Smooth Jazz Sunday Evening #68: Peet Project – Jazz & Wine


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Happy Father’s Day


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Well the day rose hot and humid for central Minnesota.  The weather feels like the weather we’d have down home during this time of year.  It’s funny how I spend all winter keeping the house warm and now I have the central air on to keep it cool and draw down the humidity.  I guess there’s no pleasing some people.

My step Dad got the flowers that I ordered him, so that’s one item off of today’s checklist to worry about.  The kids will show up later on which means “Dad buys or makes dinner” today.  Some deal, huh?  Oh well.  At least they show up and what’s a couple bucks for some food?

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads.

Art Sunday #76: Grant Wood – Appraisal


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Grant Wood is associated with the American movement of Regionalism that was primarily situated in the Midwest, and advanced figurative painting of rural American themes in an aggressive rejection of European abstraction.

Wood was one of three artists most associated with the movement. The others, John Steuart Curry and Thomas Hart Benton, returned to the Midwest in the 1930s due to Wood’s encouragement and assistance with locating teaching positions for them at colleges in the states of Wisconsin and Missouri, respectively. Along with Benton, Curry, and other Regionalist artists, Wood’s work was marketed through Associated American Artists in New York for many years. Wood is considered the patron artist of Cedar Rapids, and his childhood country school is depicted on the 2004 Iowa State Quarter.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Wood