Posts Tagged: James Russell

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

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

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

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

12,000+ Views!

Julie and I are incredibly happy to announce that this website, in homage to the late artist James Spencer Russell, has had more than 12,000 views.  Tomorrow, we will have an announcement in a blog post celebrating this milestone.  

12,000+ Views!

Julie and I are incredibly happy to announce that this website, in homage to the late artist James Spencer Russell, has had more than 12,000 views.  Tomorrow, we will have an announcement in a blog post celebrating this milestone.  

Exhibition Photographs

Attendance at the exhibition has been excellent.  We encourage you to make the trip to see it.  Everything is wonderfully presented and the exhibition tells Jim’s story along with presenting an incredible cross section of his artwork, including several “masterpieces.”

Exhibition Photographs

Attendance at the exhibition has been excellent.  We encourage you to make the trip to see it.  Everything is wonderfully presented and the exhibition tells Jim’s story along with presenting an incredible cross section of his artwork, including several “masterpieces.”

James Spencer Russell, Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana

Jim’s Lafayette Street Soho studio was around the corner and three blocks away from Louise Nevelson’s studio on Spring Street.  One more block over, at Spring Street and the Bowery, were the studios of Robert Indiana and other artists. In

James Spencer Russell, Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana

Jim’s Lafayette Street Soho studio was around the corner and three blocks away from Louise Nevelson’s studio on Spring Street.  One more block over, at Spring Street and the Bowery, were the studios of Robert Indiana and other artists. In

NUVO Feature Article and Exhibition Review by Dan Grossman

Dan Grossman penned a feature article for NUVO, entitled, Rediscovering artist James Spencer Russell.  Julie and I were interviewed by Dan for the article and we have kept him abreast of our research and writing along with the status of

NUVO Feature Article and Exhibition Review by Dan Grossman

Dan Grossman penned a feature article for NUVO, entitled, Rediscovering artist James Spencer Russell.  Julie and I were interviewed by Dan for the article and we have kept him abreast of our research and writing along with the status of

WISH TV Coverage of Style, Elegance and Wit with Dick Wolfsie and Mark Ruschman

Dick Wolfsie of WISH TV, Indianapolis put together a four segment special on Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Art of James Spencer Russell.  Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum leads the tour of the

WISH TV Coverage of Style, Elegance and Wit with Dick Wolfsie and Mark Ruschman

Dick Wolfsie of WISH TV, Indianapolis put together a four segment special on Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Art of James Spencer Russell.  Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum leads the tour of the

April 7, Billie Holiday’s and James Spencer Russell’s Birthday

Jim called Billie Holiday his twin because they were born on the same day of the same year, April 7, 1915.  Happy 99th birthday to Billie and Jim.

April 7, Billie Holiday’s and James Spencer Russell’s Birthday

Jim called Billie Holiday his twin because they were born on the same day of the same year, April 7, 1915.  Happy 99th birthday to Billie and Jim.

Nuns Picking Poppies

Long before Jim became a “professional artist,” and before he left to serve in World War II, he exhibited in a major exhibition, the Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The exhibition ran from November

Nuns Picking Poppies

Long before Jim became a “professional artist,” and before he left to serve in World War II, he exhibited in a major exhibition, the Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The exhibition ran from November