Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Monk's Road

Gregg Chadwick
The Monk's Road
36"x36" oil on panel 2018

I’m very pleased to let you know that my painting The Monk's Road has been chosen to be featured in the New This Week Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.  

The Monk's Road is part of an ongoing series of artworks about seeking peace and justice in a world in need of harmony.

In the mountains of Northern Thailand, rising above the city of Chiang Mai, peaks are often caught in an early morning sea of fog. Written as ทะเลหมอก in Thai, this mist often covers the summit of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak. On the mountain slope- two Buddhist stupas, often referred to as chedis in Thailand, sit to honor the monarchs of Thailand. Known as Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and -Nophamethanidon, the chedis were named to reflect the power of the sky and the grace of the land. 

My painting "The Monk's Road" is set in this mist shrouded landscape. Three Buddhist monks in saffron robes appear and then seem to merge into the air. The color of their robes is considered the color of illumination or satori – the highest wisdom.

Sunday Music Redux - George Walker: "Lyric for Strings"

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. In 1996, Walker broke new ground when he became the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music.

Sunday Morning Music - Morrowind - Peaceful Waters Solo Guitar Cover (by Harry Murrell)

Thanks to Cassiel for the suggestion!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wonderful Arts Management Opportunity in Santa Monica

New Arts Opportunity: RFP - Art Studios Programming
More at: 
2. RFP--Airport-Art-Studios-Programming
3.Santa Monica Airport-Art-Studios-Planning

Death Cab for Cutie - "Gold Rush" (Official Video)

RIP - Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Song written by Otis Redding
Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967]


(oo) What you want
(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I'm askin'
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (oo) 'cause I don't wanna (oo)
All I'm askin' (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

------ instrumental break ------

Ooo, your kisses (oo)
Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of foolin' (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

Great article on the song in the Washington Post by DeNeen L.  Brown:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream)

Canção do meu sonho errante Menotti Del Picchia Eu tenho a alma errante e vago na terra a sonhar maravilhas... Não para um momento! Eu busco irriquieto o meu sonho inconstante e sou como as asas, as velas, as quilhas, as nuvens, o vento... Eu sou como as coisas inquietas: o veio que canta na leira; a fumaça que voa na espira que sobe das achas; o anseio dos longos coqueiros esguios; a esteira de prata que deixa uma proa no espelho dos rios. Eu tenho a alma errante... Boêmio, o meu sonho procura a carícia fugace, procura a glória mendaz e preclara. Sou como a veia fenícia ao largo, uma vela distante... Eu tenho a alma errante... E sinto uma estranha delícia em tudo que passa e não dura, em tudo que foge e não pára... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poesia #fotografia #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #leitura #arte  #poem #poetry #poesie  #filosofia  #read #words #lectura #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras #poesía #litterature #literatura #libros #livre #libri #books  #livros #books #quotes #poeme  #lire
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Honored that @poesiaaceuaberto has matched my painting Il Poeta di Milano (The Poet of Milan) with Menotti Del Picchia's poem Canção do meu sonho errante (Song of My Wandering Dream).

Translation from the Portuguese:

Song of my wandering dream Menotti Del Picchia I have the wandering soul and vague on earth to dream wonders ... Not for a moment! I look irriquely at my fickle dream and I am like the wings, the sails, the keels, the clouds, the wind ... I am like the restless things: the shaft who sings in the harp; the smoke that flies in the spire that rises from the logs; the longing the long slender coconut palms; the silver mat leaving a bow in the mirror of the rivers. I have a wandering soul ... Bohemian, my dream seeks the caress fugace, looking for the glory mendacious and preclear. I am like the Phoenician vein in the distance, a distant candle ... I have a wandering soul ... And I feel a strange delight in everything that passes and does not last, in everything that runs away and does not stop ... 🎨 Gregg Chadwick . . . . . . . . #poetry #photo #arte #greggchadwick #poesia #arte #learning #arte #poem #poetry #poesie #filosofia #read #words #lecture #mots #lecture #poema #lettres #literature #artesplasticas #letras # poetry #litterature #literatura #libros #libre #libri #books #books #books #quotes #poems #lire poesiaaceuaberto # historiadarte #scrittore #writer #pensions #words #culture #storiadellarte #porotes #quotes #alma #soul #histoiredelart #arthistory #trip #culture #versos #artist #museu #artwork #painting #painter #poete #writer #poeta #poet #ecrivain #philosophy

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Between Worlds (Chicago)

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Between Worlds (Chicago)
24"x24" oil on linen 2018

Sneak peek at new artwork to be featured at The Other Art Fair in Chicago - 
My oil on linen painting Between Worlds (Chicago) was inspired by the industrial design of Raymond Loewy and the spirit of adventure that lies at the heart of the United States. 
Two vehicles designed by Loewy stand side by side in a rail yard with the Chicago skyline behind. Glistening in black, the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad “Broadway Limited” shares the scene with a gold 1938 Studebaker President.

Cher Covers ABBA - GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A Man After Midnight) [Official HD Audio]

Some Summer Fun from Cher!

Friday, August 03, 2018

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Opens Tonight in Memphis


Gregg Chadwick
Pink Cadillac (Elvis at Graceland)
24”x30” oil on linen 2017 

Shake, Rattle and Roll, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
        August 3 - 25
        Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018.   6 – 8 pm

L Ross Gallery continues the August celebration of all things Elvis with an exhibition of contemporary southern artists titled "Shake, Rattle and Roll."

The exhibition opens Friday August 3 and continues through August 31 with a rockin’ reception honoring the artists Friday, August 3, 6 to 9 pm, with music provided by Memphis’ DJ Leroy, tribute artists welcome!

L Ross Gallery invited several artists to interpret Elvis’ magic in their unique variety of voices and mediums. Diverse examples include Kurt Meer’s stunning oil portrait of Elvis, Matthew Hasty’s oil on canvas of the Graceland Media Room, Jeni Stallings’ dreamy encaustic work, California artist Gregg Chadwick’ Pink Cadillac and the mixed media folk art of Karen Bottle Capps and Sloane Bibb.

with Rhodes Professor Dr. Kenny Morrell
"Elvis as Hero" 
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Gregg Chadwick - Mystery Train Opens Tonight In Laguna Beach

Gregg Chadwick's painting Mystery Train (20th Century Limited) is featured in the group exhibition "Endless Possibilities" at the Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Artist Reception:

Thursday, August 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Exhibition Runs:
August 2nd-31st, 2018 

 Las Laguna Gallery
577 South Coast Highway A-1

Laguna Beach CA 92651

More at:

PARKING: It truly is best to valet in The Cliff Village parking lot if it is open. It is $3 an hour and you are right where you need to be. If it is full, the next best bet is to turn on Legion (from PCH, it's the cross street right at the gallery) and take your first left on Glenneyre. On the left side you will see a parking deck, just a block or 2 down. It takes credit card and cash, but ONLY 1's and 5's. It is $4.50 an hour and you only need to pay until 9 pm. If you don't park in one of those, you can look for street/metered parking but it is very tough in the summer time. The earlier you arrive, the better luck you will have with parking.

Ted Lieu Helps Fund the Blue Wave


Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu announced that the California Candidates Victory Fund has raised more than $600,000 in less than 24 hours. Lieu created the joint committee to support the eight most flippable House races in California. The funds were raised through two back-to-back events in Lieu's district.
“This is truly the most important midterm election in our lifetime. We must be successful this November in order to put an essential check on the corruption of the Trump Administration, to restore our health care system, and to increase wages” said Lieu.
“The amazing support we have received speaks to how deeply many Americans feel about what is happening in our country. I want to thank Lindsey Buckingham, Dayna Bochco, Billy Ray, Joyce Rey, and many others who supported the Victory Fund. The path to restoring sanity, accountability, and heck, even facts begins with taking back the House of Representatives.”
The next event for the CA Candidates Victory Fund is September 8 in Orange County. The Victory Fund is on track to hit a million dollars this quarter.
The California Candidates Victory Fund supports the following candidates:
Josh Harder CA-10
TJ Cox CA-21
Andrew Janz CA-22
Katie Hill CA-25
Gil Cisneros CA-39
Katie Porter CA-45
Harley Rouda CA-48
Mike Levin CA-49
Congressman Ted Lieu represents California's 33rd Congressional District in the House. Last year he was elected by his colleagues as a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Last term, he was elected as President of the Democratic Freshman Class. Congressman Lieu is also a veteran who served on active duty. 

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | James Baldwin Birthday Teaser

Happy Birthday James Baldwin!