art, is known for his vividly colored paintings of nature. Now he has combined
his love of nature, art and writing in a newly published book.
heart because humble stories of an unpretentious and honest nature can motivate
others to write and share their own life stories,” he said.
Sunflowers,” during a reception opening the annual faculty art exhibit. The
reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 26, in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
art,” Martin said. “Then students, family and friends became my reason for
wanting to write a book about my experiences with them.”
study, passion and acquired skills, but it requires some faith before one can
achieve a desirable end result … Good work requires some things not of this
world. Things like love, encouragement from friends, imagination, courage and
short stories began because of a short email I received one day when I felt
discouraged … the email so moved me that I continued writing stories and
painting with a renewed sense of purpose.”
better than you paint … you should write a book … seriously.” Martin wants his
readers to “Follow the lead of my friend and encourage someone every day.”
faculty members through Oct. 21. The
exhibit will feature work by Paul Clervi, Bob Elliott, Ken Greene, Terry Martin
and Jane Mudd, and will include sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry and
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call (573) 592-4245.