Well, folks, it's that time of year again.
Our own Satchel Raye & his good pal & artist , Lennie Kesl , will be showing their latest work.
This is always a fun , lively , & energy-filled show.
I suggest you check it out----starting Tuesday December 6.
Here is a bit about them---
Satchel Raye:I am an artist who opened a pizza place to make a living. These days with parenting & running a restaurant I only find time for about 8 paintings a year.. I've been alternating between symmetrical & asymmetrical each year & this year they are asymmetrical. Also I often work with paper & fabric making collage that I also paint on. This year I've got 4 collages & 4 paintings. After finishing a painting it usually goes behind the door of my bedroom & so I enjoy the chance to get the years work up on the walls & look at it all together. As for the content, basically I just enjoy the interplay of shapes & colors to create a feeling.... usually somehow connected to my state of mind. While they are all purely abstract often they do resemble "something".
Lennie, an icon of sorts in the Gainesville art scene, studied at L'Atelier Fernand lager in Paris ( France that is )in 1949--& at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1956-1957. He earned his MFA from Michigan State University in 1957.
"I went all over the place", Kesl said ," Alaska, Cincinnati, Montana. I was an art teacher for 35 years. I retired at 65 & became free to paint , sleep alot, read alot, & do whatever i want".
Lennie taught at UF from 1968-1972-----& at Santa Fe College from 1972-1981.