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It's Funny How things Fall into Place.

Have you seen my spiffy big cats?

a crouching Lion

a tiger in a brown sweater

A nice look for Fall

a lion in Ralph tweeds

the King of the Jungle in Ralph Lauren

Tiger in a blue sweater

I had just decided to write this week's blog about my Big Cat collages when I heard on NPR a story about Bertie Gregory, nature photographer and filmmaker, talking about what it takes to film wild animals--that would be passion and persistence. He followed a pride of lions for months, working with conservationists to attach tracking devices on them. He got to hold a Lioness's head while she got pinned and said he'd never realized how really big a lion's head is.

a Leopard and a lion in matching shirts

He learned that among the greatest threats to the lions is snares; they get entangled in the traps set for smaller animals and then they're in real trouble. My first thought was, "Call the mice!" Remember Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse? Where the Lion caught a mouse but didn't eat him and later he got ensnared in a trap and the mouse gnawed away the ropes and the Lion was free. Aesop's moral?

An act of kindness is never wasted.

A tiger and a leopard sitting on a bench

That very same day the Times ran a piece on the wellness page of the science section about random acts of kindness and how they benefit the giver maybe even more that the receiver. They make you healthier!

I have to thank the universe, or the muse because whoever it is wrote this blog for me.

Don't you love it when that happens?

Two tigers in suits, beckoning you!

It's a busy fall with a lot of art to see. I have a bunch of shows to recommend but here are the ones I'm most directly involved with.

I helped to curate, with nine other artist/curators;

Shifting Balance at Artists Equity Galley

245 Broome Street

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10th, 5-7pm

Art at First presents;


an international show of artists opposed to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The artists are from many different countries including Ukraine, Russia, Italy, France, the UK, Poland, Georgia, the USA, Israel and Palestine.

In the Great Hall Gallery, 12 West 12th Street

September 10-October 30th

Reception Sunday, October 2

Open Sundays, 12:30-4pm or by appointment

My drawing, House of Green Interior, is on view in this virtual show and there will be a Zoom event. Here's a link to the show; Elsewhere Traversing the dimensions outside of our immediate present. "Elsewhere" Zoom Opening Event Link Join our Virtual Opening Zoom event on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:30-8pm (Eastern Time - US and Canada) Meeting ID: 881 9306 2447 Passcode: NYAC And don't forget, tonight's the opening of Fran Beallor's SELF SELF: 2020 HINDSIGHT / 366 PORTRAITS BY FRAN BEALLOR Daily Self Portraits drawn through the leap year of the global pandemic Opening Reception - Friday September 9, 2022 from 6-9pm El Barrio's Artspace PS 109 215 E. 99th Street New York, NY 10029 Exhibition dates: Wednesday, September 7 - Saturday, October 1, 2022 Show open daily: 10am - 7pm

September 8, 2022

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