Seasons Poetry Contest Summer Session
And the WINNER is....
HELEN REED Lahaina, Hiwaii
Four Seasons Poetry Contest Autumn Session
And the Winner is...
Four Seasons Poetry Contest Winter Session
And the Winner is...
Dun... Dun, dun, dun, dun dun dun!
Over two hundred
great artists converged on Lake Worth, FL for the 17th straight year in what has
become the nations biggest and very best Street Painting Festival.
Matt Lamstein - A
Walk on the Wild Side
Tis a Gift to Be Simple - Shaker Hymn
At age 65, Brooklyn-born artist, Matt Lamstein, is taking a walk on the wild
side - literally - through forests, wilderness, backwoods and undeveloped plots
of land up and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida, in search of
twigs, vines, branches, vegetation and other objets trouvés for his Wild Things
He collects as many of these organic objects as he can to create his original
designs. Inspired by Wendell Barry’s poem, The Peace of Wild Things, about
enjoying the peace and quiet of the wild things in the natural world, Lamstein
calls his artwork Wild Things.
What Are You Going to Get for
What Are You Going to Give for
Why Not Purchase an Investment
All of the great Art Work found
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respective web page.
ART FOR SALE
ART WORLD NEWS
Columbia University Art Director, Ms. Orit Yakuel and her
assistant, Dionis visited SeaHawks's atelier and gallery space at
Our Children Foundation.
After reviewing paintings, Ms. Yakuel offered two different
gallery spaces to simultaneously exhibit SeaHawk's paintings and
signed contract for three months solo exhibition,
SeaHawk's Managing Agent (lovely husband, too)
The Old Double Edged Sword of Life/Luck
How I Discovered a Cache of Fine Dominican Republic Art
couple months ago, the power failed in our old building. That building was
affectionately known as "the outpost" due to it's geographic situation and
the edge of civilization as we know it here in the tropics. We scrambled to
repair/patch/rig things to get the system back up and managed to make shift
a tangle of back-up batteries, extension cords and generators. That got us
through the next few weeks. Beyond hope, the old building needed complete
re-wiring. That fiasco was followed by searching out a new location
and a laborious move. Now we are housed in a beautiful two story cottage
near the intracostal water way in Lake Worth, Florida. While fitting out and
fixing up the new digs, I happened to find in a Goodwill Store, a nice
floral print done by a Columbian woman . At the check out counter the
cashier was adamant that no discounts applied to my purchase and I
grudgingly paid the exorbitant price demanded. The tone of our verbal arm
wrestling match was quite friendly and she inquired as to my choice of a
Latin American piece. She then volunteered that a friend of hers recently
closed a West Palm Beach Art Gallery and had retained a number of pieces
that were in storage and needed a good home. So I hunted up the former
gallery owner, made an appointment, took some photos and here you are, a
lovely collection of art work from the Dominican Republic. Serendipity has a
way of finding you when you least expect it. I sincerely hope this series of
events continues until each one of these fine works of Latin American art
finds one of you. PS These pieces will be priced at bargain rates. Contact
information will be forthcoming in the very near future.
And this, our life, exempt from public
haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in
and good in everything. ~
Call of the Wild
Wildlife Artist Fred Adell
By: Jan Engoren
Throughout the ages, artists, poets, philosophers and
theologians have looked to nature and the natural
world as a means of exploring humanity’s place in the universe.
read the entire article
thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.
SeaHawk Takes Flight
in New York City
China's 10 best artists and a national art treasure by Hong Kong’s Ming
Magazine. As a young girl growing up in Communist China, Haiying (SeaHawk) Wang
knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist.
SeaHawk went on line and found her true love in Mile Šeća, in New York City,
also an artist. Click to read the whole story
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Welcome to SUMMER 2010 June 21st is the
first day of summer! And the summer solstice (longest day of the year).
Thousands of years ago, the pagan
celebration of the summer solstice marked the beginning of summer. When
Christianity came to be, the French Canadian celebration of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
day was invented to replace the solstice.
Meet Moses Morales an artist who is sure
to excite your senses.
Moses spent a good deal of his life traveling around the world. He has lived in
Missouri, North Carolina, Chicago, California, and the US Virgin Islands, and
traveled extensively. In his travels, Moses visited many of the Caribbean
islands, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Costa Rica, France,
Germany and Denmark.
It was in the Virgin Islands where he realized his talent for
art. Winning several competitions as well as creating the first large mural for
his high school, Moses discovered that he had a gift. After graduation he moved
to Illinois, where he attended art school at the Art Institute of Chicago and
earned his Bachelors degree in fine art. After living in many places throughout
the US, Moses decided that he was most artistically inspired in tropical
climates and it was then that he moved to Florida.
read more about Moses Morales
by: yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer
FOUR SEASONS POETRY CONTEST Prize Money Paid Out
And the WINNER IS.....
Yorktown.net net is very pleased to announce the conclusion of it
very first poetry contest. And the winner is National MS Society. That's right,
As there were no contest entries received before the deadline, the prize money
for FSPC Spring event has been paid out to a charity organization. On April 15th
a Cashier Check in the Amount of $300.00 made out to the MS society was given to
Ryan R Coote development director South Florida Chapter MS Society.
Collection for Sale!
Henri Ives Cobb
C D Weidon
Mark De Muro
Adrei De Grote
Please direct all inquires to
Artist~Poet~Builder~Musician David H Piper
Born and raised on the cold rocky coast of Maine, David Piper has
always been attracted to texture. Having traveled extensively and lived in three
states he has experienced various terrains which have influenced his art work. A
minimal abstract impressionist, working in multi-mediums, David uses vibrant
colors with contrast and texture in his pieces. His choice of mediums include:
his series of fluid oil paintings, acrylic, wood and metal sculpture as well as
poetry. He works with "feathered" brush strokes, pallet knives, and paint
pouring in order to achieve his unique color blending. "By turning an abstract
painting a quarter turn, or if it's square, an eighth of a turn", David explains
"you have changed the entire feel of the painting." With a degree in fine art
from the University of Maine, David has achieved monumental goals. David designs
unique, functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings and he has built
magnificent homes with the help of just one assistant. "Hands on" he says "I am
an artist, I must do it myself" He has also worked as a chef and owned his own
art gallery in South Carolina.
Three years ago, David decided to come to Florida, where he now devotes his time
exclusively to his art and poetry. "I want to inspire reactions with my work. I
don’t care if people love it or hate it as long as they react to it" And each of
his pieces inspires one to think, to see, to dream and to imagine. Then he told
me "I narrate the illusion with writing, painting and sculpture. Imagination
describes the image"
by: yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer Roberta Kagan
One man practicing
sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
Jorge Delara Miami Artist Author &
the past several months I have come to know
Jorge Delara, or JD as he prefers to be
called, and the more that I know about him the more it seems that there is to
discover. He is no doubt very accomplished at his craft, but he is also a
humanitarian who cares deeply for the well being of children. This depth of
feeling is illustrated in his e-book on baseball. As a baseball coach working
closely with young people, he has a keen awareness of their needs, their desires
and their weaknesses.
With two books written and published in e-book format, JD
hopes to help coaches, parents and children with baseball as well as the life
lessons that they give. JD lovingly offers this illustrated writing from
the heart. When I ask about it JD tells me that if it helps even one child then
all of the effort has been well spent.
A sensitive and wildly creative artist he brings the riveting
energy of sports to life in his sports paintings. As only an athlete who has
played his entire lifetime would be able to do, he captures the movements, the
intense competition, and the love of the game in each figure as they jump off of
the canvas and onto the green.
Making his home in South Florida, he has created a tribute to
Miami in his Miami art. Capturing the colorful culturally diverse flavor of the
city itself, JD brings you so close that you can almost hear the salsa rhythm in
His latest internet book is a unique and marvelous adaptation
of the Tao, a complex Eastern Philosophy. Painstakingly and with an exquisite
understanding, he has illustrated the meaning of the written words as he
insightfully interrupts them.
When I ask him to tell me about himself JD says "I am a simple
man, I live by the creed that if you do good then good will come to you" And he
has spent his life trying to do good things for others. I say…Yes, JD, you’re
right, good things will come to you!
by: yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer Roberta Kagan
These are my new
shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you
rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only
make you have shoes like me. That's it.
Hegina Rodrigues, a multi-media artist, was born in Brazil. Her name means
queen in Portuguese and she is certainly a queen in the art world. A modern
expressionist she works from a deep emotional base sometimes distorting her
figures in order to exhibit them in such a way as to express the underlying
emotions that stir within the subject. Working in various medias such as
painting, photography, assemblages and sacred icons, she has found affective and
unique ways of artistic expression displayed in her work.
Her work displays the intense sensitivity of a wonderful artist, and human
being who is sure to be recognized for her incredible insight into the human
The painting featured here of the two people primarily in white is called
Couple. It is a mixed media piece on paper.
by: yorktown.net e-magazine staff writer
Seemed to me that drumming was the best
way to get close to God. Lionel Hampton
from the edge
In a sleepy little coffee & tobacco shop on the edge of a shopping center in
between town & country somewhere in south florida, a collection of otherwise
common looking folks bring percussion instruments in and set up a ring of
chairs. Friendly chatter, hellos, hand shakes and hugs all around set a true
atmosphere of good vibrations. Please welcome Lake Worth Hand Drummers
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
"I know God will not give
me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
"O God, that men should put
an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy,
pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!"
Happiness is perfume,
you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.
James Van Der Zee
York Artist where the tropics begin
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