Monday, October 30, 2017
By happy coincidence I just stumbled upon two very old drawings I did appropriate to Halloween.
If memory serves, (and sometimes it does) I did these as illustrations for a film fan magazine that went under before the work could be published. They're from circa the mid 1970's.
Michael T. Gilbert sent me this fun and monstrous link:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Celebrating 100 Years Of Love with my mother Virginia Irvin!!!
From the beginning
|Here she is having just arrived in Brooklyn New York.|
|With her father and mother on Fire Island|
|Mom Dorothy and Virginia|
|Dad Rea and Virginia|
|She loved her visits to Fire Island|
|Hiding in the grass|
|Virginia with her sister Barbara|
|Virginia sculpts a beautiful bust of Barbara|
|A family affair|
|With her children Christie and Jamie|
|Being a freelance artist meant everything to Virginia|
|New addition to the family, baby Molly with her big sister Christie and big brother Jamie|
|Here they are all grown up (almost)|
|Thinking about things|
|A wonderful surprise 70t birthday party|
|Hitting 80's in stride|
Today Virginia Irvin, my mother, would have been 100 years old! It is always an awe-inspiring realization to understand how fleeting we are with our time in this world. What little impact we have on the world at large and yet how long we carry our loved ones in our hearts and minds, each generation making space for someone new for their time on this planet.
My mother was so important to me. I credit her with teaching me strength through adversity and the belief that we must always move forward, move on, in as caring a way as possible.
I am so glad my children had her in their lives, in speaking with them they tell me what an important figure she was to them. They have memories of her which are not mine.
I am so glad my grandson had a chance to know her too. He does not remember her as he was just 4 at the time of her death. But what was so amazing to me was how important he was to her. She would light up when he visited, her attention would be riveted on him. My guess was that she was looking at her lineage moving down through time.
We have lost many people this year, I am sending my thoughts and prayers to all those whom I have loved and moved on. As silly as it seems I like to believe that their core essence is hanging out together and enjoying their affection in a more unworldly way.
Hopefully I can join them all someday in the FAR future :-)
|Mom with me|
Here are some samples of her exquisite work,
she was a master with line drawing.
she was a master with line drawing.
|Christie and Jamie on Hyde Street, S.F.|
|My father Bob Hagopian|
|Our home on Spencer Street, Sausalito|
|At the Race Track for the S.F. Examiner|
|A comic strip which never got off the ground|
|Mom in her bedroom on Wisconsin st.|
|Virginia's mother Dorothy, La Grange, St. Croix|
|Chicken in our backyard, Cyprus|
|Molly in the kitchen|
|Molly, Cocoa and guitar|
|San Francisco, early 1950's|
Grandmother and Great Grandmother
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
A lot of water under the bridge these last many weeks. I’ve missed posting a couple of worthy art shows. To make up for that a bit here is a quick little survey.
In September at the Maurice Del Mue Galleries, San Geronimo valley Community Center, I hosted an interesting exhibit by John Torrey.
Many of his pieces were from travels in North Africa and the Middle East.
Last post, we highlighted our contribution to the Gallery Route One annual Box Show in Pt. Reyes Station. The Box Show ran from August 11 to September 24th.
Jaime Crespo's ode to Posada
Here are just a few of the other 150 pieces.
Eric Jackson "Teatro Popavero"
I regret I seem to have lost the name of the artist of this charming piece
"Spirit Matters" by Mary Isham
Jim And Sarah Lerer "Thanks for All the Fish"
"Baylands" by Wendy Schwartz
David Benoit "Lying Heart"
Denise Bondy's "No Deception"
David & Kathleen Glaubinger "Just Married"
"What Old Blues Eyes Ate" by Kathy Callaway And Sean Sullivan
"Imagine...Outside the Box" by Bruce Burtch
"Dreaming of a Better World" by Shelley Rugg
One of my favorites: "Can't Build a Better Even with Her Stuff" by Nick Corcoran
The town of Fairfax in Marin county launched a new monthly Art Walk.
My best-in-show vote went to the inspiring art journals of Michael S. Scherotter.
His display table set up in a tattoo parlor.
Some of his sketches from his journals
You can check out his more of his great work at his website:http://charette.com/