Alfred Eaker and J Ross Eaker of Eaker Productions have produced and directed a documentary about Raymond Thunder-Sky. The film, now making the rounds with film festival review boards, documents Raymond’s life and influence through interviews with Cincinnati artists, co-workers, construction workers, and fans who knew him. Continue reading “Thunder-sky” documentary
We hope you enjoy this short companion film to the documentary Thunder-Sky as much as we’ve enjoyed your life’s work. I hope you travel well. Continue reading “Dear Raymond”
VISION: Raymond Thunder-Sky was a gifted artist whose life and art are examples of unique creativity, ingenuity, and dedication. We believe his spirit and legacy enriches the lives of everyone it touched and continues to touch. As well, his stature as both a cultural and artistic figure offers a valuable opportunity to learn about, and to champion, other unconventional and overlooked artists from across the region. Continue reading Thunder-Sky, Inc.
From: Keith Banner, Butler County Board of MR/DD Date: January 22, 2002 The Middletown Fine Arts Center, The Art Thing Project, & Empowered People with Disabilities present… When Silence Becomes Singing …an art exhibit of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and words by Antonio Adams, Kendra Bayer, Richard Brown, Cheryl Conley, Dan Dagenbach, Jarel Galloway, Stevie Grueter, Patty Kempf, Pam Myrick, Paul Rowland, Eric Ryan, Rose Sattler, Gregory Soellner Jr., Raymond Thunder-Sky, Kevin White, and many others. It opens March 22, 2002 at the Middletown Fine Arts Center in Middletown, Ohio, with a reception from 6 to 8 PM. The Middletown Fine … Continue reading WHEN SILENCE BECOMES SINGING
While going through our old yahoo group: The Fringe Ezine, I stumbled upon two articles I posted there from 2004. Both are by David Wecker who I finally met a few months ago, during the shooting of our documentary of artist Raymond Thunder-Sky in Cincinnati. As per the norm, I had forgotten all about posting these but, it was a bit like finding some old gems. Much has happened since then. Raymond passed just a few months after these articles were published, Keith Banner and Bill Ross departed V & V and started their own gallery, named after Raymond, and … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: THE ART THING PROJECT
This is an 8 minute promotional video for a featured documentary. An art gallery and organization, inspired by Raymond Thunder-Sky — an unconventional artist whose works and life transcend notions of “outsider” and “insider” art, breaks barriers, demolishes stereotypes, and empowers artists (both self-taught and formally educated) through showcasing their works and stories side by side. Continue reading THUNDER-SKY promo video for documentary