Seeing a Master – Andrew Wyeth’s Helga

So we're taking one day a month for spiritual retreat and renewal, and I hadn't gotten to mine yet, so yesterday, I took half a day.  I spent the early morning reading from the prophet Isaiah and from Matthew's gospel, then went on to Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton, and then to poetry by …

Watching My Friends Work

Last Friday night, Greenwood held it's monthly 2nd Friday artwalk.  As part of that event, Taproot Theatre staged its own entry: the making of a portrait.  The artist was my good friend Sam Vance, and his subject was another good friend, Nikki Visel.  The impetus for this was a scene from Taproot Theatre's next offering, …

My Kid Could Paint That

Jeffrey Overstreet's article inspired me to go grab My Kid Could Paint That, a documentary by Amir Bar-Lev concerning one Marla Olmstead, a four-year-old painter whose work took the New York Art Scene by storm back in 2005. (Her painting "Mosquito Bite" is shown above.) The film begins as a celebration of this year child's …