Andrew Reach’s Sun Shown Again On Another Broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning

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screenshot of the sun as it appeared on the June 23, 2019 broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning

A sun my husband, artist Andrew Reach submitted to CBS Sunday morning broadcast on March 31, 2019 following a story about wrongfully convicted artist Richard Phillips who created art in prison for decades.  So we were astonished when Andrew got an email with the subject line “We’re using your sun again tomorrow” from Jessica Frank with CBS Sunday Morning and she said:

I wanted to let you know that your yellow and black sun, which is SO cool, will appear on our Sunday Morning broadcast tomorrow, at the end of a story that we’re doing on Street Wear. It’s the perfect ending.

On Sunday morning June 23, 2019 the sun aired for the second time on the show at the end of the Street Wear Segment which you can see below.

Andrew Reach’s Ninety One Kites in the Summa Healing Arts Collection For New Patient Tower

I’m honored that my husband Andrew Reach’s art is part of a wonderful art collection; Summa Health’s new Healing Arts Collection for the new Patient Tower at the Akron campus. Meg Harris Stanton, Summa Health Healing Arts Leadership Council, curated the collection. She selected “Ninety One Kites” where it has been placed on the fifth floor across from the nurses station. Christine Havice, Chair, Summa Health Healing Arts Leadership Council researched and wrote about each artwork with dedicated web page’s for each artist (see list below). Below is excerpt of what she wrote on Andrew’s page:

After viewing this print, you may also find his reflections helpful in negotiating the visual arts world of today, where both digital and the older “analogue” techniques co-exist and often, as here and in certain other works of art in the Summa Collection, interpenetrate in new and exciting ways.

Christine Havice – Chair, Summa Healing Arts Leadership Council

Click here to Andrew Reach’s page.

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Below are some other great works in the collection.

New Summa Health Akron Campus New Patient Tower. Artwork in foreground by sculpture by Stephen Canneto , photo: summahealth.org
Diana Al-Hadid
A Way with Words, 2019
Materials: Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, gold leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf, pigment, 160.5 x 96 x 5.5”.
From left: Cliff Deveny, M.D., Diana Al-Hadid and David Custodio, M.D., during Al-Hadid’s art installation in the new tower on the Summa Health System — Akron Campus
photo: summahealth.org
Shane Wynn
Pictured, from left:
Neema & Phul
Asha & Furaha
from the North Hill series, 2018

Materials: Color digital print, 48 x 32”.
Location at Summa Health: New patient tower (141 N. Forge St.), hallway, second floor.
photo: summahealth.org

Summa Health Healing Arts Collection

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof – Movie Stills & Photographs – Songs by Peggy Lee & Judy Garland

click here to see the gallery of photographs and movie stills

I have loved this movie from the first moment I saw it as a very young man. I’ve watched it more times than I can say. When Andrew Reach and I moved back to New York, I began working at two places. First Carnegie Deli and then McBells Pub on 6th Avenue. I remember waiting on Madeleine Sherwwood, the great actress and teacher. She often came into McBells to eat lunch. As I told you about myself, I never miss and opportunity to ask a question. After I waited on her a few times, I got the courage to tell her that I was a true fan and love her Mother Superior on the Flying Nun television series starring Sally Fields and Alejandro Ray. She smiled. Then I said nothing compares to you in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and unexpectedly I blurted out “SISTER WOMAN”, my favorite line in the movie. I told her I have used that line more times than I can remember. I hope you enjoy my tribute to the movie and the actors that have given me such joy. Always remember, know your wonder!

Bruce Baumwoll

Movie Tie-In Paper Back Book
Cast: Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives, Dame Judith Anderson, Jack Carson & Madeleine Sherwood
Original One Sheet Poster

click here to see the gallery of photographs and movie stills

Original Half Sheet Poster

Bruce Baumwoll – Sharing his Feelings About His Husband Andrew Reach & Their love & Devotion After Being Diagnosed With A Rare Spine Disease That Would Try To Crush Him To Death – To Keep Finding a Reason To Live & For Us To Go On

The very existence of Andrew’s art requires the intersection of time, circumstance and events beyond normal understanding. Add the needed advances in personal technology, previous education, an overwhelming medical disability, the determination of  Andrew to fight and create, and the love of Bruce determined to help, that is the story of these works. And with all that, the art still overwhelms the story. Full disclosure requires stating that Andrew and Bruce are my Nephews, and that I love them

By James Grossman about Andrew Reach and Bruce Baumwoll

Bruce Baumwoll & Andrew Reach 1981

“Marriage For All” by Andrew Reach  2009
click here to visit Andrew Reach’s website

Bruce Baumwoll & Andrew Reach 1991
Thousands of demonstrators, chanting ″Recall Pete″ and ″We won’t go away,″ marched on “National Coming Out Day” in 1991 at the California state Capitol to protest Gov. Pete Wilson’s veto of a gay rights bill AB 101.

Andrew Reach 1981
photo taken on Cumberland Island, Georgia during a field trip to the Island for a design class while studying architecture at the University of Florida

Our Story Begins
I walked away from my career 30 years ago to take care of Andrew and help him pursue his life and career. Little did we both know that the career would be lost to a very rare genetic disease that put us on the path of trying to keep him alive and live with crushing pain. The disease is progressive Scheuermann’s disease.  By the time he was 40 years old the curvature was at 87 degrees. Your dead at 92 degrees. His back was breaking apart like tectonic plates. A normal spine is at 45 degrees. The first surgery occurred  in January 2003 and we thought he was saved and then again in the summer of 2004 we were told in layman terms, his head is dislodging from his spine. Another massive surgery was needed. Those two surgeries would send him on a spiral of other parts of the body trying to fight off the initial disease, resulting in multiple additional complications. We’re still fighting. Through all of that we were able to refocus his energy with the pain he lives with every moment into art which we’re still shocked and amazed is traveling around the world. I humbly ask you to look at his art to look at this man’s beautiful soul and all the light that is coming out of him. He’s surely a product of god.

Click here to see Andrew’s art.

I have now begun to write our story to be left with the art. I am 67 this month. We have been together 38 years and are now married. I tell you all this, not to feel sad for us. Understand that one must always have hope. As  my friend and teacher Joseph Campbell told me all those years ago, “Bruce, there’s something about you that keeps you going on”. I hope you can find some value in our journey of what love and respect means in sickness and in health, whether your rich or poor. Andrew and I have lived openly gay since we fell in love all those years ago. Our love gave us the courage to live openly and take what ever would come at us in the times we have lived as gay men. Its been quite a journey.

Bruce Baumwoll

Click here to read Chapter 1 of our story.