Sunday, August 23, 2009

Abbey Road

No, this post isn't about an album by the most overrated musical group in history. It's about my trip yesterday to a Benedictine Monastery for an art show. An hour and twenty minutes north of Sarasota via I-75, near Dade City, is the little town of St. Leo, home of St. Leo University and St. Leo Abbey. Yes, nestled in the "rolling hills" of Pasco county is a real abbey with real monks and it's been here in Florida for 120 years! I guess I didn't know there was an abbey in Florida. I'm told it's the only one.

The Abbey decided to put on an art show to celebrate the art of one it's late brothers and invited other artists to attend. I think they found me and most of the others through TampaArtist.com. "The Memorial Art Show" was for Brother Paul Tennis, who worked mostly in watercolor. Below are some pics from the show.



The Church of the Holy Cross


The Abbey


The Brotherhood of the Sith? A cool cubist monk statue.


Brother Isaac Camacho, the Abbot


My Paintings


I should have taken this last photo when the crowds were still there. Yeah, right. All in all it was an interesting experience anyway.

My 20th Post!

I'll say it again, "My 20th post!" Wow, when I started this thing, I never thought I'd make it this far. Thanks everyone! Now, how should I celebrate this milestone? How 'bout some entertainment from legendary song-and-dance man Andy Kaufman?


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Southwest Florida Lives!

I'm one of the artists in Howl Gallery's latest show. Opening Reception is tonight 7 to 9pm. The show runs through September 16th.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Arts On 9th

I now have some pieces hanging at Arts On 9th, a "Community Arts Venue" for performing and visual artists, in Ybor City .