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March 2016 visit with John Culver in Sparta, Georgia

Although John is known for ‘abstract’ painting, he recently helped restore this outdoor mural (dating from the time of the Atlanta Olympics) on the main street in Sparta:

John Culver; Sparta, GA 2106 (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A local arts project had proposed for John to turn these two abandoned building across the street into “Marconauts” (sp?)– futuristic space and time travel machines often appearing in his paintings:

John Culver; Sparta, GA 2106 (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All non-photographic artworks below: © John Culver

Unfortunately that proposal hasn’t worked out, but John hopes to create a building-sized “Marconaut” or two on freshly constructed small building-sized structures he’ll be able to move from place to place.  These recent birdhouses are his first three-dimensional “Marconauts”:
John Culver birdhouse, ca 2016 (a) John Culver birdhouse, ca 2016 (b)
John Culver birdhouse, ca 2016 (c) John Culver birdhouse, ca 2016 (d)

 

A “Marconaut” is visible in the bottom right corner of the central frame in this untitled piece from 2015-16:

John Culver, untitled 2015-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another untitled, recently completed work on paper dating from 2012-15:   (both pieces are 22×30 inches)

John Culver, untitled 2012-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Mar 2016

“Assembled Visions” exhibition at the Erie, Pennsylvania Art Museum

My section of a four-person exhibition with three of my colleagues at Edinboro University:

 

"Assembled Visions" exhibition, Erie, PA Art Museum 2015/16 "Assembled Visions" exhibition, Erie, PA Art Museum 2015/16
"Assembled Visions" exhibition, Erie, PA Art Museum 2015/16 "Assembled Visions" exhibition, Erie, PA Art Museum 2015/16

 

“Assembled Visions” at the Erie Art Museum

4 Dec 2015

William Thomas Thompson Exhibition at Edinboro University’s Bruce Gallery

William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I picked-up the paintings after arranging for Mr. Thompson’s exhibition at my university’s art gallery.  He and Mrs. Thompson made the long drive from Greenville, South Carolina to attend the opening.  Many students were enthusiastic about the show which has played to mixed faculty reviews– the ‘outsiders’ have begun to  invade the academy!

William Thomas Thompson exhibition at Edinboro University 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Thomas Thompson exhibition at Edinboro University 2015 William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015
William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015 William Thomas Thompson at his Edinboro University exhibition 2015

 

4 Oct 2015

Cano’s Castle article in Raw Vision magazine

Raw Vision #86 Dominic Espinoza's castle at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Pure of Heart,” Raw Vision #86 Summer 2015

 

Article and photographs by Fred Scruton
4 Jul 2015

Bill Brady juried into the Erie, Pennsylvania Art Museum’s annual Spring Show by guest juror Jo Farb Hernandez

AmHis_                                      Bill Brady with his new sculpture a the Spring Show opening.

 

Some more of Bill’s new pieces:

Bill Brady untitled sculpture #2, 2015 Bill Brady untitled sculpture #3, 2015
Bill Brady untitled sculpture #4, 2015 Bill Brady untitled sculpture #1, 2015

Bill’s living room May 2015:

Bill Brady's livingroom 2015

 

 

Bill Brady’s dedicated pages

13 May 2015

The Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan) article on Ron Mann

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2014/12/vietnam_veteran_clio_resident.html

 

Ron’s new house in Clio, MI last summer:

Ron Mann; Clio, MI 2014 Ron Mann; Clio, MI 2014

 

Ron’s dedicated page

 

 

 

 

31 Dec 2014

Raw Vision article on Billy Tripp

Billy Tripp’s Mindfield, Raw Vision #82  Summer 2014

Article and photographs by Fred Scruton

RV82xl_0 Billy Tripp; Brownsville, TN 2013

 

 

22 Jul 2014

May 2014 Bill Brady Visit

Bill Brady sculptures, 2014 (a)Bill is finishing-up his winter/spring “sculpting season” (one final sculpture in-progress) and will soon be cutting down a new load of firewood for the winter.  The all-glass enclosure around his sculpture studio gets too hot in the summers, and instead he works in the pole barn on his handmade single-engine airplane.

We took some quick pictures of recent sculptures in the living room window, and then continued our on-going video documentation while Bill worked on his final sculpture of the season.  All of Bill’s sculptures are made from flat sheets of metal that he cuts, hammers, and welds into balls, circles, cones, and other shapes.

 

Bill’s work is currently on display in “The Art of the Machine” at Kelly Run Gallery in Cambridge Springs, PA.

 

above: some sculptures on the dining room table           Bill Brady’s dedicated pages

below: recent sculptures from 2013, 2014

Bill Brady sculpture, 2013 (e) Bill Brady sculpture, 2013 (a)
Bill Brady sculpture, 2013 (c) Bill Brady sculpture, 2013 (b)
Bill Brady sculpture, 2013 (d) Bill Brady metal sculpture, 2014
19 May 2014

Frank Novel juried into the Erie Art Museum Spring Show

Frank and I have scanned drawings from about thirty of his notebooks (a few dozen to go), and for the second year in three, a 24×30 blow-up print made the show.  This year’s also sold– congratulations to Frank!  The last drawing in the notebook he is holding (dated from today while he was waiting along the lakefront for the opening) looks to belong in next years show!

Frank Novel at the Erie Art Museum's Spring Show opening 2014 Work of Frank Novel

additional examples from Frank’s notebooks

27 Apr 2014

Raw Vision #81 article on John Culver

article by Tom Patterson      photography by Fred Scruton

Raw Vision #81 John Culver; Sparta, GA 2012

Johnny Culver: Time Traveller Seeks Paradise

John Culver’s dedicated page

7 Apr 2014