The artist forever known as Dr. Seuss didn’t stop at writing and illustrating 44 wise and whimsical storybooks. While he produced popular literature by day, he spent his nights in the 1930s sculpting and painting for his own enjoyment. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Collection is largely unknown to the world, excepting art specialists and true Seuss enthusiasts. Now, a new exhibition is bringing a curated array on tour for public viewing. They’re available for acquisition, too—in other words, someone could actually take home “The Mulberry Street Unicorn” as a piece, instead of a page.
Smiling goofily from their wooden mounts sit the imaginings of Dr. Seuss, animals with bizarre names like the Turtle-Necked Sea-Turtle, Two Horned Douberhannis, and Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn. The beasts were not designed by fanatics of Dr. Seuss’ famous children’s books, but are based on works created by the man himself over 80 years ago, each originating from an obscure collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture known as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.
Peter Max Retrospective
Mickey Hart has synesthesia, an uncommon crossing-wiring of senses that enables him to see colors when he hears sounds.
So it was only a matter of time before the Grammy Award-winning Grateful Dead percussionist began to combine the sonic and visual arts.
For Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, it’s always been about discovery and vibrations. From music and writing, to science and painting, the musician, author, investigator and artist has always made it his mission to explore. On October 22, 2016, that multidimensional creativity will be showcased at the Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills, New Jersey, with a special exhibition of the legendary percussionist’s paintings.
The drummer of the Grateful Dead is a multi-Grammy winner, the author of four books on musicology, and a member of revival band Dead and Company (followed by former deadheads and John Mayer fans alike). He’s also a painter—but instead of, say, brushes and pallets, he prefers drums.
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When Dallas-Fort Worth artist Ryan Spiritas heard about the shooting of five Dallas police officers in July, he went to his studio for days straight to create “Healing Dallas: A Tribute to Blue.”
Mickey Hart is legendary in the music world known for his decades as percussionist for the Grateful Dead, as well as being a pivotal innovator. Deadheads and new fans will now have a chance to experience Hart utilizing an entire new art form grown from his love of rhythm. The three time Grammy award winner embarks on premiering his pulsing works as a painter.
The Renoirs have arrived in Northport.
The name comes with certain expectations. So it’s not surprising that succeeding Renoir generations expressed their artistry through other media. Jean, middle son of Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir, was a legendary film director. Older brother Pierre was an actor while kid brother Claude created ceramics. Grandson Claude Jr. was a cinematographer. His daughter Sophie is an actress.