Eleven Eleven Make A Wish is something people say when they happen to look at a clock and it’s 11:11, and then they both make a wish. I felt two things after the 2016 election, how the hell did this happen, and we’re doomed. So I made this little painting of a person digging a big hole in the dark, at sunset.
It’s humor dude, don’t get all bent outta shape.
For those who couldn’t make the first opening, you’ve got another chance. Come see Our Rivers, Our Lakes in its new location at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial. There will be a second opening this evening. I plan on going. Let me know if you’re interested in going too.
SECOND OPENING at 6:30 pm. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 features a lecture by the organizer of the Michigan Seafood Summit and professor in the Sea Grant program at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jim Diana. He will discuss the role of fisheries and aquaculture in feeding the world.
OPENING RECEPTION/Our Rivers, Our Lakes/fine art
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Boll House (SOC headquarters) 158 Ridge Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms
“Under The Bison Moon” (shown above), “Rainbow Fish Rowboat Waterfall Portal”, and “Fat Man Little Boat” are paintings included in this group exhibition in Grosse Pointe Farms which celebrates our rivers and lakes.
I hope to see you there. It’s free and open to the public, but registrations would be appreciated.
Invented landscape paintings by Steve Miller based on the woodgrain of a piece of birch plywood.
Although our ofrenda wasn’t selected this year to be included in the DIA’s dia de los muertos exhibition, I still would like to share with you our concept.
Thank you Alex Goecke and Al Bodrie for being awesome collaborators and artists. If anyone is interested in funding this, we can build it.
Description of our concept
“Our ofrenda to the iconic musician and New Yorker, Lou Reed, will be a monumental altar in the form of the Empire State Building, celebrating his life and work as well as his profound influence on contemporary music. Stylistically, the ofrenda will embrace a mash-up of 1960s pop art and Mexican folk art. Neon lighting will illuminate the entire piece from within, including a subterranean “Velvet Underground,” backlit graphic images in the windows and a “Viva Lou” script above the building.”
Live Painting Demo
This past Friday,
[highlight]I was one of a select number of artists nationwide hired by Blue Moon[/highlight]
(the beer owned by MillerCoors Inc.) to perform a live painting demonstration at a Sports Bar (Art and Jake’s in Shelby Township on 23 mile road) where patrons got to experience the thrill of watching yours truly recreate live a Blue Moon painting for their 20th anniversary celebration during which was a real blue moon event (the second full moon within the same month).
Thank you Joe Lafata, for choosing me as one of the select artists.
My Studio On Fire – May, 2010
Back in May 2010, a strong thunderstorm blew through my neighborhood in the morning. A lightning strike hit the power lines hanging above my art studio and I watched as it burned to the ground. The entire Royal Oak fire department helped with the emergency. However, there was little they could do until DTE came and shut the power off a hour later. I lost over 170 paintings, all my supplies, everything.
The good news is, I’ve rebuilt and I’m painting again.