Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs

If you’re still looking for ways to procrastinate about filing your taxes, I’m supplying some fodder for your foolery. And of course a wonderful poster about…Coffee. So here you go.


First, I can’t help but give a nod to my mentor and friend artist Harold Garde who in his mid 90’s is still creating insightful significant art. This is a wonderful video.


Next is an incredible retelling of Plato’s allegory of the cave

And finally a little piece of software you may find useful when you don’t want to give out your email on the multitude of web forms floating around

That’s it for now and while you may be tired of hearing this, no one I know seems to complain.

Imagination is Never Still. The Marks We Make Are Verbs


Coffee, Tea, Art and Blogs

I’m sitting here having my coffee, and I thought you might like to explore some of the blog sites that I read. They are mostly about art, but you’ll notice, as time goes on, I tend to wander:


Tilted Arch is an online journal that features in-depth and long standing concerns about the making of art. We engage artists directly, preferring to incorporate their own voice on practice, intention, materiality, installation and inspiration.



Art F City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, we add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community.


PRLOG is a site you can use to write and distribute FREE press releases


One more thing before I go, there’s a weekly art paper that I think is interesting so I’ll post a link here
Its called Contemporary Artist and Art check it out.

That’s it for now but I’ll be posting again next week, so come on back! And remember:
Imagination is never still, the marks we make are verbs

Endangered Species and the ARTCORE Newsletter

The June/July issue of ARTCORE is now available FREE AS ALWAYS at ARTCORE
This issues Featured Interview is with Rick Cannizzaro
“I have been creating art ever since I can remember, back to when I was a little child. That joy, the memory of a child creating a picture still inspires me today.”
Read the entire interview here

Articles included
Speaking the “Lingo” of Oil Painting Artists
Being able to speak the language of the arts can be helpful if you are ever want to commission a painting and need to converse with the artist. The artist will also find the following definitions beneficial in expanding their fine art vocabulary.

The Pastel Painting Process
Pastels are one of the purest and richest forms of art mediums. They have more pigment and less binder than any other medium. As any pastelist will tell you, it is almost like painting with pure, unadulterated color.

Paul Gauguin – An Art Movement Founder
Post-Impressionist artist Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was known for his color experimentations.
Read More

And as always look for free Art Books, downloads, art contests, answers to your questions,
and a whole lot more.

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Harold Garde Iconoclass Mural at MOFA

The installation of new museum signage and the digitally reproduced vinyl and laminated Harold Garde Iconoclass Mural on aluminum panels will occur on Monday, April 23 from 10am until completion. This 8’x40′ piece will be installed on the outside front of the Museum of Florida Art building-facing Woodland Boulevard (State Highway 17-92) in Deland. For those that want photos of the actual installation-we would suggest early to mid-afternoon on Monday. For those that want to photograph the completed installation-we would suggest Tuesday.

In conjunction with the installation of Garde’s historic Iconoclass , the museum is adding separate signage that complements this important work. The identity of the museum, in the past was sometimes overlooked by pedestrians and vehicles along Woodland Boulevard. This facade element will be much stronger and clearly identify the museum. If measured with Iconoclass, close to 40’ of fabricated panels will be installed on the façade, adding color and impact to Woodland Boulevard, enhancing this main avenue through the Stetson University campus and leads to downtown DeLand. Harold Garde’s poetic and original masterpiece entitled Iconoclass will be unveiled at a private reception on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The original 8′ x 24′ will be unveiled and showcased at this event along with the newly installed outside façade reproduction and museum signage. The original Iconoclass is a part of the Museum of Florida Art’s permanent collection. This will be the 1st unveiling of the fully assembled original Iconoclass mural in 35 years. A public Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, April 29 from 2pm to 5pm. The Sunday event will feature the original Iconoclass work in the lower Main Gallery. The event will also feature the showing of the film Harold Garde-Still Painting in the museum’s theater. The Strappo exhibit which will also open at the Saturday, April 28 private reception and the public April 29 Opening Reception features 39 Strappo Mono Prints by Harold Garde in the lower Main Gallery and an exhibit of area artists who work with the Strappo method in the Chris Harris Gallery. The Saturday, April 28 private reception is by invitation only. The Sunday, April 29 Opening Reception admission fee is no charge for members/$10 for non-members. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. General Admission is $5 – Museum members and children under 12 are free. The Museum of Florida Art is located at 600 North Woodland Boulevard in DeLand, Florida. Additional information is available by contacting the Museum of Florida Art at (386) 734-4371 or by visiting the website at NOTE: Interviews with Harold Garde can be arranged by contacting Angela Martinez at

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