profita

Moderator Cassandra Profita is a reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by OPB in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Visit Cassandra's website.

The conversation was in front of a small audience but that allowed it to be quite candid. Unfortunately it was not recorded, and I don't have any pictures. But Michael did give me a copy of this amazing book that he co-edited, with short essays on climate change as a moral issue by people like Barack Obama, The Dalai Lama, John Paul II, Ursula LeGuin, Gary Snyder, E. O. Wilson, and on and on.