Biking in a Hay Field at Crystal Bridges

March 31, 2014Drawings, Other Artists

Russ surprised me with a weekend getaway, and we loaded our bikes onto our new bike rack and headed south. Riding around on the Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges trails, Russ was determined to see a new sculpture that he read about at the entrance. After several trails and up many hills, we chanced upon … Read More

Roxie Castro exhibition at Arts & Letters

March 22, 2014Exhibitions, Other Artists

Math to Go — Anywhere, March 7-28, 2014 at Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO, (417) 830-8186 Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Math to Go — Anywhere is a clever idea by Roxie Castro to create paintings on vinyl fabric inspired by her sister, the “Mad Mather.” This … Read More

American Visionary Art Museum

June 13, 2012Inspiration, Journeys, Other Artists

The American Visionary Art Museum is an wonderful place — three buildings of fantastic architecture dedicated to self-taught artists who follow their internal compass. The gift shop filled with art books and vintage toys and gimmicks was alone worth the trip around the Baltimore harbor on a rainy day.

Stone Creatures in Time and Space

December 9, 2011Other Artists, Sculpture

We were fortunate to have one of Russ’s friends from the ISC board come to Springfield as a consultant to aid in visioning as part of the search for a new director for the Springfield Art Museum. George has worked at great museums for over 40 years, but he’s also an artist and loves talking … Read More

Art behind the Art

October 26, 2010Exhibitions, Other Artists

Looks like art, huh? What a lot of people don’t realize is there’s “art” behind the art. The art of making things work, the art of presenting, the art of bringing things to completion. These are just a couple of photos from last week’s take-down of the Vital Threads show at Stephens College in the … Read More