Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Blue Whale Cove", New Crehore Art for Sea No Evil Art Show 2011

"Blue Whale Cove" by Amy Crehore 2011, oil on wood, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" SOLD
Here is my "Blue Whale Cove" framed, 12" x 13"
I created this small piece especially for the Sea No Evil Art Show 2011 - an "Art Benefit to Preserve and Protect the Oceans of the World" to be held on June 25, 2011 6pm at Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, CA. Captain Paul Watson will be speaking. For more details (tickets):
Artists include: Amy Crehore, Ana Bagayan, Camille Rose Garcia, Cathie Bleck, Chris Anthony, Clayton Brothers, Eric White, Friends With You, Gretchen Ryan, Jeff Soto, Korin Faught, Nate Frizzell, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson and LOTS more (over 100).
For complete artist list click here .

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sneak Peek: New Aaron Smith Art

"Zhooshy" 2011 by Aaron Smith
"Left Handed Likely" 2011 by Aaron Smith

Here are a couple of juicy new oil paintings by Aaron Smith. These will appear in his upcoming solo show at Sloan Fine Art: "Coterie of the Wooly-Woofter". Looking good! I love the way that he handles the paint and his selection of subject matter. Wish I could go.
Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington Street, NYC
In the project room: Anthony Iacono, "Victor Victoria". Opening Receptions: FRIDAY, June 3rd, 6 to 8 pm
Exhibitions run June 2nd through 26, 2011 Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6

Leonora Carrington Dies of Pneumonia

Leonora Carrington, the great surrealist painter, died of pneumonia yesterday in Mexico (age 94): LINK

Here is some of her art.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fraser Smith's Unique Sculptures

Images copyright Fraser Smith
Read about amazing sculptor Fraser Smith on Tartuffe's Folly. He made the beautiful quilt hanging above and the pants hanging below out of basswood and paint.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mysterious Coon Song from 1928

The album is called "Black Blues in the Segregation Era". It's put out by Document Records. has an MP3 that you can purchase of a song on this album called the "Mysterious Coon" .
My band, The Hokum Scorchers, did their own version of this song in 1990 with Lou Reimuller singing and playing a National guitar and a National mandolin. I played washboard on this tinpan alley style song.
It was originally recorded by a group of musicians in 1928 from Mississippi (in Atlanta, GA) called "Alec Johnson and his Band" - Alec sang vocal, accompanied by Bo Chatmon & Charlie McCoy, Joe McCoy.
I posted this blog entry a few years ago, but this morning I uploaded the song to my tumbler because I had a request for it:
(recorded in 1990)