Tonight was a great night. Won't front though, heading to Landmarks for the reception I had a moment. I wish my family back home could be here to see my work, come to the art shows. If I was in Jersey doing these shows they would be there in full effect. Going alone sucks because support means alot. I have worked hard to get to where I am and nowhere near finished. So dad, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, godparents and cousins, I hope I'm making you proud. One of ya'll show Ma (Gladys) for me. Miss y'all so much, word is born yo.
Part of the group exhibit Im in at #cloweshall#indianapolis ~~~~~~~~~This painting is still one of the most personal ones for me. --Dedicated to a lost friend who is finding his own way back.
--Someone asked me last night at my group exhibit how long it took me to paint it....I said I really couldn't say since I stopped and started so many times because it broke my heart each time Id stick my brush in the paint. --This painting is about ...more than anything else.. is loss and....about sadness. AND the elephant in the room (Mental Illness) we NEED a dialogue about this. ----**I was watching a friend spiral down and bringing his loved ones with him. It was tragic and out of control. We wanted to help....THis painting was MY control, this painting was how I needed to show what was in my heart. -------
Maybe its not always trying to fix something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better. ❤️
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Thank you to all who joined us tonight for the Clowes Conversation on Indy Art Appreciation at @cloweshall
The panel included @kyleragsdale from @harrisoncenterarts , @herringtonk from @indplsartcenter , and D. Del Reverda-Jennings of Flava Fresh discussing everything from the state of Indy art venues to what exhibitions they are looking forward to showing.
I delighted in this woman, Lois Main Templeton, and her WONDROUS art, last night at Clowes Hall in Indianapolis. I especially was moved as she chatted about this painting. It was not one of my favorites, but what was my favorite, was her vulnerability in sharing that is natural for her. Her TRUTH is inspiring. Later, when asked what she would say to a painter just beginning about the most important thing? Be HONEST. Yes. This is something, being HONEST, I strive to BE in each moment. It's sometimes difficult. And ultimately what FREES. The work of Lois's business partner, Phil O'Malley, was also exhibited. Also spectacular. #loismaintempleton#philomalley#art#artists#cloweshall#artexhibition#artexhibit#truth#honest#free#paintwhatcomes