The Art of Healing: Art Exhibition launching the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center in Washington DC Art Advisory – 20 Healing Artists

I’m proud to among 19 other artists being represented by the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for the Healing Arts in Washington DC. They have begun a new Art Advisory after holding a call for entries to select 20 artists to represent. Smith Center is a non profit Health, Education and Arts Center helping people with Cancer with a holistic approach that includes art’s ability to transform and heal. I find it very meaningful to have my as part of this initiative as all profits go to help serve people with cancer.
The gallery’s press release says:
After years of engaging our community through the Gallery’s 30 plus exhibitions, working with over 400 artists, and developing a citywide arts festival, our Art Advisory service now takes the same inspirational and healing fine art into the homes and work environments of private collectors, corporations and healthcare facilities. All profits from this initiative will go towards Smith Center’s ongoing services for people affected by cancer, including cancer patient and caregiver retreats and support programs, as well as patient navigation services in underserved parts of DC.
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Above: Installation – My work “Bumps in the Road” at left

 

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Radial Reductions: Spinning into Bliss

My circles come alive in this series of 20 radial spinning constructions distilled from a personal methodology of kinetic dynamism. Each Radial Reduction allows me to experience freedom and move kinetically through my art, much like the Sufi Whirling Dervishes whose spinning dances bring them closer to spiritual bliss.

The series comprises 20 different designs (view virtual catalog below to see enlarged views of them all).

 

Radial Reductions Virtual Catalog

American Splendor,The Art of Gary Dumm & Laura Dumm

This is a film Bruce made about the husband & wife dynamic duo, the great Cleveland artists Gary and Laura Dumm. They each have their own unique style and often collaborate with each other.

Laura is a painter, using vibrant color along with a kaleidoscope of patterns, she has developed her unique modernist approach, with ambidextrous ease, distilling forms whether they be of people, plants and fauna or animals to their essence. Her favorite subject matter is cats. Her art is completely original and takes to wonderful places.

Gary Dumm is a prolific creator of comics. He writes and illustrates many of his own titles. He also collaborates, illustrating comics for other writers. His imagination has no limits, easily traveling back and forth with an irreverent sense of humor from the mundane to the fantastic to the humorous grotesque and everywhere in between.

An excerpt from Wikipedia says about Gary:
Gary Dumm (b. c. 1949)[1] is an Ohio-based comic book artist known particularly for his work illustrating the comics of Harvey Pekar. From 1977 until Pekar’s 2010 death, he worked on Pekar’s autobiographical comic series, American Splendor, where he appeared alongside such notable comics artists as Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, and Gerry Shamray. Much of Dumm’s work on American Splendor was as an inker, embellishing the pencils of Greg Budgett and Joe Zabel. (Dumm has also inked Zabel in other venues, including Caliber’s Dancing With Your Eyes Closed, Fantagraphics’ Real Stuff, and Zabel’s own title The Trespassers.) Dumm collaborated with Pekar as the primary artist on two full-length books, Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, and Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History.

visit Laura and Gary’s website to explore more of their art:
www.dummart.com

The day we went over to Laura and Gary’s house. Bruce and I had a wonderful time.

Bruce Baumwoll, Laura Dumm, Andrew Reach, Gary Dumm

AndrewReach  & Laura Dumm

Gary Dumm, Andrew Reach, Laura Dumm, Bruce Baumwoll

Gary Dumm, Andrew Reach, Laura Dumm, Bruce Baumwoll

Laura & Gary Dumm

 

 

 

 

Virtual Publication – In Print & Online

I can’t believe it’s been almost seven years since my art was first written about. As I continue to archive and organize, I realized I was not taking full advantage of all the tools that have come online to archive my work. So with that in mind, I’ve created this virtual interactive publication. It catalogs what has appeared in print and online about me and my art  and self published work, from 2005 when I had my first solo exhibition, to the present. Each entry has an “eye” icon that links to the original online content. Among the newspapers and websites that have written about me are The Miami New Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, Truthout.org, Art Digital Magazine, Seven Days Vermont, New York Hall of Science, Art & Sciences Collaborative, HOKlife.com, Voice of America, The Frost Art Museum and DisabledAndProductive.com.

This is an evolving publication and new entries will be added as new online content about my work is published. Click here to see publication.

Screenshot of Cover

screenshot of pages 4-5