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Abstractions in solo show at Country Club of Terre Haute have forever homes


2018 CBAA Associate Members Show-a rose Blossoming Madly

I am honored to announce that two of my photography-based digital art abstractions featured in my solo show in the Country Club of Terre Haute have forever homes.

In April, a rose “Blossoming Madly” caught the eye of a young mother dining with family at the Country Club in the Allendale area of Terre Haute.

Abstract of wildflowers in May

And on Mother’s Day, I was surprised by daughters of a Terre Haute woman wanting to honor their mother with her favorite among all the artwork, “(Lavender Blue) Dilly Dilly.” (By coincidence, I must note that the original for this abstraction was an image I made of wildflowers in May a few years ago.)

Both images  and their titles spoke to these daughters’ and mothers’ hearts in a special way and that makes my heart sing!

You see, both of these images and titles are unique to me and hold special meaning for me. Growing up, my mother’s nickname was “Rosebud” and in later year’s “Rose.” I also grew up with a love for one of my Dad’s favorite folk singers, Burl Ives, and the original version of “Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly).”

Several other abstractions are featured through mid-June in Arts Illiana’s Community Outreach Gallery space in the Country Club of Terre Haute.

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‘Vegas Elvis 1977’ curated into ‘Anything Goes’ exhibition at Arts Illiana Gallery


“Vegas Elvis 1977” in top left corner

I am happy to announce that my photography-based digital art abstraction titled “Vegas Elvis 1977” was selected by guest curator Michael Roberts for the “Anything Goes” exhibition in the Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The high gloss aluminum panel is float-mounted off of a black acrylic background for presentation.

The “Anything Goes” exhibition call was open to artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan. Arts Illiana Gallery announced that 145 works of art were submitted by 55 artists. Sixty-nine of those submitted works of art from 35 artists were selected for the show, which opened May 3.

Roberts is a southside Chicago-based artist, musician and lawyer who began drawing at an early age and started live figure drawing in grammar school. Art and drawing was his focus throughout his childhood and he eventually majored in Art in college. Changing gears, he graduated from law school and after years of absence from the art world, he has returned to his roots in the form of portrait and abstract paintings. Inspired by urban street art and the abstracts of contemporary artists like Richter and the pop art of Warhol, Roberts creates multi-layered works which he describes as “Organic Street Art.”

Roberts’ artwork is on view in Arts Illiana’s North Gallery during the run of the “Anything Goes” exhibition through July 19.