As you may have heard, Luke Yocum, an artist who lived for a time in Williamsport and who had a studio at the Pajama Factory, passed away the other day in New Orleans. Luke was vivacious and colorful, like his paintings. He will be missed.
Please consider making a donation of any amount to help his family bring him home and lay him to rest.
My brother & best friend passed away on December 15th. He was only 35 years old and resided in New Orleans Louisiana. He grew up in a rural Pennsylvania town but always had big city dreams. He spent the last 17 years of his life living by the brush as a starving artist. The world will seem quite plain without his talent & creativity.
Just got word that our own David Becker will be the featured artist at the Genetti in November!
If you haven’t seen David’s work, do get down to this show—his work is thoughtful and considered, with a philosophical quality to it, much like David himself. (Congratulations on the show, David—and love the portrait!)
The Genetti Hotel & Suites Presents “Second Childhood” by David Becker
David Becker is the Bald Eagle Art League (BEAL) artist exhibiting for the month of November at the Genetti 4th Street Grille Gallery located in the Genetti Hotel and Suites. The exhibit of his work opens with a reception on First Friday, November 4th from 5pm-8pm. The exhibit is open to the public during regular 4th Street Grille hours through Tuesday, November 29th.
Cliff Stevens, who’s been quite active with Val Beggs’ sewing classes, took the pattern of a hand-woven Bolivian textile and had it printed online. When the fabric arrived, he reverse-engineered his wife’s favorite top and duplicated it with the new fabric, giving her a truly wonderful gift.
Not only is this very cool, it’s the kind of thing *you* can do, when you Make What You Wear! Thanks for sharing, Cliff!
David Becker had the door to his studio open just now and took a moment to demonstrate what he described as “an old sign painter’s trick.” It’s a stick with a rubber ball mounted on the end, that lets you work more easily, while keeping your hands off the paper. (You’ll be able to see the finished product at a show in November we’ll be talking about more as its opening gets closer.)