I’m pleased that my spouse, Andrew Reach’s work “Hex Land III” was selected as one of the winners in the 4th round of the 2017 Artslant Prize in the Abstract category. Another Cleveland artist, Evie Zimmer, is a winner in the Painting category for her amazing painting “Gypsy”. Winners get art showcased in feature box on the ArtSlant home page. Below are screenshots.
About ArtSlant, their website says:
ArtSlant is a networking and content platform committed to providing a social perspective on art. Founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by the late Georgia Fee, ArtSlant aims to bridge the gaps between the art world, its media, and the community.
I’m happy to say Vintage Palace is open again after 12 years of being a full time caretaker to my beloved Andrew. We have begun to put up listings again. These are our first items. Next will come my linen backed original vintage movie posters, original vintage one sheet folded movie posters, original vintage movie lobby cards and original vintage ads. In future weeks we will be adding hundreds of new items for sale.
On a hot summer night in Provincetown, Liza Tillerman abandons her four children, thirteen-year-old Dicey, ten-year-old James, nine-year-old Maybeth, and six-year-old Sammy, in a mall. With only a change of underwear, a map, and nine dollars, Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sammy take off on foot to Bridgeport where their nearest known relative, Aunt Cilla, lives. Along the way, Dicey struggles to care for and protect her siblings.
After finally arriving at Aunt Cilla’s, Eunice, their cousin, tells them that Aunt Cilla had died last spring. Eunice consults Father Joseph, who decides that the children may stay but only temporarily. Eunice tells Dicey of Abigail Tillerman, their grandmother, who lives in Crisfield, Maryland, and gives them some money. Dicey decides to take her siblings to their grandmother’s house, but upon arriving they realize they do not know where she lives. While stopping at a store, a woman tells them that Abigail doesn’t have a phone and is isolated clear out of town. Dicey decides to meet her alone, so she leaves James in charge of Maybeth and Sammy.
After knocking on the door and getting no answer, Dicey goes around back to see Mrs. Tillerman sitting on the back porch. Dicey asks if she can do anything to help on the farm. Mrs. Tillerman silently marches back into the house before asking Dicey to join her.
Inside, she questions Dicey about her thoughts on death and other such morbid things. Upon realizing she needs to just get up and leave, Abigail tells Dicey that Eunice wrote to warn her the children would be coming, and that she knows who Dicey is. However, she will not let the children stay. Dicey fires back, stating she doesn’t want to stay. In the midst of the fierce conversation that ensues, Abigail begins to laugh and softens Dicey’s mood a little. Abigail and Dicey takes her boat to pick up the other children, and Dicey is scared when she doesn’t see her siblings. Eventually, Dicey and Abigail find Sammy, who says James and Maybeth wanted to meet Abigail themselves and have already left. They return to Abigail’s to find James and Maybeth just arriving.
Over the next few days, the children help their grandmother around the farm and with the cooking, and Abigail begins to warm toward them. However, Abigail tells Dicey she can’t let the children stay with her; she is too old, has no money and fears making the same mistakes she made with her own children. One day while they stay over, Abigail receives a letter from Eunice discovering that Liza is found from the police and is discovered she has gone mentally insane, with a photo for evidence. Liza is put in a mental institution and is suffering from catatonia, closely enough to being schizophrenic. The people of the mental institution deem she will not be cured. Later on during their stay, Abigail insists the children must go back to Bridgeport and arranges for them to take the morning bus. As they wait for the bus, defeated, Abigail realizes she wants the children to stay after all.
On April 14, 1996, the TV filmHomecoming was released and aired on the American cable channel, Showtime. The screenplay was written by Christopher Carlson and was based on Cynthia Voigt‘s novel, Homecoming. The movie follows the story of four children who were abandoned by their mother and left to fend for themselves. Homecoming was directed by Mark Jean, produced by Jack Baran, and the executive producer was Shirô Sasaki.