THE ALCHEMIST, painting by Steven E. Counsell is featured on the poster and on exhibit at the  Fantasy & Fiction National Fine Art Exhibition at the Old Courthouse Arts Center — 101 N Johnson St, Historic Woodstock Square, Woodstock, IL — Exhibition runs Sept 3 to 24, 2021 — Opening night: Saturday, Sept 4, 5:00-8:00…

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Remember when masks were FUN??

visionary theater masks displayed backstage

Let’s wear FUN masks again…..remember when … ??  “…Amid the amazements of play, I attend , in my mind, Carnival and Mardi Gras, live the Circus, concealed in powders and paint for pinking my ashen cheek. I learned to wear ceremonial masks…” Poetic excerpt from Art Book, ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imagination, by Steven E.…

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Are Storms in You?

Ordinary Devine, painting detail

Are Storms in You? The neurons firing in a brain resemble lightning firing in a storm. Storms think and minds rain in a preamble to growth. Living in New Mexico I take delight in being in one of the most spectacular places in the nation for thunderstorms; where more people per-capita are struck by lightning…

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