Cash!

Cash rides 2600 miles.

Cash with his teammates at the Nationals, Sizzle the Sheltie and Point, the Border collie. "Burning Ring of Fire"
Cash with his teammates at the Nationals, Sizzle the Sheltie and Point, the Border collie. “Burning Ring of Fire”
Cash in Kentucky
Cash in Kentucky
Cash at the IU Art museum, staring at a squirrel
Cash at the IU Art museum, staring at a squirrel
Cash in Illinois
Cash in Illinois

 

 

 

Cash in Illinois
Cash in Illinois
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Cash at Lake of the Ozarks Missouri
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Cash at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

 

Cash in Missouri
Cash in Missouri
Cash at the Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas
Cash at the Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas
Cash in Arkansas
Cash in Arkansas

 

Cash with his newest new best friend, Paxil, in North Carolina.
Cash with his newest new best friend, Paxil, in North Carolina.

Paintings from the American Road: Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and back to Virginia

References and Paintings

States: Virginia Virginia Tech Barn ©2007
States: Virginia
Virginia Tech Barn
©2007
States: Tennessee Graceland Barn ©2004 By Karen J. Stinnett
States: Tennessee
Graceland Barn
©2004
By Karen J. Stinnett
States: Tennessee Lorraine Motel Sign  ©2013
States: Tennessee
Lorraine Motel Sign
©2013
States: Arkansas: Tom's Nut House c2004 oil on board 16x20
States: Arkansas: Tom’s Nut House c2004 oil on board 16×20
States: North Carolina: Tobacco Barn  c2003 oil on clay board  16x20 by Karen J. Stinnett
States: North Carolina: Tobacco Barn c2003 oil on clay board 16×20 by Karen J. Stinnett
Arkansas
Arkansas
Tennessee
Tennessee
Missouri
Missouri
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Runaway truck ramp, NC
Runaway truck ramp, NC
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Virginia

Thomas Hart Benton in Nashville

Thomas Hart Benton died while finishing the mural commissioned by the Country Music Hall of Fame, January 19, 1975. It is called The Sources of Country Music and shows themes, such as a train, instruments and musicians. he was 84 and came out of retirement because of his interest in playing and listening to country music.

 

The Sources of Country Music   1975
The Sources of Country Music 1975

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/thomas-hart-benton/

Thomas Hart Benton murals in the Missouri State House

Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton

A major WPA work by Thomas Hart Benton covers every wall of the a “Members Lounge” in the Missouri State House in Jefferson City. With the legislature not in session I was by myself with the huge paintings. They tell the story of the history of Missouri, and focus on the workers. Like much of Benton’s work they were controversial, particularly the depiction of lynching.

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Finding imagery

I found a building in Bloomington that had a great structure, but the light was at the wrong angle In the afternoon.  I returned the next morning for better light. Thinking particularly of my students, light makes all the difference.

Lit from behind.
Lit from behind.
Light defines structure
Light defines structure
Cropped for composition.
Cropped for composition.

Indiana University

Some of Thomas Hart Benton’s most well know large paintings are murals in University buildings in Bloomington, Indiana. They dominate a hall in the Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center. The day I was there a wedding was being set up to take place right beneath them. (the room was too dark for great photos without a tripod, but you can see professionally made photos and read the story of the murals by following this link…the fancy ones don’t, however, include wedding decorations!)

http://www.iuauditorium.com/about-us/thomas-hart-benton-murals

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I went into the gallery in the art department. Indiana University is one of the top art schools in the US. The gallery is as large as a small museum, very high ceilings and open floor space with repositionable walls. The current show is based on jewelry and metals. Most of it used jewelry as a concept and the pieces were not really designed to be wearable, rather, the artists used techniques, materials and forms from jewelry making to make small sculpture. The metals show broadly defined metal to include etching (made with metal plates and printed on paper), found objects and sculpture. College galleries are usually free to visit and exhibit innovative art. The work is usually for sale at prices that are as low as they will ever be in an artist’s career.

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No No. Brooch by Gary Schott
No No Brooch by Gary Schott
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Lego necklace

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Indiana University Art Museum in in a building designed by I.M.Pei (same architect as the East Wing of the National Gallery). In front of the entrance is a monumental sculpture in red, by Charles Perry
Indiana Arc, 1995
Painted aluminum

Cash at the IU Art museum, staring at a squirrel
Cash at the IU Art museum, staring at a squirrel

 

Cash running on the IU soccer fields