Good artists copy. Great artists steal.
attributed to Picasso
Right from the 1st, challenge. the van Gogh "Wheatfields with Cypress", the public has added an invigorating, integral component. The van Gogh took place in one day from 9 am to 3 pm. The stream of visitors was steady from start to finish. When the bell rang, we already knew that a second year was going to happen.
The above picture is from year 5 when "American Gothic" by Grant Wood. To celebrate, we added a curveball. Russell is especially enthusiastic both with thinking them up and execution. To spruce up the Woods, we had to do it in the style of another artist. We all picked different victims, er, dead artists. The artists in residence above from left, Russell, in black shirt/tan shorts , Barbara, JoAnn and Leo intensely working or mingling with our guests.
We like to approach our works in a lighthearted by meaningful manner. For instance, we sometimes refer to our chosen dead artists as our victims, in the best way possible. Our goal is not to reproduce, but to respectfully interpret our victims' artworks.