Thursday, April 23, 2015

Latest donation to a cause...

"Spring!" (acrylics, 12x24") Apr 2015
Created for and donated to LaCausa for their Respite Care Center fundraising event to be held this weekend.  I hope it brings some good funds to the center.  -Erico

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Water Matters...and Other Matters" 

I am pleased to have an exhibit of my newest collection of paintings at the Itaian Community Center during Spring Gallery Night & Day in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.  I am proud of this collection because it has taken me out of my comfort zone over the past few months of preparation.  The title has two distinct meanings....well, maybe it's that these paintings are predominantly watercolor paintings,  That's a first for me!  And the subject matter of many of them is water...and tropical waters...and water frolics.  But other subject matter crept into this collection of paintings.  I hope others will take to it kindly.

Also, I was asked earlier this month to contribute to a group exhibit entitled Spiritual Imagery in America: 20th Century Art and Craft at the UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery.

This exhibit opened in conjunction with the theatrical production of The Trial of Judas Iscariot and remains on display during the mont of April.

Spring has been busy!   -Erico

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Interview?  Me?  Really?  

Sometimes what was perceived as a one-time project takes on its own momentum and becomes something more than what I had anticipated.  Such is the case with the book I published for the Sheboygan Visual Artists and the Mead Library Poetry Circle:  MAKING IT SPEAK: POETS & ARTISTS IN CAHOOTS!  

I was asked to participate in an interview by The Library as Incubator Project. There was definite interest in the art/poetry book but also in my relationship with libraries.  It was quite an enlightening interview... and made me think about something that had never crossed my mind before:  I think there would be a great deal of mutual benefit if libraries housed some sort of creativity center.  The possibilities of that sort of environment would be quite inspiring for a person like me.  This is the link to the article.  I welcome any comments and feedback.  -Erico