Exhibit: Four of Our Best
Paintings by Stuart Fullerton, Kathleen Newman,
Jim Hajicek and Marci Oleszkiewicz
It's impossible for me to look at these paintings
without connecting them to what I've come to know
about the artists who made them.
So maybe I'm rooting for the home team.
But I do think that there was more good art
at the Palette and Chisel last Saturday,
than in the 500 booths at the One-of-a-kind show
at the Merchandise Mart.
And besides crediting the talent
of the artists involved,
some credit does need to go the
institution where they've developed their art.
who came to the P&C
on a scholarship she won
at the first and only
P&C High School drawing contest.
There's been some dispute
over whether that orange paint on the chin
got there by accident.
But I don't think so.
For whose success
the P&C must also be given some credit
I've lost track of time,
but I think that Stuart has been taking
classes here continuously
for about 10 years.
...in addition to going out
every week with
the Plein Aire Society
I can't believe
anyone could paint this in 150 minutes,
but Stuart swears he did.
(I suppose he had to,
or he would have froze to death)
I'm afraid that this is where Stuart.
like so many P&C members before him,
is eventually going to live.
And he certainly has a feel for it.
Kathleen was an accomplished painter
before she ever came to the P&C.
And the closer you look at her paintings,
the more you can find to enjoy.
If only the quality of these small works
could be carried over into a larger format.
I wish we could give the club
so we could see how our generation
compares with those that came before.
The last one
was in 1945.
Isn't it about time for another ?