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 GC Myers- Part of the Pattern Paintings 2016GIFPart of the Pattern , which opens tomorrow, June 3, is my 17th solo show at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.  It’s been a great run since that first show back in 2000 that introduced the Red Tree into my body of work.  I’m not even sure that I had a body of work at that point.

But through the years this annual show has given me the desire as well as a platform to continuously move my work forward.  It has often reflected my own small steps forward as I sought to find answers in my own life.  This desire  to discover how I fit into this world has been a driving force in my life and the work I have produced over the last 17 years, producing small incremental steps forward  in both.

I don’t know that I will ever reach a point where I will be totally satisfied on either front.

But through this time I have come to believe that the world we know is but a small part of the larger whole, that there are forces and energies that swirl around us without our knowledge of them.  They move in seemingly chaotic ways that occasionally reveal a glimpse of their underlying patterns to us who are fortunate to be looking at that moment.

What it is, what it means, how we fit in—I don’t have any answers.  But just catching that glimpse convinces me that there is a place for us, for me, in that pattern.  Every being, every life, including my own small and seemingly inconsequential life, is included in that pattern and somehow fills a need  by playing its role.

I think a lot of the work from this show reflects this belief that the forces and powers that seem far removed from us are actually within reach.  They affect us and we affect them.

You know, this is a really hard thing to express in words without sounding like I’m dancing on the outer fringes.  Maybe that’s why I work in color, lines and shapes.  I hope you’ll stop in at the Principle Gallery and take a look at this show.

Maybe you will see what I mean.

Part of the Pattern is now on view at the Principle Gallery at 208 King Street in Alexandria, VA.  The show opens Friday, June 3, with an opening reception that runs from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  Hope to see you there.





Enraptured” is a 30″ by 40″ Painting valued at $5000

Event ends Monday June 6 at 12 Noon ET

For more information go to:  ARTISTS ENGAGING NEPAL

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Help Nepal and Win This Painting!

This time it’s for real!  All the t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted and the site is ready to go after a premature launch this past weekend.

I’m talking about the Soarway Foundation and the initial event in their Artists Engaging Nepal  campaign to raise funds that will provide vital assistance to the people of Nepal who are still struggling in the aftermath of last year’s devastating earthquakes.  There will be a number of events to follow involving online auctions, raffles and gallery galas that will feature artwork from artists in Nepal, Uganda and North America but  this is the first one out of the gate.

And I think it’s a pretty darn good way to kick things off.

We are giving away the piece of mine shown above, Enraptured, a 30″ by 40″ painting on canvas valued at $5000, to a donor who will be selected at the conclusion of this promotion, which ends June 6 at 11:59:59 AM EST.

A donation of $25 earns one (1) entry into the drawing for this painting, $50 earns two (2) entries and $100 earns five (5) chances to win.  And to give you a little more incentive to reach out, each donor of $25 or more will receive a signed commemorative poster like the one shown at the bottom.  To donate and enter, click here.

Please take a moment to consider helping the Soarway Foundation help the people of Nepal.  I outlined many of vital things they are doing in my earlier post and I can vouch that their mission, spearheaded by former US Ambassador to Nepal Scott DeLisi and his wife, Leija,  is one that is based on true compassion and love for the people of Nepal.  Anything you can spare will be of great help in this effort.

So, you have less than two weeks to act on this.  And you will most likely have a pretty good chance  of winning as the odds are based on the number of entries we receive.  And even if you can’t donate, please pass this on to your friends and family.  We want as much as exposure and awareness for this mission as we can muster.

You can get more info, donate and enter by clicking here.


Soarway Poster -Engage Nepal

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