Inspired after a visit to Mount Rushmore, Houston artist David Adickes decided that the only way to appreciate the details of the facial features of those monumental carvings up close was to create his own. He sculpted 43 enormous busts – one of each American president – and they are all on view outside his studio in Texas.
Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto made 25 of his so-called Penetrables – immersive sculptures consisting of dangling tubes, with which viewers can interact. The Houston Penetrable is the only one he designed as a semi-permanent piece, and one of the few he created as an indoor piece. It was the artist’s final and most ambitious work.
Photographer Tom Ferderbar of Wisconsin studied under the renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams in 1958 and still remembers the lessons he learned back then. He has spent the last 40 years focusing his lens on the landmarks of Route 66 and the landscapes of the American West, specifically the Yosemite and Teton national parks.
Columbus artist Todd Camp abstract paintings are largely influenced by his surroundings. Metalsmiths Anne Holman & Jen Townsend’s jewelry is inspired by the strip mines of the rural Midwest.
Plus, to celebrate Presidents Day’s a look at the Stately Heads of David Adickes. Then a look at the Houston Penetrable and Tom Ferderbar.
Brother Bill and Bob Cohen, recently performed to an audience at the Jewish Community Center in Bexley, sharing more than six decades worth of popular songs written by Jewish songwriters. From “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” to “White Christmas,” these songwriters helped define their generation and shape the music of America.