2/20/2008

In the Eye of the Beholder...

I love and appreciate creative expression in all of its variety of forms.

From a songwriter's telling of his story in verse to the chef's satisfaction in seeing her patron enjoy her creation at a meal. In fact, one of the last projects I was working on towards the end of my time at my church was an "art class". We had two moms who were an artist and an art teacher and were willing to offer some instruction for any student interested. I was looking to offer some teaching in journaling and creative writing. I didn't want to do this just because it was something I love, but rather because we all need a creative outlet. And I'm sure that some students have potential talents and passions that they have yet to unlock, simply because no one has ever provided them with the opportunity to do so.

All that to say, the world lost a great artist on February 6th. John Alvin, whom I'd never even heard of until a week ago, has created some of the greatest paintings in the history of pop culture. But his work isn't found in museums or galleries. His work is found at the local cineplex. John Alvin made movie posters. And he's made some of the best...

Here's five of my favorites. You can go here to see more.

Thanks, John, for helping create some of my favorite childhood memories...





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