Author Archives: Charles Coldewey
A letter to my Dad
Memories of a time shared long ago; a promise of lasting moments gone in an instant. Left behind a body trembling and fragile; a mind erased. Forgiveness for a troubled past came in an unexpected moment of grief. I remember looking into your eyes and wondering if you knew who I was. The man I knew who was strong and loud, fell silent and weak. Time was betrayed. I saw Alzheimer’s ravage your mind and a stroke break your body. I remember your voice fading and your gaze wandering. You tried to stand but fell. My tears fell without solace.
Forgiveness and sorrow are now entwined.
I was your daughter and you were my Dad; I held your hand. Until we meet again.
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My work is meant as a poem, oftentimes to pay homage to things that I find. I am interested in things that are remnants of life. Everyday domestic objects also interest me, as well as exploring the feminine relationship with expectations and allegory. Sometimes there is an implication of fable in my work, however it is not my intention to commit the viewer to a conspicuous plot.
– Kate Enorie
Kate is a Richland Photography Student. Kate’s work and creativity is a result of her involvement in the Photographic Independent Study Class.
Richland Art faculty are keeping busy doing what we do—making art. But during this time of social distancing and self-isolating it doesn’t matter if our work is a response to the whole virus thing or what each of us was already exploring; and it doesn’t matter if the work is finished, complete or in a state of progress. In fact, more instructional to our students is how we are coping and creating, showing them the whole process as we go. We just need to make Art.
A visual commentary examining
American Culture in the context
of a variety of contemporary
Where will we be tomorrow considering the irrepressible tumult stifling the voices of
peace? Is social accord an experience that will remain only as fiction, destined to be
banned in some totalitarian future America as discordant political rhetoric promotes
ideals of exclusion…is this is the State of the Union? Status quo defect is ad nostrum
verum est; the status quo failures are ours to correct. Abject insularity is a keystone
ideal facilitating deeper divides in the experiment we call America.
– Rob J Phillips
Brazos Gallery Crockett Hall C140. February 17 – March 06, 2020
Reception March 03, 11- 12
Presented by Richland College, DCCCD