Artist Allen Fireall at Friedman's Fine Art. (photo by Sandra Mudge from the Georgia Guardian)
When considering that an artist for the past twenty years has been producing and selling more than 100 original paintings per year, it becomes difficult to think of the individual as one of the South’s best kept brilliant secrets. Yet, despite the fact that he was selected one of the “top five collectible artists in the… Continue
"Broughton Street a.k.a. BeBop Street" by 2009 King-Tisdell Fine Arts Award winner Luther E. Vann (from ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love).
For the past almost two decades, I have found myself frequently inspired by the work of artist Luther E. Vann, so much so that essays and poetry derived from meditations on his metaphysical paintings and sculpture eventually helped produce the book… Continue
"A Widow Remembers" artwork from ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love, by Luther E. Vann.
One very useful interpretation of the phrase “think outside the box” is this: remain open to good business advice from unexpected sources. Appropriately enough, I did not gain that bit of insight while reading the latest text on business strategies offered by Mellody…Continue
As a landscape coffee table gift book, ELEMENTAL The Power of Illuminated Love makes a formidable display by itself for a literary festival event. But given the fact that my co-creator for the title, Luther E. Vann, and I were sharing space with a number of outstanding exhibitors like representatives from The Book Lady Bookstore and Cherokee Publishing,… Continue
The creators of ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love, will join more than 40 more critically acclaimed authors for the second annual Savannah Book Festival on Telfair Square in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia (USA) for three days from February 6-8, 2009.
ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love, a book featuring more than 60 color reproductions of art by internationally acclaimed artist Luther E. Vann,… Continue
Cartoon of Aberjhani courtesy of cartoonist Mark Streeter
It’s not uncommon for people who possess certain passions to develop exceptional instincts in regard to the objects of those passions. In my case, being a certified bookaholic who has managed major bookstores like Waldenbooks and Books A Million, reviews books all over the Internet (including for Amazon’s Vine Program), and writes in different genres, I have… Continue
I have to admit that I’m actually having more fun going through the different blogs and picking out favorite quotes than I did reading them the first time around. Guess that’s one major bonus of this particular celebration. And yes, I admit I do love it when I surprise myself that way :- )
Quote Appreciation Day here at CTI is supposed to start tomorrow on the 10th but I figure it's midnight somewhere by now :-) so I'm getting started because I’m going to be posting quotes from different members blogs and comments in at least three parts. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed… Continue
2005 model for Freedom Tower, the replacement for the World Trade Center, night view from the Hudson River. (Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
Before the hours of insanity and annihilation that changed world history on September 11, 2001, the month of September was noted by members of my family primarily as the birth month for at least a half dozen individuals. It remained, of course, their month after…
I have one favorite scene in the film VINCENT AND THEO, the late Robert Altman’s highly acclaimed masterwork on the life of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. It is a short brutal scene in the first half of the movie when Van Gogh’s model and mistress is leaving him: she slaps him witless, and then kisses him hard on the mouth before storming out of the apartment. That double action of pained frustration and loving adoration seems a sad…
(Urban wall art by the brilliant and elusive British artist known as Banksy)
One of my favorite thirty-second pastimes is to click on major websites for books and find out which titles customers are purchasing in addition to a specific book of my own. I was particularly curious about what the results might be in regard to ELEMENTAL The…Continue
In my life as a poet, change meant employing my pen to acknowledge the deaths and lives of people I had loved for as long as I could remember but who suddenly were gone. I noticed for the first time how closely the word… Continue
Savannah Morning News reporter Joel Weickgenant provided readers with an in-depth look at the ongoing saga of ELEMENTAL in his story on the project, published both offline and on the Internet. However, true to the changing nature of journalism as impacted by…
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the…Continue
Remarks delivered by President Barack Obama at approximately 1:35 a.m. EST November 7, 2012: Thank you so much.Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own…Continue
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