My very good friend, fellow dumpster diver and found object artist, Randall Cleaver, had an exhibit of his amazing clocks at the Urban Outfitters’ Gallery at their corporate headquarters at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia in Oct./Nov. of 2013. This is a short video of my visit to his exhibition.
For more info on Randall’s marvelous work, go to:
Also, check out this interview with Randall right here on YouTube:
The music used in this video was licensed from videoblocks.com.
Video © 2013 by Burnell Yow!
Open Studios Preview: Out in the Open with Nowhere to Hide
We talked to a spectrum of seven different Philly visual artists, who will be exposing their inner worlds to the public this weekend as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Download the tours’ free app and learn about these artists who have a wealth of knowledge and talent to share.
By CAROLYN GRACE
Read the article here: http://34st.com/2013/10/open-studios-preview-out-in-the-open-with-nowhere-to-hide/
I’m having a show of my black and white photographs at the Ross Beitzel Gallery on the campus of Gloucester County College from the 24th of October to the 25th of November. That’s my “Cape May Crow” on the attached graphic. Hope to see you at the opening on the 24th.
Click thumbnail to view more info on the exhibit.
Opening at a Limner Gallery near you! Well, actually there’s only one, and it’s in Hudson, NY about a half hour drive from Woodstock – the town, not the 1969 festival of the same name. The piece pictured is my contribution to a stunning lineup of truly “Strange Figurations.” My piece is a bronze titled “The Artist As A Young Raven.” I guess you’d call it an autobiographical work.
(Click thumbnail to view larger image and the gallery hours.)
View other works in this exhibit here: http://www.slowart.com/limner/current/index.htm
Just recently spent a wonderful evening with friends and fellow artists, Lu & Michele. After dinner, Lu brought out his Udu drum and played a bit. I was hooked. My wife, Betsy, remarked that I’d definitely need to get one of those. And I did. The photo below is one I took with my iPhone of Lu playing. The one below that is me with my new Udu drum.
This is my good friend and fellow artist, Ed Bronstein. He rode up on his bike today from a few hours of painting on the streets of Philadelphia. Some folks call it “plein air” painting. I tend to just say open air. Anyway, he had a story to tell that I thought was interesting enough to be passed on: Seems he had set up his street easel on the sidewalk at 16th and Pine Streets across from a building he wanted to capture in oils. Artists do this all over Philadelphia. I’m sure you’ve either seen them, or perhaps you are even one of them. Personally, I find it thrilling and a wonderful aspect of living in a city with a vital art community. Not so, evidently, the owner (or employee) of the gallery Ed had set up in front of. Yes, you guessed it. Ed was told to leave. When he questioned the owner (or employee) of the gallery, he was told (according to Ed), “Man, this is a gallery. I can’t have a painter out here.” Now, to me, there seems to be something slightly skewed about the logic here. It was a public sidewalk. Ed was not selling his work, only working, and Ed’s presence might very well have even brought people into the gallery. But what do I know. It was nice to visit with my friend for a few minutes anyway.