Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upcoming exhibitions

"Playing in the James River", on display at the new town hall in Bad Cannstatt May 2 till June 3, 2016
I'm lucky. Many artists don't have the opportunity to show their work to the public on a regular basis. Over the past several years, however, I've been asked to exhibit my work at several wonderful venues, including Stuttgart's Künstlerbund Café, the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Freiburg's Carl Schurz Haus and the town hall in Bad Cannstatt, to name but a few.

Photographs from New York in a show at the Künstlerbund in Stuttgart
Each exhibition provides the opportunity to re-view my bodies of work. Painters such as my mother and sister often finish the last pictures for a show right before the opening. That would be too much stress for me. The exercise of choosing, processing and printing my pictures - and ultimately showing and talking about them to viewers - takes me one step farther along the path that I've chosen to take. With no clearly defined goal at the end of this path, I've been enjoying the trip so far.

Speaking with a visitor at my Stuttgart 21 show in Freiburg
The next few weeks will be busy ones. Not only is my son going to be confirmed on May 1, but I'll be participating in three exhibitions which will be opening on April 27, April 29 and May 2.
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Transatlantic Art Connexion cordially invites you to  join us at 6 pm in the WestQuartier for a show of our 40x40cm paintings and photographs focusing on the topic "Encounters/Begegnungen". There is a Blüthner grand piano there like the one I have at home, so if the wine is good enough, I might even play a bit.

WestQuartier in Stuttgart
The following evening at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum in Stuttgart I'll participate in the opening of the German and American Artists Group exhibition at 7 pm. There is some really great work done by members of this group, so please make an effort to stop by and see it from April 29, 2016, through May 13.

On display at the DAZ from April 29, "Der Ruderer"

Then on Monday evening, May 2 - also at 7 pm - six American photographers in Stuttgart will be showing selections from their bodies of work in the new town hall in Bad Cannstatt. That show runs through June 3. I'm excited to be showing with Joel Micah Miller, James Palik, Charles Urban, Sandra Mora Thomas and Martin Greeson. There is also a grand piano there, but I'm not making any promises that I'll play!

Come by and see how artists have fun when they aren't making art!

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