May 24, 2015

Five up + one

Dear Subscriber,
Have you ever wondered why your calendar has never been issued a speeding ticket? I have. Technically, summer is still on its way - but for me, regarding my upcoming exhibitions, it is moments away. Five shows, listed below, start in the next few weeks. I hope you are able to visit one of them close to you before they reach escape velocity on your own calendar.
Please check my website, or email or call me if you have questions about anything. Well, just about anything.
In the meantime, best wishes to you for a nice, slow late spring, followed by a leisurely summer. I'll be sending you my next news update around September.

- Thomas

Double Arc, Minneapolis, 42 x 30

1. Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis - America's River - solo
June 11 - August 13
First, the biggest show of my paintings this summer opens at Groveland Gallery on June 11. Several gouaches and oils will be on display at this solo exhibition titled America's River, on view through August 13. The show features paintings from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area [link], in celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. These are some of the most urban-centric paintings I have done in a while. I will be in attendance on June 11 for an informal gallery talk at 1pm followed by the opening reception from 2-5pm. Contact the gallery for more information. [link]
You may also want to check out the "Friends" organization for the MNRRA if you would like to become involved or see what's going on.
Friends of the Mississippi River [link] and Mississippi Park Connection [link].

2. Groveland Gallery. Minneapolis - Sea to Sea
June 11 - August 13
In tandem with the National Park Service centennial theme of my solo exhibition, Sea to Sea opens on the same day, and features works by several artists with the national parks as their subject. Two paintings from my artist-residency in Yosemite National Park are included. Contact the gallery for more information. [link]

Marie Antoinette Overlook, 30 x 46

3. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA - Upstream & Down: The Susquehanna
June 11 – August 13
This group exhibition was curated by Stanley Grand and features works by a remarkable group of contemporary artists who have painted the Susquehanna River. For this exhibition, my painting Marie Antoinette Overlook is on loan from the Susquehanna Collection at the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area. Opening reception is June 11. Contact the museum for more information. [link]

4. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia - Near and Far
July 17 - August 31
A group exhibition of landscapes by gallery artists, including some works from my wilderness series. Contact the gallery for more information. [link]

Cleft, 60 x 46

5. The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA - Art of the State
June 26 –September 11
My large painting Cleft (above) is part of this exhibition of works by artists selected from around the State of Pennsylvania. Please contact the museum for more information. [link]

6. Wildling Museum, Solvang, CA - Celebrating National Parks in California
June 17 - October 3
Although none of my paintings is in this exhibition, I was proud to serve on the jury and as an award judge of the many fine works submitted for this exhibition. So if you are in the area, check it out. Contact the museum for more information. [link]