Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's Been A While

It has been quite a while since my last post. A lot has happened. Where to start?

First, my original blog, mdfay.blogspot.com, was blogjacked. As my previous post announced, thanks to a BBC link, my site's viewership went stratospherically off the charts. This, it turns out, was a mixed blessing. Someone decided that perhaps they could make a little extra fun money off of Fire and Ice. So they hacked in, changed the password, and made it theirs, sort of. There is no content at my old site, just a variety of links which I suppose are earning someone about three cents a month. Blogger was good enough to locate my content and repost it to mdfay1.blogspot.com with a new password.
Myself and Janis at the Michener opening.
Since the last posting I've been occupied primarily with all the preparations for the opening of my current exhibit at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The show, aptly titled Fire and Ice, opened the evening of July 7 with many friends and relatives gracious enough to come and share the festivities. I was honored to have, among the guests, the mother of Lance Corporal Nicholas G. Ciccone. She came to the show to see for the first time the portrait I did of her late son.

The artist with Mrs. RoseAnne Ciccone, mother of LCpl. Nicholas G. Ciccone


My Mom was in attendence as well. She's the lovely smiling woman in the center of the picture.

Several media venues in the metro Philadelphia area have done features and reviews of the show. WHYY, the Philly NPR station, did a five minute piece you can listen to at their website. The Broad Street Review did a review, as did the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Allentown Morning Call.

In my next post I'll bring up to date on my first sculpture, "The Skipper". The piece is finally cast and turned into the National Museum of the Marine Corps Art Collection.

8 comments:

AnonymousOpinion said...

Welcome back!

Pleasure to finally meet you at the museum!

I'm looking forward to seeing the skipper in final form.

Beth* A. said...

Congrats on both the re-emergence of your blog and your art show, M. D. Fay!

It's been a while, but I'm really glad things are going so well for you.

Cheers!

Flag Gazer said...

Great News and good to hear from you!

You look HAPPY!

Looking forward to seeing the Skipper!

Your friends from Oregon!!!

Bag Blog said...

It is good to have you back. The opening seems to have been a great success. I look forward to seeing "The Skipper".

Lily said...

Glad to see you back on the blog-block, so to speak! I think those of us who have linked to your site in the past need to go back and update our links, otherwise they're going to continue to point to the blogjacker's one. So glad to see this is up again -- it's such beautiful stuff! Thanks...

Buck Pennington said...

Lily said: I think those of us who have linked to your site in the past need to go back and update our links, otherwise they're going to continue to point to the blogjacker's one.

I agree with Lily, and have done so. It took a little bit of work to find you again, Mr. Fay. But I'm glad you're back up and running!

Laurie said...

Thanks to Buck, I have updated my link. Glad to see the opening went well.

Anita Bower said...

Yesterday,, my 18 year old son, my husband and I saw your exhibit "Fire and Ice" at the Michener Museum. Fabulous! Your art brought to life for us the experiences and emotions of the soldiers you portrayed. Powerful. We were all touched deeply.

Immediately after viewing your art, we had a long conversation (initiated by my son) about the courage of our soldiers, the value of going to see art exhibits, the meaning of life, why we make the choices we do, how we live our values in our daily lives. It was a fabulous and deep conversation. I thank you for sharing your art with us as it touched us and led to a meaningful moment in our family life.

Anita Bower