Sunday, October 23, 2005

Timothy Hawkesworth, Part 4, video

Come along for a wild ride in a pickup truck through the bumpy terrain of artmaking with Timothy at the wheel and Stacey Rivkin wielding the charcoal.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Thank You from "The Urban Canvas", flash movie

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We would like to credit all those who have helped to make "The Urban Canvas" exhibition a success. I see the print media, bloggers, other galleries that loaned work, the artists in the videos and those that agreed to exhibit their work, all as part of the same artistic community, all doing their part to make Philadelphia a vibrant art scene, both for those of us who live in the area and those who visit from around the world. Above, paintings by Vincent Romaniello. In the background, artwork by Douglas Witmer.

Here is a link to the "Thank You" list, in no particular order, all are equally important.

The exhibition runs though Saturday, October 29, 2005.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Timothy Hawkesworth, iPod, iTunes

Timothy's inspirational "morning talk" at Spring Hills Farm runs around 24 minutes total. I thought it well worthwhile to post a couple more segments from the talk that I didn't cover in Part 3 of the video. Since iTunes is readily available and many people now have iPods I thought that posting them in the following formats better suited a talk like this. And all of the following clips will also play on Quicktime. If you don't have the FREE iTunes or iPod software just follow the links above.

Timothy Hawkesworth at Spring Hills Farm, PA. September 24, 2005.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Timothy Hawkesworth, Part 3, video

We join a group of artists at Spring Hills Farm where Timothy holds workshops. It is a beautiful place, an ideal setting for drawing, painting, sculpting and trying the philosophy that Timothy shares with everyone at the "morning talk" and throughout the day as he makes rounds to the painting stalls, the pond and beyond.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

John T. Spike in Philadelphia

Today I met with John T. Spike, the director of The Florence Biennale, at Gallery Siano in Philadelphia. In 2001 I was one of 600 artists from 54 countries participating in the Florene Biennale and had the opportunity of speaking with Dr. Spike many times. He was very generous with his time and "molto gentile" in the way he pointed out strengths and weaknesses of a piece. He astounded me at how he was able to get to the heart of a painting in ways that I thought only I, being the maker, could understand. This is a special gift that he demonstrated time and again while giving critiques of artist's work at the Biennale.

This year's edition of the Florence Biennale will include as guests, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, as well as one of the founders of Op Art, Richard Anuszkiewicz. Many of Anuszkiewic's compositions will be exhibited at the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art and Christo will present a slide show of his work.

Dr. John T Spike is author of numerous volumes including Masaccio, Baroque portraiture in Italy, Caravaggio and The Sense of Pleasure.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Timothy Hawkesworth, Part 2, video

We get to see Timothy work on a new painting from the very beginning. In the background he talks about trusting the imagination, mysticism, the string theory and more.

Note for PC users: there is a new version of Quicktime that came out very recently that is different than the demo version. If you are having any problems watching the videos please go download the FREE new player. The system requirements are listed there as well.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Timothy Hawkesworth, Part 1, video

To describe Timothy Hawkesworth as having a passion for painting is an understatement. In this video he talks about being a boy in Ireland with an early interest in painting and finding life difficult in an atmosphere of mistrust and near civil war.

We also see his work and his studio that are housed in the Norristown Arts Building that Hawkesworth bought and now rents spaces to a group of other dedicated artists. He has set up a residency program and holds artists workshops as well. There is a gallery space called "Pagus Gallery" in the building which is run by artist Justin Snow.

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