THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 6. Good Samaritan (A parable, as told by Christ, Our Mother)

Good Samaritan (A parable, as told by Christ, Our Mother) ©2017 Alfred Eaker.

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 5. THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER

The Temptation of Christ, Our Mother ©2017 Alfred Eaker.

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 4. THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER

The Baptism Of Christ, Our Mother ©2017 Alfred Eaker.

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 3. THE WEDDING AT CANA

The Wedding At Cana ©2017, Alfred Eaker

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 2. Christ, Our Mother

Christ, Our Mother ©2017, Alfred Eaker

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, OUR MOTHER AND HER MURDERERS: DONALD TRUMP AND THE ALT-RIGHT. 1. MAGNIFICAT

“Alfred Eaker’s series of works are deeply felt journeys into sociopolitical satire. Each painting seems to be pulled from Marc Chagall’s dream furnace.” Bill Ross: Curator Thunder-Sky Art Gallery.

*Christ is modeled after Ohio poet Cheryl Townsend

Magnificat ©2017, Alfred Eaker (1 of 33)

“BOWIE IN THE BASEMENT,” works for the Thunder-Sky Art Gallery showing, April 29th, 2016

Pardon Me When The Kingdom Comes, (oil pastel on canvas board) ©2016 Alfred EakerPardon Me When The Kingdom Comes, (oil pastel on canvas board) ©2016 Alfred Eaker

“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” (Paul Klee)

The works here represent a pivotal time in my life (1980) when I discovered both the music of David Bowie (Scary Monsters And Super Creeps) and Pierre Boulez (Fold Upon Fold) in 1980. Both were aesthetic channels out of what then was a kind of hell. They both represented the outsider, rising up to so-ciety. Through their approach to art and the status quo, each spoke a cool, brutal language that, at 16, powerfully resonated.

Alfred Eaker easel 1981-2016

Paint easel 1981-2016

Of course, it’s more complex than that and, oddly enough, both died in January 2106-in the pulse of winter. When news of Boulez’ death came, I was literally working on a canvas, from a series of drawings I thought I had lost, but had recently discovered in one of many boxes I was getting round to unpack ( a year after the move). The drawings were first made at concerts I attended of Boulez conducting avant-garde music (including his own) in Chicago. His death was expected. He was 90 and had vanished from the music scene two years before. Only a week prior, I had lamented to my wife that Boulez was fading.

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WHEN SILENCE BECOMES SINGING


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 Arts Center is located at 130 North Verity Parkway, and the
phone number is (513) 424-2417. You can also check out their web-
site or the Art Thing Project web-site. The show runs through April
11, 2002.

The artists in this exhibit use their art to let us know who they
are, and to give us a reason to celebrate what we have in common
with each other. Some of these artists are people who have done art
their whole lives. Others have just come to it. The works range from
group projects such as a self-standing mural (done by local high
school students, self advocates, a painter, and a poet), to a
collaborative project done through the mail between two artists who
live in different states (one with a disability and one without), to
innovative, visionary art done by several local self-taught artists.
The exhibit not only showcases beautiful, original art, it also
highlights the connection between making art and having your voice
heard. It is a celebration of silence becoming singing.

For more information, call Keith Banner at (513) 867-5932, Bill Ross
at (513) 587-7271, or email at KBanner333@aol.com.

* Here is another one I found in the Fringe Ezine that I posted there in 2004. I guess I was documenting it.