Opportunity knocks for some, but it sails in for others. For you, fair winds bring a chance to own this award-winning image from Rhode Island photographer David Lee Black.
This photograph was taken in America’s oldest working shipyard in Gloucester, Massachusetts and reflects the timeless legacy of New England sailing. Culturally, the legacy of sailing inspires us, from whaling fleets in Moby-Dick to the images of a wind-blown JFK cruising the Victura off Cape Cod. Sailors are passionate about their time on the water—buoyed by a sense of artful wonder. This photograph, “11,10,9” with its painting-like quality and powerful patina provides a visual journey into the sailor in all of us. It was awarded the First Prize color photography at the Plymouth Art Center and would perfectly grace the walls of a Yacht Club or enhance your private collection.
About the work: Limited edition 21" x 32” photograph, numbered and signed by the artist, printed on Archival Moab Entrada Rag paper, nested inside a black wooden custom float-frame, wired/ready to hang. Additional options for framing available.
Can be shipped or hand-delivered and installed.
About the artist: Creativity is the last great adventure. I’m thinking about ideas all the time but the incubation process takes days, weeks, months or even years. It’s a very organic process, a mixture of intuition and discipline. Ideas seem to have an uncanny way of finding me. My work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art Gallery | Boston, Copley Society of Art | Boston, Wickford Art Association, South County Art Association, Mattatuck Museum | Waterbury, CT and Congressman Joe Kennedy’s Office | Washington DC.
I have received awards from Cambridge Art Association, Attleboro Art Museum, Copley Society of Art, Plymouth Center for the Arts, National Geographic and the US Department of Interior and my work hangs in collections throughout New England, Germany, Ireland, and Australia.
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Day 7 of promoting others who make the world a better place to live. Although this is the last of the stated week of doing so, perhaps we can perpetuate positivity on social media instead of the alternative. Some things are ok in the world.
Ted provided this bio a few years back but although the numbers have changed, the message still rings true.
Ted Casher, Musician
Ted’s tenor sax has the full, rich, deep sound and rhythmic swagger of the great “Texas Tenors” Herschel Evans and Illinois Jacquet — a valued and unique attribute. This contrasts perfectly with his authoritative, limpid clarinet voice. He has played with the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray McKinley, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, John Denver, and The Rhode Island Philharmonic. Ted is very active as a freelance musician and also directs several high school ensembles.
"Today, I turned 75 years of age. My Vel made sure I got up. That sweet lady is talking about 30 more years of married life---she is so good, we just might make it!
I am about to go to Cranston to play an educational concert with the School House Orchestra. We are at St. Mary's School, and we are gonna make Christmas music. During the proceedings, I will make Hanukkah music using the performance practice and nuances of klezmer music. For some of those students, this may be the closest they get to a real live Jew!
Growing old is a given; growing up is an option! Luv to all!"
Signed: Theodore P. Casher
(The P is silent, as in swimming....)
Terrence Cannon, Educator
A lifelong resident of Providence, Terry Cannon is a founding member of Global Dreams (globaldreams.org), a project which encourages kids to express "what they would do if they were in charge of the world, the classroom or their neighborhood" and is a founding member of Providence Inner City Arts, best known for presenting the Florentine Faire in the 70's and 80's and in sponsoring other community arts events with a commitment to diversity.
Cannon has worked with children in varying capacities since the 60's. Engaged in Tai Chi (taichiforall.us) for over 40 years, he introduces young people to this martial arts form that combines graceful movement with meditation, a "meditation in motion" which helps children become grounded and balanced, physically and mentally. Terry's instruction encourages students to be comfortable and confident in their own voice and body. He has linked Tai Chi and verbal expression to offer a holistic approach for kids to be healthy, creative and a valuable benefit to society.
Bringing his expertise to India, Thailand, Poland, Berlin and New Zealand, he has worked with young children in schools, day care centers and orphanages. His experience with kids internationally has broadened Terry's vision and understanding . It better enables him with the enormous scope of children here in the US.
Lately, Cannon has been collaborating with gym teachers in elementary schools in offering Tai Chi to students as a new and rewarding approach to exercise. Many students go back to class more grounded and able to focus on academics with a refreshed attitude.
Terry received his Bachelors of Arts in Literature from the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico.
“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but 'steal' some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”
~Albert Camus, Notebooks
Len Cabral, Master Storyteller
Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976. A great-grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len brings his strong Cape Verdean ancestry alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world. Len is a popular storyteller at theaters, schools and festivals throughout the United States and has performed at festivals in Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Holland and Canada. He is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network 2001 Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.
Last summer I had the pleasure of photographing Patricia Weltin, CEO and Founder of Beyond the Diagnosis. In the spirit of promoting others who are making the world a better place to live, please check out the wondrous work that Patricia is doing!
“Beyond the Diagnosis” is a traveling art exhibition of beautiful portraits. There are over 100 portraits in the collection by amazing artists from around the world.
"The Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibit's focus is the orphan disease patient. Artists have donated their time and talents to paint orphan disease patients for this groundbreaking exhibit. Each portrait represents a single orphan disease. Our goal is to put a face to all 7,000 orphan diseases. This beautiful exhibit is traveling to medical schools, research institutes and hospitals around the globe encouraging the medical community to look “beyond the diagnosis” to the patient.
Art has been used for thousands of years to successfully convey a message, whether it be a story or a glimpse into the human spirit. At Beyond the Diagnosis, we believe art not only leaves a powerful and lasting visual imprint but creates a unique connection for the viewer."
To learn more about this tender program, visit: beyondthediagnosis.org.
“…she'll go and fall in love, and there's an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.”
~ Louisa May Alcott