Thursday, October 31, 2013

David Freeman's Art Exhibit

David Freeman's One Man Group Show is currently in the Texas A&M - Commerce University Gallery from October 15th - November 15th, 2013. 

"Empty eyes stare out from the blue mask, static satellite tower looming from the forehead.
Nearby, religious luminaries found by artist David Freeman in Mexico radiate with light through images of the Last Supper and other scenes.

Much of the folk art he has collected from both sides of the border has religious scenes. One of the luminaries, with electric bulbs, depicts the Last Supper with metallic green, violet, and blue radiating from each head. Another shows the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus surrounded by flowers. Still another contains an image of Virgin Mary in a blue cape." Text written by Travis Whithead for The Monitor  (

These are a few of the images I took of David's show.  His work is brave, thought provoking and imaginative.  Since we live near the Oklahoma border we are not so accutely aware of the challenges and daily struggle of those who live along the Rio Grande border of Texas. David was kind enough to come to my graduate studio on campus and give a short critique of the work for my MFA show.  I really appreciated his comments and helpful suggestions on how I might improve my work and get it ready for exhibition.





Saturday, October 26, 2013

I had tears in my eyes

They pulled up in the parking lot of the College of the Mainland in Texas City, to pick me up from the SPE conference I was attending.  When they pulled up, they both jumped out of the car and opened the doors for me to get in.  I just had a minute to bring my camera phone up to my eye and take a shot as I walked toward them. 

My eyes started filling with tears.  It reminded me of when I used to pick them up from school.  Here I was standing on the sidewalk waiting for them to come and get me.  I hate to drive in Houston.  They came to get me up so I wouldn't have to drive.  

When I saw them jump out of the car my heart flooded with memories of when they were little and the table was turned and I was waiting for them to step off the curb and climb into the car.  Where has the time gone?  My little boys are grown men.  Kind and thoughtful.  Eric prepared dinner for us and Travis kept my glass full as we chatted and reminisced.  I am so grateful to have children who come to pick me up so that I don't have to stand on the curb or drive in city traffic.  My eyes are moist even as I write this.  I'm growing older and my children are growing up.

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