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Archive for April, 2010

Artist James Mylne

Artist James Mylne creates artwork mostly with nothing more than a normal Bic ballpoint pen, drawings are often mistaken for photos due to the intricate details many of his works exhibits.

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We recently had the pleasure of meeting Brother Michael O’neill Mc Grath at a spiritual retreat.  Brother Mickey, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an artist, writer, and speaker who loves to explore the relationship between art and faith. His work and ministry have been featured in ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER, USA TODAY, and many Catholic newspaper articles around the country. Several of his covers for AMERICA magazine have been given awards by the Catholic Press Association. He now has a studio in Camden New Jersey and is creating some of the most beautiful painting we have ever seen.  His work is very spiritual and each piece has it’s own unique story.  He filters into his painting many hidden meanings along with a wonderful dash of humor.  Brother Mickey truly believes that beauty can save us all with its healing power and optimism.  Whatever the titles of his presentations and whatever type of audience, Mickey’s message is always about the healing power of art and its ability to lead us to light and grace.  Please take a few minutes and check out some of his beautiful work.   Please visit Mickey’s website, it is filled with lots of his expressions!

Thank you Brother Mickey, we enjoyed the retreat and were very moved with your dedication of sharing your gift with the world.

http://www.oblates.org

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“Drink to Me, Drink to my health, you know I can’t drink anymore”, Pablo Picasso. These were Picasso’s final words before he died on this day, the eight of April, in 1973.  He died in France while he and his wife were entertaining friends.

Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, this exhibit is now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Picasso is international, recognized as one of the most innovative and influential artist of the twentieth century.  Don’t miss the opportunity to view some of his greatest works here for a short time from France.  This exhibit is here at The Philadelphia Art Museum now through May 2nd, 2010.

Picasso was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad, a series of names honoring various saints and relatives.  Added to these were Ruiz and Picasso, for his father and mother, respectively, as per Spanish custom

His father was also a painter who specialized in naturalistic depictions of birds and other game.  On one occasion the father found his son painting over his unfinished sketch of a pigeon. Observing the precision of his son’s technique, Ruiz felt that the thirteen-year-old Picasso had surpassed him, and vowed to give up painting.

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Slovenian artist, Franc Grom creates egg art using an electric boring tool. The results are stunning and as laborious as the finest of craftsmen from centuries past. The eggs that Grom creates have approximately 2,500 to 3,500 holes (he has been known to drill up to17,000 in one piece). The results are simply amazing. Who would have thought that something so delicate could be made even more fragile and precious.

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