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" A Dozen Assorted"

29 September 2010

          shown above is a detailed portion of "Know" by Leigh Pawling and Richard Aston

October First Friday will be a celebration of the collaboration Artist for Art and The Mulberry Poet, Writers Association.  Twelve Artists an twelve writers were paired at random and asked to be completely open to the imaginative process that arises during collaboration.  I was paired with Richard Aston - an accomplished poet who works with words and letters in a visual manner.  We met several times and settled on working together on a 'visual poem' called KNOW.  The collaboration resulted in a colorful, dimensional, frenetic,  transition from his original version.

"A Dozen Assorted" will be on exhibition through October 30th.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 1st from 6-9.  There will be a second reception and reading on Friday, October 15th at 7PM at the AFA Gallery 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa.

Artists, Sponsor, Curator and President

14 September 2010
Friday night was a joy filled evening with a large attendence to the Collective Vision Exhibition at the Shulman Gallery at LCCC.  Shown above is me with artist Allison Maslow in front of my series "Variations on a Theme".  The group shot is from left to right: curator Kelly Olszyk, Jim Lennox, me, Maria Livrone, President of the college Thomas Leary, and Roxanne Shulman.  Bottom Row: Barbro Jernberg, Nina Davidowitz, Allison Maslow, and Art Miller.  The show is up till October 16th.


Arttists of Collective Vision

14 September 2010

Friday night was the opening of Collective Visions at LCCC Shulman Gallery.  It was so wonderful to see so many people out and about enjoying art, eachother and the beautiful evening. 

Clean States

15 May 2010
I'm done teaching at Keystone, have finished the mural art training program in Philly as well as commissions and a WB mural.  This is what's in front of me in the studio - about 10 'fresh clean slates' for some upcoming shows as well as a commission or two.

Cavil in Moonlight

05 May 2010
One week from today is the opening for the Mural arts Training Program which is in Philadelphia at the Mural Arts Program headquarters which also happens to have been Thomas Eakins house! 
My design depicts the nine 'wolf rules' from "Women Who Run with Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.  The rules are eat, rest, rove in between, render loyalty, love the children, cavil in moonlight, attend to the bones, make love and howl often.  The section depicted for the show is 'cavil in moonlight'.

A commission for Above the Fireplace

22 April 2010
Here is a painting commissioned for above the fireplace of a back mountain couple.  The images correspond to things they like to do together along with special dates and names.

16 Original Blocks of W-B Mural

01 March 2010
Today Dave Lewis and two employees of W-B came to the loft and picked up the four panels to hang over the Nortons boarded up store front.  Now a frame will be put around it and I'll paint the rest of the white to "finish it off".  Nice way to start a Moday !

Article in Independent Magazine

16 December 2009
The Independent Magazine a fantastic local magazine saluting and encouraging creativity and culture in northeastern Pa came out this week.
Jim O'Connell - creative director of the magzine- wrote a super article on the mural works I've done on the second block of South Main St. 
You can read it by clicking here

Show is up at Marquis

02 April 2008

The opening on third Friday was a great success - Ken Marquis said atleast 250 people came through the exhition - Jen’s photograhy is amazing and Frank’s clay pieces are so real - We had great music - sax of Marcus from Scranton and the musical compositions of Frank’s son.

The show is up till the 26th - get in there while it’s up -  thanks!

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The opening on third Friday was a great success - Ken Marquis said atleast 250 people came through the exhition - Jen’s photograhy is amazing and Frank’s clay pieces are so real - We had great music - sax of Marcus from Scranton and the musical compositions of Frank’s son.

The show is up till the 26th - get in there while it’s up -  thanks!

 

Show coming up at Something Special..

24 April 2008
I have a show at the wonderful cafe owned by the equally wonderful Jan which opens Saturday May 10 from 5-7.  The theme is flatware- along with some other things - I’m looking forward being apart of “Something Special”  located on Walnut St in Kingston, Pa (off the ave behind Abe hotdog).

Show is coming to Something Special in Kingston

24 April 2008

Another show  featuring my “flatware” paintings and more is coming to the wonderful “Something Special” cafe in Kingston on Walnut St. off the ave.

Jan is the owner and a breath of fresh air plus her food is ‘off the chart’ yummy!!

Hope to see a good crowd at the opening May 10 from 5-7!!!!

Recent sketches of Dr. Chollak's horses

24 April 2008
These are gorgeous creatures - Dr. Chollak and Polly have asked me to do some sketches of their Arabian horses - one is color, one in black and white and one in ink . Here are some sketchbook studies….. {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_0424a_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}
These are gorgeous creatures - Dr. Chollak and Polly have asked me to do some sketches of their Arabian horses - one is color, one in black and white and one in ink . Here are some sketchbook studies…..

Hand painted silk tie

08 May 2008
So here’s the official summer “smart casual” wear- you got the hand painted silk tie, the untucked, yet pressed blue shirt, the dungarees (that’s jeans for you younger folks) - shades, a UBU (I’ll be ME) hat - and you are bonafide COOL….. So order yours today - 570-287-5064.

Life Series

08 May 2008
Life Series 1, 11, 111,and 1v are large paintings (60? x 72?) depicting what I believe to be the “normal” prescribed evolution of most human beings.

They begin alone and with that “aloneness” comes the question “who am I?” - with the reply eventually, “I am, who I am”.

Inevitably, they fall in love and their question of ‘who am I’ becomes ‘ who are we?’  ‘Are we a couple?’  do I lose myself or do I become something bigger by being with you.  Life Series 11 show a couple united but still there is space between them suggesting togetherness but also independence.

Couple-hood inevitable leads to parenthood- depicted in Life Series 111.  The couple - now parents - with a child between them- adding to their “couple-hood” - but also dividing it.

Life Series 1v depicts the final life stage - death.  No longer are there any questions- one is who one is- and once again, they are alone…or maybe not….

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Life Series 1, 11, 111,and 1v are large paintings (60? x 72?) depicting what I believe to be the “normal” prescribed evolution of most human beings.

 

They begin alone and with that “aloneness” comes the question “who am I?” - with the reply eventually, “I am, who I am”.

Inevitably, they fall in love and their question of ‘who am I’ becomes ‘ who are we?’  ‘Are we a couple?’  do I lose myself or do I become something bigger by being with you.  Life Series 11 show a couple united but still there is space between them suggesting togetherness but also independence.

Couple-hood inevitable leads to parenthood- depicted in Life Series 111.  The couple - now parents - with a child between them- adding to their “couple-hood” - but also dividing it.

Life Series 1v depicts the final life stage - death.  No longer are there any questions- one is who one is- and once again, they are alone…or maybe not….

 

Rimsky on the lawn

08 May 2008
Here’s rimsky on the lawn — he’s nine - a pretty good boy, unless something is left on the counter  - in his life time , he’s had probably 80 sticks of butter.  Once he ate the whole Thanksgiving turkey - or most of it  - we didn’t tell the rest of the family until after the “feast” hee hee.

May 10th at Something Special

11 May 2008
What a great day and evening!!  Shelley (sister of Jan) helped me hang the show  - we were there from 9-3 - it was great fun - Chris (Jan’s husband) ironed and cleaned while Jan and John (ze chefs) churned out some amazing foodies (which of course we were more then willing to try) - all the while jammin to squizz or was it squid…. on xm.

Back at 4:45 - so great to see so many friends and family - flowers from Betsy and Russ - Wow, I am so lucky….. thank you to all!!!!!!!!!

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What a great day and evening!!  Shelley (sister of Jan) helped me hang the show  - we were there from 9-3 - it was great fun - Chris (Jan’s husband) ironed and cleaned while Jan and John (ze chefs) churned out some amazing foodies (which of course we were more then willing to try) - all the while jammin to squizz or was it squid…. on xm.

 

Back at 4:45 - so great to see so many friends and family - flowers from Betsy and Russ - Wow, I am so lucky….. thank you to all!!!!!!!!!

 

Mother's day and oops 17th birthday

15 May 2008
So, it was a two for one - celebrating Alex’s (oops) 17th birthday and Mother’s Day celebration for Ramah - mother of four….

Third Mriday in may (already!) at Something (very) Special

18 May 2008
Last night was a treat - meeting for the first time Charlie Singer and hearing him play and sing - It was raining - but good food, candles, live music, friends…. what could be better? {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_0518b_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}
Last night was a treat - meeting for the first time Charlie Singer and hearing him play and sing - It was raining - but good food, candles, live music, friends…. what could be better?

Commission finished...

18 May 2008
Here is a 54? x 54? painting using iron oxides from the Susquehanna river -  my client saw a small square image (one of 37) and asked if I could enlarge it.  She loves trees …. this reminds me of the promise of spring - the hope of getting through the winter - of knowing - that everything will once again  - bloom.

More horses, roosters on the way

29 May 2008
interesting to do animals after studying the human form for so many years - here are Egyptian Arabians - one in pencil, ink and watercolor - commission work is great bec. it gets you doing things you wouldn’t ordinarily do - {yoogallery src=[/images/stories/blog/leigh_0529_08] style=[lightbox] height=[100]}
interesting to do animals after studying the human form for so many years - here are Egyptian Arabians - one in pencil, ink and watercolor - commission work is great bec. it gets you doing things you wouldn’t ordinarily do -