Ed writes: “The comments included below reflect understandings of my recent work that I’d like to share.”
Day Sailors, 2016, acrylic/ canvas, 24 ” x 30 ”
“Why Abstract: The Art of Imagination” – “The show is generally strong, and several works, especially those from Maria Malatesta and Ed Touchette, are unforgettable. Malatesta’s two “Field” series paintings (#26, #27), acrylic on paper, are full of air and atmosphere. The canvases don’t “abstract” the image of a field of flowers, but capture a field as if it were made of the stuff we breathe. We recognize that it’s a field, but we could also inhale it, almost hear it. Touchette’s two acrylics, “Phototaxis” and “Day Sailors,” invite interpretation. Bold lines describe something — something elusive. A bright color highlights. The titles intrigue. There is meaning, or suggestions, and we are invited to offer our ideas.” – Keith Powers, reviewing 3 abstract group exhibits for Cape Ann Beacon on view at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Trident Gallery and Flat Rocks Gallery.
“Why Abstract: The Art of Imagination” was reviewed by Keith Powers in today’s Cape Ann Beacon. I particularly was drawn over to Ed Touchette‘s piece almost expecting to find my secret location on land pushed against the sea currents navigating the shoreline. Maps of our existence of place or a dance with the China trade? I may have flown over and sailed through this place at one time. The piece has certainly pulled on my imagination. Look deeper and there is more.” – Jo Ann Castano
“Why Abstract: The Art of Imagination” continues through the end of May at the cultural center on Rocky Neck.
By Terry Weber
Posted Feb. 6, 2015 at 9:02 AM
The good news is that you can complete your shopping for Valentine’s Day right here on Cape Ann. The bad news? You only have eight more days to shop! Yes, you can make dinner reservations, send flowers, and buy chocolates, as most people do. But this year, why not think outside the candy box?
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Check out the story at The Cape Ann Beacon website-
Charlee, a Cape Ann Beacon correspondent has traveled to China where she will be teaching and also blogging on her new blog- www.charleebeth.wordpress.com I’m really looking forward to Charlee’s updates. Even with her first couple of posts I feel transported. What a journey.
Live it up kid. Remember what I told you- you have that blank canvas- paint a beautiful picture.
This from China-
Hello All from Qufu, China!
I just wanted to let all of you know that you can keep up with my travels in India, China and hopefully South East Asia through my blog: www.charleebeth.wordpress.com. I’ll have the first few entries up by Friday afternoon, I’m hoping. If there are any other updates I want to pass along West, I will most likely be sending them to this group list. If you’d like to be taken off of the list, please let me know.
Also, here is my address here in Qufu. I would love to hear any news from home you guys are willing to pass along.
College of International Cultural Exchange
Qufu Teachers University
Qudu, Shandong 273165
Peoples Republic of China
Sending all my love and best wishes from the Orient,
click the picture for the interview with Charlee at The Lone Gull
If you get a chance, leave Charlee a comment on her blog to let her know you saw it. Bloggers love feedback. It lets them know that what they’re doing is worth while.
Note how I have the table that the camera is sitting on in perfect focus!
Charlee Bianchini, a correspondent for the Cape Ann Beacon approached me about a month ago to do a story about GMG, my involvement as a part of the team that brings you the Block Parties and my love of Gloucester.
I set up my camera for the interview and videotaped us sitting at The Lone Gull while she asked me questions for the article. The video is uploading now and I’ll post it here once It gets done rendering. Charlee will be heading to China in a couple days to do some teaching. She is in the process of starting her own blog and hopefully she will follow through with it and send us pictures and stories from China.
Here’s a screen shot –
Charlee Bianchini Interviews Joey Ciaramitaro At The Lone Gull