“I would use it to shoot all around the old farmhouses. So many of them were abandoned and it always was intriguing to me,” the Chicago-based artist says. “The people who lived in them had reached a point to where they had to move or were forced out, and they just left them. They were time capsules and no matter how much my parents admonished me I would sneak inside to get a sense of the people who had lived there.”
Those childhood memories of exploration, and of just witnessing the remnants of human life on those vast farms, are the inspiration for Cascia’s newest batch of paintings that will be presented at a show beginning September 1 at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Awe and Wonder
As a child living in central Illinois, Bruce Cascia was given a Brownie camera by his father. The simple cameras were barely more than a box with a lens and a shutter release. They held film—“Two and-quarter by two-and-a-quarter,” Cascia recalls—but there was little room for bells and whistles.
Throughout her three-decade career artist, Carrie Pearce has become recognized for painting odd objects or out-of-the-ordinary scenarios that have a touch of whimsy and sentimentality.
John Tarahteeff’s paintings take you somewhere new, yet familiar. You don’t entirely know where it is, but it feels like you’ve been there before.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust, located in Eagle County, Colorado, is dedicated to preserving 2,000 acres of land every year.
Daniel Bilmes’ first New York solo exhibition opens September 18 at Arcadia Contemporary with new work that shows his growth and development.
Beginning September 10, Erin Currier of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be showcasing a large collection of new works at Blue Rain Gallery. This includes about 12 collage paintings on panel, as well as over 20 framed, mixed media pen, marker and china marker works on archival paper.
Inside Their Worlds
Lawes was the Grand Prize award winner in International Artist magazine’s Challenge No. 123, Wildlife.
Principle Gallery presents the exhibition Disrupted Realism, curated by John Seed, featuring work by artists who are challenging and changing traditional realism.
Three years ago, Kai Samuels-Davis began preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery. It wasn’t until a year ago that the series of paintings began to take shape.
The Edge of a Story
One a master of jubilant color, the other of dramatic lights and darks, the works of artists Colin Page and Kim English build each other up, telling stories through brushstrokes.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
New ballpark lighting standards will help hitters and fielders see the ball better at the lower levels
SOMETIMES IT’S EASY to get bogged down in negativity, especially coming out of 2020. We’re going through a pandemic, many of us haven’t seen our families in almost a year, and all the fun activities we used to do (horse related or not) have been rescheduled, canceled, or set aside for the time being.
Region To Region
Region To Region
Taking an off-grid break during the pandemic
As the owners of Ravenous Catering located in Monitor, Valarie Gilmour and Dave Toal are usually very busy people, but in 2020 the lack of weddings and large gatherings gave them time to indulge their wanderlust.
Long-lost Scout photos
During some overdue office rearranging, I recently unearthed a long-lost photo album that I had forgotten about.
My plan for the classic Dodge Power Wagon I don't own
My mind often springs to life and engages full throttle in the middle of the night when it should be sleeping. When this happens, my brain is like a 4x4 high-centered on a rock, engine revving, all four tires spinning, but no movement. Thank goodness for my pal the iPad. I simply fire up the rectangular electronic wonder and look at 4x4 stuff on the interwebs until sleep once again comes to call.
LEO SULLIVAN Q&A
QUESTION & ANSWERS
HOW KENNEDY STOLE THE WHITE HOUSE!
Chicago mob RIGGED 1960 vote & cheated Nixon out of presidency
A FOAMIE FIXATION
To say that Bill Yirka of Enid, Oklahoma likes foam-board RC airplanes would be an understatement, as evidenced by this photo of Bill surrounded by 274 of his own designs. Bill tells us he started flying about six years ago, noting, “Unaware of the local club, I learned on my own, which resulted in a depleted checking account and a lot of crumpled parts that once resembled store-bought wings, tails, and fuselages.”
ILLINOIS STATE MILITARY MUSEUM
Home of Santa Anna's Leg and Much,Much More