Friday, January 30, 2009

Just an amazing experience...NDT

I had the chance to meet Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson today! It was an fun experience. I wrote him about a year ago in the hope of arranging an interview with him for OLOGY, the online magazine on Omnibucket. I did this because I love astrophysics, and my friend Dave is a huge fan of his. NDT has always gotten my attention on The Jon Stewart show, NPR and The Universe. His sense of humor and great intelligence makes for a very dynamic and interesting personality. Yeah, string theory just blows my mind, but I want to know more about it if he is talking. He tends to break complex theories down to a point where the person with a more average intellect can begin to grasp it.

Today we spent around 35 minutes chatting with Dr. Tyson. He answered the many questions we threw his way. I intend to begin editing the file and creating a podcast.

Because Dr. Tyson insisted on meeting us in person or via phone, this has opened a more dynamic presentation of the interviews we conduct. We are definitely using skype for audio and eventually moving toward video interviews in the future. No more email and text! By the way, we introduced Dr Tyson to skype and he seemed to love it!! We were able to see him and he saw us, too!!

More to follow...

Call for Entries: No Right, No Wrong

This is a call for entries in the all abstract art show for Ohio artists. The deadline is May 23rd. The show is in June at the High Road Gallery. If you have any questions, give me a call.

No Right, No Wrong Entry Form

Saturday, January 24, 2009

OMG - This cracks me up!!!!!

How clever...and crude...LOVE IT!

It was even banned in the UK, I think.

Monday, January 12, 2009

WCE & Other Works - In Development

I decided to put together a book with most of my 2008 works (and some from 2007/2009).

The purpose of the new book:

1. a gallery book/portfolio
2. to document what I have been working on in 2008

What will be in the book:

1. a collection of watercolor/acrylics from 2007-2009
2. some of the poetry that inspired the work
3. an explanation of my presentation process

It will be a 7"x7" book, around 150 pages. Price TBD.

I am anxious to see how this turns out!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Final Meadow

My Final Meadow

There is so much to be seen in the blistering sun.
Sometimes the glint of your bright reflections,
Sends me into blindness.
Sometime it sends me into the shadows.

The carbon black surface of the lot,
Does nothing to absorb the intense light.
But instead sends me into darkness,
And reminds me of the time.

There is an open field.
A lesser paved place awaits.
My presence is better elsewhere.
A final chase in some other meadow.

by Peggy L. Mintun, copyright 01-09
My disdain for some things is legendary.