for his young grandson were the basis for a William Woods University student’s
art projects throughout her senior year.
with Martin, WWU professor of art, on a mentor/mentee project that not only
resulted in art for Martin’s book, but also an art exhibit at Well Read in
downtown Fulton, Mo.
and Begley created for Martin’s new book, “Out of the Mouth of the First Fish:
Stories for Samuel.” The display will be
up through May 24.
and film. Together the variety of media make up a comparative analysis matched
to a series of Martin’s stories. Through his storytelling and photographs, he
is sharing life experiences for his young grandson to read as he grows older.
through various media. The result is a multifaceted project with themes of
spirituality, nature and life that can be viewed as singular pieces and stories
or experienced together as an interactive and interconnected journey.
a professor, adviser, mentor and friend. He has an incredible passion for
creating with deep appreciation of nature and admirable dedication to his
students and those around him,” Begley says in the foreword of the book.
“‘Out of the Mouth of the First Fish’ is a collection of Terry’s
real-life experiences intertwined with spiritual and inspirational messages
stemming from his own innate beliefs. As an experienced fisherman and talented
artist, Terry combines all his talents and passions to create relatable and
encouraging stories that remind the reader to reflect on their own lives,
experiences, and spiritual gifts.”
variety of new and used books, as well as a place for local students to study
interactive project, visit http://firstfish.weebly.com.
J.J. the cat sit on the steps at Well Read, a bookstore owned by the Warrens in
downtown Fulton. A display of art by Begley and Martin, including that on the
stairway, will be up through May 24.
written and illustrated a book to read as he grows older. Samuel is the son of Martin’s son, Patrick.
recent event at Well Read, a bookstore in downtown Fulton.