Today there is a memorial service at Kent State for my friend and mentor Kirk Mangus. They are putting up letters and email on the gallery walls. I sent along this poem. I share it for everyone else who cannot attend.
You always said humor was serious business
Kirko, you were so much like
you loved to make: gruff
larger than life,
not quite tame
and yet faithful,
caring, watching over and adopting us
the way a dog adopts
see more Kirk Poodles here.
It’s official: The 3rd not-so-annual Empty Bowls Sale at Wheaton College is on for Monday, December 16th, from 10am-2pm. Come buy a bowl or mug from some of our talented students and share a meal with us to support those in our community who don’t have enough to eat. 50% of all proceeds go to the Immanuel Food Pantry.
Two sculptures from 2001, “Guard David” and “Family Planning,” are now part of the SC State Museum collection (joining another work from that time period, “House II.”
That’s me…and me. Posing with “Guard David” at Hodges-Taylor Gallery in 2001
I really delighted to see those piece find such a great home!
Just got the word that one of my prints in the King Snake Press Collection, “Guard Dog,” will be in a show at the Morris Museum in Augusta, Ga opening in January. Awesome! So lucky to have worked with master printer Phil Garrett!