Features and Events

Greenville Sister Cities
Miracle Hill
The Ribera Connection
The Keowee Reserve
Third Salon of the Louvre Copyists

My Ribera Connection
A page from my notebook

Ecce Homo, Behold the Man
Arrowood after Ribera Oil on Canvas

Madonna Della Sedia
Arrowood after Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael)
Oil On Canvas on Panel 28″ 
Exhibited at the BJU Museum & Gallery March 2007 thru July 2008

Once upon a time…I find the intersecting paths along life’s journey fascinating…The spark, which ignited my passion for art, had just begun to glow at the time that BJU acquired Ribera’s Ecce Homo in 1952. A few years later, I saw the Ribera for the first time during a grammar school field trip. It was often the focus of my childhood visits to the BJU Museum because Christ’s eyes would follow me no matter where I went…

Now in 2007, I am honored (and as awestruck as that grammar school kid)  that my painting of Raphael’s Madonna della Sedia is in an exhibit with Ribera’s Ecce Homo at the museum which most likely inspired my love for the Masters. The exhibition, “Artspeak Demystified” opened March 20th, 2007 at the BJU Museum and Gallery and continued through mid 2008.

Greenville Sister Cities’ Event

The Death of Atala                                 Arrowood 2005 after Giovanni Battista Riva 1859 Oil on Canvas 40″ x 34″ $20,000.00 Reserve

Total to be donated through Greenville Sister Cities to the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy and to a Museum in Greenville, South Carolina. For details, contact the artist or Greenville Sister Cities’ Representative, Jack Parillo – terrijack@charter.net.

The original painting of Giovanni Batista Riva’s Morte di Atala in 1859 was most likely inspired by the 1813 portrayal of The Burial of Atala by French artist Girodet. Girodet, himself, was inspired by the 1801 novel, Atala, or The Loves of Two Savages in the Desert by François-René de Chateaubriand. Set in 18th-century Louisiana, this American- Indian tragedy is the tale of a Christian half-Indian maiden, Atala, who frees the Indian brave Chactas from his enemies (her family) and finds refuge from a storm with him in the cave of the religious hermit, Father Aubry. Years before, Atala had had made a vow to her dying mother to consecrate herself to God. Now, believing that her growing love for Chactas will make her vow impossible to keep, Atala takes poison to end her life. It is the quiet sadness of Atala’ s lifeless form and Chactas’ sorrow that imbue Battista Riva’s painting in Bergamo with its tragic beauty.

Detail from Death of Atala
Arrowood after Riva

Miracle Hill Event

Fraternal Love

Fraternal Love
Arrowood 2001 after Bouguereau 1851
Oil on Canvas 58″ x 45

$25,000 dollar reserve: 100% of the proceeds will benefit Miracle Hill Ministries.
The purchase of this painting does not create a tax deduction for the buyer unless the buyer donates the purchased painting to a tax-exempt organization or charity. Please check with a tax attorney

Detail From “Fraternal Love”
Keowee Reserve Show
October 2007

Third Salon of the Louvre Copyists
On Exhibit March 11-28, 2008

L’Ermite Endormi
Arrowood after Charles-Marie Vien
Oil on canvas 0.813 m x 0.558 m

Olivier PASSELECQ                  Jean-Pierre LECOQ
Adjoint au Maire                                           Conseiller de Paris
Chargé de la Culture                                Maire du 6e arrondissement

Sont heureux de vous convier à l’inauguration de l’exposition du

3e Salon des Copistes du Louvre

Le mardi 11 mars 2008 de 18h30 à 21 heures
 Mairie du 6e arrondissement – 2e étage
Salon du Vieux-Colombier  
78 rue Bonaparte Paris France
Ouverture au public du mercredi 12 mars au vendredi 28 mars 2008
 du lundi au vendredi de 11h à 17h, le jeudi jusqu’à 19h
et le samedi de 10h à 12h

Visites guidées tous les jours de 12h30 à 13h
    et pour les enfants les 12, 19 et 26 mars de 15h à 16h

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