Sibylie Pfaffenbichler, Sailor on Leave, oil. The artist explained to DoN her inspiration came from the forties and the famous images of sailors returning home. The painting is so exuberant, vibrant and distinctive it really makes you wonder why we don’t dance in the street when our soldiers make it home. Pfaffenbichler is chair of The Philadelphia Sketch Club‘s Annual Flower Show.
Paul Davis Jones, Enigma, acrylic.
Gail Morison-Hall, The Burning Bush, mixed media & Elise Arnold, Untitled One, acrylic. With 199 works of art, Small World @ The Plastic Club would have been even bigger if more artists understood that presentation is half the battle, the exhibitions committee refused several pieces (DoN spotted a few suspect entries who passed muster).
Nick Brown, Orange Juice Cup & Mug, stone ware. Brown brings unfired pottery to life study workshops at The Plastic Club and sketches directly onto the clay, often you can hear him scratching grooves into the design to prevent the glaze from spreading when applied. The resultant objects are like ancient vessels found at an acheological dig – future meets ancient.
Lee Mamaluy, Popping Blooms, oil, Kathryn Russo, At Ease, mixed media and Jeanne Chesterton, Dots, oil.
Robert Stauffer‘s photograph, Thorazine Can Kill The Human Spirit, with broken glass in a mirror lined shadow-box frame is like a history of modern art all mushed up like DuChamp meets Warhol meets Ansel Adams. The broken glass reads like disaster, the desert scene feels like being stranded and the infinite reflections on all sides have secret hidden images to uncover.
Alden Cole, Now n Then #3, Mother & Child, wax/clay, 2010 & 1964.
Bob Makoid, Avian Capers,markers. Makoid told DoN this drawing is extra special to him because his kids surprised him by having the design made into a stained glass window.
Michele Jenkins, New Glasses, oil. DoN LoVeS this painting! Timeless, super-fun, nostalgic, funny, happy and executed with aplomb.
Anders Hansen, Earth Goddess, ink/watercolor, Lois Schlachter, Queen of the Night, acrylic and Joseph De Fay, The Cafe’, ink-jet print.
Lois Schlachter, Balloon Release, acrylic. DoN appreciates Lois’ combination of real & unreal, abstract & illustrative, signs & significations – cool.
Alan Clawans, Small Shed, photograph, DoN Brewer, light being (Farrah Fawcett), photograph (it’s not DoNArTNeWs without some DoN news), Sylvia Schreiber, White Flower, acrylic, Susan Wierzbicki, Saim, acrylic and Elise Arnold, Cats, acrylic. DoN is so pleased to have his entries placed so strategically in the beginning, #3, and the end, #196 – the magic of 3.
Photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography.