Reminiscing…

Reminiscing a bit today about our odyssey with the life and art of James Spencer Russell. It was an eight year effort to obtain a major retrospective at the Indiana State Museum (which was a huge success) and a three

Reminiscing…

Reminiscing a bit today about our odyssey with the life and art of James Spencer Russell. It was an eight year effort to obtain a major retrospective at the Indiana State Museum (which was a huge success) and a three

James Spencer Russell – A Selection from the Kern Collection

Restoring Russell has been postponed for a variety of issues.  However, there will be an exhibition at the Circle City Industrial Complex for IDADA’s October First Friday Art Tour. Details are found in the Facebook Event Page. Included in this

James Spencer Russell – A Selection from the Kern Collection

Restoring Russell has been postponed for a variety of issues.  However, there will be an exhibition at the Circle City Industrial Complex for IDADA’s October First Friday Art Tour. Details are found in the Facebook Event Page. Included in this

“Wall of Work”

Here is a series that Jim put together in his New York City studio.  He had envisioned that particular works of his would be combined and cover the walls of a room.  The photograph is taken from a slide made

“Wall of Work”

Here is a series that Jim put together in his New York City studio.  He had envisioned that particular works of his would be combined and cover the walls of a room.  The photograph is taken from a slide made

Restoring Russell

Below is information for this year’s James Spencer Russell restoration project and exhibition.  While a portion of this information is redundant for many of our regular readers, we are providing these details for those that are new to the story

Restoring Russell

Below is information for this year’s James Spencer Russell restoration project and exhibition.  While a portion of this information is redundant for many of our regular readers, we are providing these details for those that are new to the story

New Acquisition – “H”

Julie and I have recently acquired a piece by Russell, “H,” which is the first letter in H.C.E., the main character in James Joyce’s novel, Finnegans Wake.  It is a nice example of his work while exhibiting in New York

New Acquisition – “H”

Julie and I have recently acquired a piece by Russell, “H,” which is the first letter in H.C.E., the main character in James Joyce’s novel, Finnegans Wake.  It is a nice example of his work while exhibiting in New York

Shining Star Award

The Fulton County, Indiana, Chamber of Commerce presented the August, 2015 Shining Star Award to Diane Tesler, Wade Bussert and Julie and Ron Kern for going above and beyond preserving the life and work of the late artist, James Spencer

Shining Star Award

The Fulton County, Indiana, Chamber of Commerce presented the August, 2015 Shining Star Award to Diane Tesler, Wade Bussert and Julie and Ron Kern for going above and beyond preserving the life and work of the late artist, James Spencer

Logansport Pharos Tribune Article by Mitchell Kirk

Mitchell Kirk of the Logansport Pharos Tribune has penned an excellent article on Jim and the Centennial Celebration.  Click on the graphic to access the article.

Logansport Pharos Tribune Article by Mitchell Kirk

Mitchell Kirk of the Logansport Pharos Tribune has penned an excellent article on Jim and the Centennial Celebration.  Click on the graphic to access the article.

James Spencer Russell’s 100th Birthday!

Today, April 7, 2015 is James Spencer Russell’s 100th Birthday!

James Spencer Russell’s 100th Birthday!

Today, April 7, 2015 is James Spencer Russell’s 100th Birthday!

“Foot,” from the “Body Parts” Series

This piece, from the collection of Julie and Ron Kern, was shown in the Indiana State Museum exhibition.  From the Body Parts series this work depicts Phoenix Park in Dublin which is where, in Finnegans Wake Book I, H.C.E.’s rumored

“Foot,” from the “Body Parts” Series

This piece, from the collection of Julie and Ron Kern, was shown in the Indiana State Museum exhibition.  From the Body Parts series this work depicts Phoenix Park in Dublin which is where, in Finnegans Wake Book I, H.C.E.’s rumored

Russell’s 100th Birthday Exhibition and Celebration

Click on the ePoster to go to the Facebook Event Page.

Russell’s 100th Birthday Exhibition and Celebration

Click on the ePoster to go to the Facebook Event Page.

The eBook Version of “Style, Elegance and Wit: Rediscovering the Art and Life of James Spencer Russell,” is Now Available in the iTunes Bookstore

Julie and I are very happy that the Apple iTunes bookstore has accepted our eBook for distribution!  Click on the logo to purchase.

The eBook Version of “Style, Elegance and Wit: Rediscovering the Art and Life of James Spencer Russell,” is Now Available in the iTunes Bookstore

Julie and I are very happy that the Apple iTunes bookstore has accepted our eBook for distribution!  Click on the logo to purchase.

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Info About the New Trade Book Version of “Style, Elegance and Wit”

From the start, Julie and I were intent on creating a printed book that would be worthy of presenting the story and art of an incredible artist of merit, James Spencer Russell.  The first version of Style, Elegance and Wit

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Info About the New Trade Book Version of “Style, Elegance and Wit”

From the start, Julie and I were intent on creating a printed book that would be worthy of presenting the story and art of an incredible artist of merit, James Spencer Russell.  The first version of Style, Elegance and Wit

A Curious Panel from “Jazz Trio”

During the last day of the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, there was a panel from a portion of Jim’s Jazz Trio that really caught my niece’s, Allison Caplan, and her friend’s, Jennifer Saracino, attention.  The middle panel of

A Curious Panel from “Jazz Trio”

During the last day of the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, there was a panel from a portion of Jim’s Jazz Trio that really caught my niece’s, Allison Caplan, and her friend’s, Jennifer Saracino, attention.  The middle panel of

NUVO Year in Review, Visual Arts in Indianapolis

Big and Huge thanks to Dan Grossman for making our James Spencer Russell retrospective exhibition at the Indianapolis State Museum one the highlights of the year for Indianapolis visual arts.  The article in NUVO can be found here.

NUVO Year in Review, Visual Arts in Indianapolis

Big and Huge thanks to Dan Grossman for making our James Spencer Russell retrospective exhibition at the Indianapolis State Museum one the highlights of the year for Indianapolis visual arts.  The article in NUVO can be found here.

Jim’s House in Kewanna

On October 25 and 26, Julie and I were in Kewanna for Diane Tesler’s annual art festival.  Julie was showing her artwork along with Diane and Wade Bussert and several of Diane’s students and many members of the regional arts

Jim’s House in Kewanna

On October 25 and 26, Julie and I were in Kewanna for Diane Tesler’s annual art festival.  Julie was showing her artwork along with Diane and Wade Bussert and several of Diane’s students and many members of the regional arts

Exhibition Closes, October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014 was a bittersweet day.  Bitter because it was closing day for the exhibition and the end of this chapter of our journey with the life and art of Jame Spencer Russell.  And sweet, because it was

Exhibition Closes, October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014 was a bittersweet day.  Bitter because it was closing day for the exhibition and the end of this chapter of our journey with the life and art of Jame Spencer Russell.  And sweet, because it was

Question and Answer Session

This excellent question and answer session was published on April 4, 2014 by Jonathan Haag on his website, Innovate Carmel. Upon the closing of the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, we have received permission to “reprint” the entire article

Question and Answer Session

This excellent question and answer session was published on April 4, 2014 by Jonathan Haag on his website, Innovate Carmel. Upon the closing of the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, we have received permission to “reprint” the entire article

The Last Week of the Exhibition

We are into the last week of the retrospective exhibition at the Indiana State Museum. It has been an excellent run. The response to Jim and his art has been fantastic. It has been a pleasure to bring a new

The Last Week of the Exhibition

We are into the last week of the retrospective exhibition at the Indiana State Museum. It has been an excellent run. The response to Jim and his art has been fantastic. It has been a pleasure to bring a new

Viewing the Exhibition with Tami Miller

Julie and I were privileged to tour the the James Spencer Russell exhibition at the Indiana State Museum with Tami Miller, Curator of Exhibitions, Collections and Education of the Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan. Tami had this to say

Viewing the Exhibition with Tami Miller

Julie and I were privileged to tour the the James Spencer Russell exhibition at the Indiana State Museum with Tami Miller, Curator of Exhibitions, Collections and Education of the Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan. Tami had this to say

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Update – Over 13,000 Website Views and Our Book Placed in Libraries

Recently we have received word that our book has been accepted into four important scholarly libraries here in central Indiana. Thanks to Mike and Karen Stroup PhD, Style, Elegance and Wit:  Rediscovering the Art of James Spencer Russell, can now

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Update – Over 13,000 Website Views and Our Book Placed in Libraries

Recently we have received word that our book has been accepted into four important scholarly libraries here in central Indiana. Thanks to Mike and Karen Stroup PhD, Style, Elegance and Wit:  Rediscovering the Art of James Spencer Russell, can now