Monthly Archives: June 2020

Kathy Edwards Hayslett — I Cannot Tell a Lie

Kathy Edwards Hayslett writes, “My work is influenced by my curatorial experience, bolstered with classes at the University of Iowa, and workshops taught by Raissa Bump at Haystack, Jessica Calderon, and Gabriel Craig. I attended University of the Arts for … Continue reading

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Oscar Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom

When every heart joins every heart and together years for liberty, That’s when we’ll be free.When every hand joins every hand and together molds our destiny, That’s when we’ll be free.Any hour any day, the time soon will come when … Continue reading

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June 19, 1865 — End of an Abomination

On this date, in Galveston Texas, the last remaining slaves were officially declared free. Since that time, some progress has been made, but much more remains to be done. By celebrating this holiday, we acknowledge the fundamental rights of all … Continue reading

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African-American Artists at the National Gallery

The ICON Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the tragic treatment of so many of our BIPOC* brothers and sisters through patterns of systemic racism and privilege that have persisted for generations. Eliminating these inhumane and socially destructive traditions is … Continue reading

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Jim Weidle — My Kid Could Do That

Jim Weidle is a long-time Fairfield painter who has shown his work at ICON and at galleries in New York and around the country. He is known for his extraordinary attention to detail, while eschewing photo-realism for an exploration of … Continue reading

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Richard Diebenkorn ⚊ Untitled (Ocean Park)

Richard Diebenkorn (American, Bay Area Figurative Movement, 1922–1993): Untitled (Ocean Park), 1979. Acrylic, gouache, crayon, and charcoal on paper; 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm). © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. [This artwork or photograph is posted in accordance … Continue reading

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