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Elvis has left the building!


Vegas Elvis 1977 in Swope Art Museum

Vegas Elvis 1977 has left the building.

His next show is a fundraiser for Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Vegas Elvis 1977 was honored in 2019 to appear at the Swope’s 75th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition and now it’s his turn to give back.
I have donated this photography-based abstraction for a silent auction on May 3 during Swope Art Museum’s annual Marilyn Pendergast Spring Dinner and Fundraiser in the Country Club of Terre Haute in Allendale.
Each year, the dinner honors someone involved with the Swope for their contributions. Each year, proceeds from the silent auction help fund the upcoming annual exhibition.
Leading up to the fundraiser all donated original works of art will be on display in windows at the Swope, 25 S. Seventh Street.
In addition to the Swope, Vegas Elvis 1977 had shows in Arts Illiana Gallery and The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum. May 3 will be his fifth and final public appearance in Terre Haute . He will then be added to a Swope patron’s private collection.
What an honor!

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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