Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mural Design Voting

My mural design is being considered for the upcoming Da Vinci Art Alliance mural, Creativity is Just Connecting Things. My mural design shows the power of creative interests connecting together. Colorful streams of creativity emerge from reading, painting and a scientists beaker. The constellations in the galaxy are an example of larger connections. I hope this mural would inspire others to see the potential of creative collaboration. With imagination and creative teamwork there are limitless possibilities.

Please vote for my design at davinciartalliance.org/mural
from April 15th, 7PM - April 22nd, 8PM
Thank you!




A short video describing my mural concept in more detail.

In honor of the inaugural 2020 Da Vinci Fest, celebrating the intersection of art and the sciences,  Mural Arts Philadelphia is hosting a Community Mural Review for an exciting new mural around the theme: creativity is just connecting things.  This project is a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Bella Vista Neighbors Association and will be dedicated at the Da Vinci Fest in October 2020. We encourage all supporters, art-lovers, and neighbors to participate the digital Mural Unveiling and vote for a mural of your preference.

Thank you!

About DVAA
Da Vinci Art Alliance has resided in their 704 Catharine residence since 1957. Since being founded by 9 Italian immigrant artists, Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) has continuously served as a space of creative refuge and acted as a hub for creativity, collaboration, and artistic innovation. While the mural will be located on DVAA’s west facing wall, it will overlook Fleisher Art Memorial, further cementing Catharine street as a lively hub for visual art-making and exploration.

On Cover of Space and Time Magazine

My painting is on the Spring Issue of Space and Time Magazine. This issue contains great Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories and poetry.

Available at spaceandtime.net

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Studies for Mural Design On View at West Chester University

A few of the studies that I used for my "Wonder of Reading Mock Mural Design" are included in the A Species of Writing: Practical and Ephemeral Approaches to Drawing, group exhibition at West Chester University.
The pieces are available.
More information on the process behind this design is at arthaywood.blogspot.com
The Official Press Release:
 
West Chester University is proud to present A Species of Writing: Practical and Ephemeral Approaches to Drawing, a group exhibition of contemporary works of art by 11 regional artists curated by Kate Stewart, Associate Professor of Art. Exhibiting artists include Phillip Adams, Todd Arsenault, Leah Bailis, Nicholas Burns, Joan Wadleigh Curran, Lindsay Deifik, Arthur Haywood, Sebastien Leclercq, Heidi Leitzke, Paul Manlove and Matt A. Osborn. In the gallery, there will also be a continuous screening of the documentary film William Kentridge: Art from the Ashes (1999)
for the duration of the exhibition.
 
The selected works offer a generous range of applications and materials that seek to challenge preconceived notions of what drawing should be, while revealing the varied roles drawing plays in each artist’s practice. The title of the show refers to a quote by Edgar Degas; "Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality." Narrative runs through many of the works on display through the use of symbolism with regards to imagery, materials, process and presentation.

A Species of Writing is on view March 2- 27, 2020 in the John H. Baker Gallery, located in the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts at West Chester University, 2 East Rosedale Avenue in West Chester, PA. The OPENING RECEPTION is on Thursday March 5, 4-7pm. Gallery hours are: M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday by appointment. For more information, please contact Laurie Moran in the Department of Art + Design: lmoran@wcupa.edu , (610)436-2755

Monday, January 20, 2020

Book Talk and Exhibition in PA

On February 9th, I will be giving a talk about the inspiration and process in creating my book, “The Great Library”. Exploring scholars from the ancient library of Alexandria in Egypt. This book covers themes from ancient mathematics to astronomy.  I will discuss ways that the same galaxy they explored still captures our wonder today. The paintings from the book will be available on display and books will be for sale. The show will be on display from February 1st through 29th. 

My book "The Great Library", is available at arthurhaywood.com, amazon.com , blurb.com and apple books.
Hosted by the Glenside Free Library, 215 S. Keswick Ave. Glenside, PA 19038

Inquires are welcome, please contact ahaywoodstudio@gmail.com


Friday, January 17, 2020

Salmagundi Book Talk Video

Thank you to the Salmagundi Club for hosting my Book Talk and to everyone who came and watched. I gave a talk about the inspiration and process for my book, “The Great Library”. Exploring scholars from the ancient library of Alexandria in Egypt.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Book Talk: The Great Library

I will be giving a talk about the inspiration and process in creating my book, “The Great Library”. Exploring scholars from the ancient library of Alexandria in Egypt. This book covers themes from ancient mathematics to astronomy.  I will discuss ways that the same galaxy they explored still captures our wonder today. The paintings from the book will be available on display and books will be for sale. 

My book "The Great Library", is available at arthurhaywood.com, amazon.com , blurb.com and apple books.
Hosted by the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue (between 11th and 12th Street), New York, NY 10003

Free Admission but Tickets Required. 
Click HERE for tickets.

I will also be live streaming the talk at www.facebook.com/arthurhaywoodbooktalk

Inquires are welcome, please contact ahaywoodstudio@gmail.com
A preview of the book is linked below on youtube.  The book can also be previewed on arthurhaywood.com



 

 

Salmagundi Junior & Scholarship Show


My painting "The Wonder of Reading" sized at 5 x 5 feet, will be on view in Salmagundi's Junior & Scholarship Show from January 6th through 30th. Along with a print of my digital mock mural design.