seven – An Art Show at La Mancha Coffeehouse – May 2012 – Opening, May 12th, 3-6pm

Well, it is about time for my annual art show 😉 The good folks at La Mancha Coffeehouse have invited me to hang work during May. On May 12th from 3-6pm there will be an official opening. Three poet friends of mine will be reading poetry from 4-6pm.

More details on the show here.
More details on La Mancha here.


dark, frozen corn stalks – a haiku preview for 17 syllables : one thousand words

Later tonight, I will add all the haiku images for my show coming up this Saturday to its Flickr page, but I could not wait for this one! How nice is that?! Thanks to a friend.

There will be a total of 10 haiku images in lovely frames for sale from $12-18. More details on the show to follow later today.

Nine out of 18…

…fifty percent, is not bad at all for the number of pictures sold in my current photo show. However, I would be happy to sell some more before (or after) the show comes down next Wednesday. Many thanks to everyone who has visited the exhibit either virtually or online. Oh, and if you mention it, this discount still applies.

Still available (in most-to-absolutely-least-surprising order)
Dearest Freshness, Deep Down Things
Sunflowers for Vincent
Maple Seed Still Life
Pull Tab, 2005

Final Days! Great Savings!

Well, my exhibit at Meshuggah will only be up for a week or so more, so if you were interested in seeing it hanging, now would be the time to go.

I have been very pleased at the number of sales as of this writing. Yet, even though I have just moved into a new flat and have wall space for many of these (indeed, I have already thought about specific places for some of them), I would be far more interested in finding these pieces good homes other than my own.

To that end, for this final week, please feel free to take $5 off the price of any one piece in the show and $15 off if you buy a pair , but you must mention this blog post. (I just had to throw that last phrase in to make this an authentic ad 🙂

Now, I realize that this is a little bit unfair to those who have already very kindly purchased pieces (thank you), but I will still happily apply the discount if you purchase a second piece!

“Nature is Never Spent,” A Photo Show at Meshuggah, An Opening

meshuggah show card

Well, hello, blog readers. It has been a while, by the standards of this blog at least. I always experience a sort of version of the post-holiday blues when I finish a big endeavor like the photo contest. And, if one is prone to be low anyway, that can lead to a fair amount of intertia from time to time. At any rate, enough of that, except one final note on the contest. If you are a contestant and wanted judges’ comments and did not get them, please feel free to email me.

The Show
This Thursday I will be putting up a show at Meshuggah Cafe in the St. Louis Loop. I must confess that this has been a dream for a rather long time, as Meshuggah is a pretty cool place, and I really, really wanted to hang some photos there.

In contrast to the strength of that dream, but perhaps in keeping with the aesthetic of Meshuggah, the show is rather more subdued and consists of smaller prints than previous shows, framed in old, some rather dingy, vintage frames. It is titlted “Nature is Never Spent,” which is a phrase from the poem “God’s Grandeur,” by Gerard Manlely Hopkins.

The size of the prints, though, does mean that the pricing should be rather nice. I am envisioning prices between $30-100, with most on the lower end of the spectrum. The online version of the show and price list will be coming soon.

I am not necessary completely satisfied that I have evoked this poem as well as I did “Pied Beauty.” However, to be fair, it is a bit more of a daunting task. I see this poem as being about humankind’s impact on the earth as a result of the Fall, with the counterpoint that God still shines out through nature by the sustaining work of the brooding, nuturing Holy Spirit. I did wish to convey both the grandeur and mystery of God more and the depravity of humankind more, but, nonetheless, it is a start, and there can always be a second take.

If you happen to be in the St. Louis area from 6-9pm this Friday evening, May 29th, please feel free to come by for an opening. The cafe will be open for its regular customers. However, the owner knows there will be an opening. If you like, you can purchase supper or some snacks or a “cold frosty one,” as Mike Shannon is apt to say, or a glass of wine from the cafe. Of course, you needn’t purchase anything at all, but if folks were to buy some goods, it would be a nice thank you to Meshuggah. I may have some cookies there as well.

Hope to see some of you there.

Pied Beauty 1.5 ::: A Faux Opening ::: November 22, 2-3:30pm


You are cordially invited to an an “opening” for my photo exhibit at Crave Coffeehouse in St. Louis. It is only a “faux opening” because at least a part of the show has been up for several weeks and there will be no official program or talk. The coffeehouse will be open for its regular business hours at 2pm, but a band begins practicing for evening worship at 3:30pm, so it gets a little noisier, though the coffeehouse is still open.

I just finished installing the rest of the exhibit this morning and am excited at how it turned out. So, if you you are in the STL this Saturday afternoon and would like to catch a cup of coffee and a tasty treat and check out some of my photos, I will be there from 2-3:30pm. Oh, and some of these might make very fine Christmas presents. Just had to throw that in there. It’s for a good cause.