Off Topics moving to zRants

This site is for and about the Beaux Artists. Realizing that politics were a big part of Tom’s life and the Beaux Arts tradition, we are putting some political material on this blog and on the site. Most of the political rhetoric will be moved to the zRants blog. Please sign up for regular notices on updates or check us frequently there. Such topics as “oil drilling off the cost of Florida” and the pressing need for solar power will be covered there. Speaking of solar, have you heard the good news? A study on gas consumption of air conditioned vehicles has determined an air-conditioned car does not use any more gas than a car with the windows rolled down. So you can ride around in comfort without guilt.

Happy Trails



Op-ed on Right Wing Media

We designate liberal vs right wing, news and commentary by editorializing. If the spin is liberal, it tends to attack the right wing agenda. When the spin is conservative, the RW media will lie to sell their agenda.
Consider the lies that took us into Iraq with the spin of the corporate RW media.

Look at the drilling debate. The dems want to conserve our ecology and pristine beaches for the fisheries and tourism. Makes economic sense huh. I love to swim, surf, dive and sail there, as well as beach weddings feed my family. Continue reading “Op-ed on Right Wing Media”

Seeking Peace

San Francisco-based  artist, Victor Cartagena, is also “Seeking Peace“. Click on the link to read about the international art project. Victor is one of the artists I work with. His mixed media show in Miami, titled “Bang! Bang! Toy Gun” included some sugar-molded guns. The Miami curator had no problem with them, but a gallery in Texas turned him down, fearing an insect invasion. Hmmm?


Latest from Hugh – Peace Award

Dear Mari,

I saw the news reports about the fires in northern California and the smoke hanging over San Francisco Bay. I pray that you and your loved ones are all right and that the situation will improve soon.
Jonah Roll contacted me by email from Mexico, and it looks as if he will illustrate “Lorieley”. I am very happy about that. Thank you so much for linking us up.

Yesterday, I was informed that I had been chosen as the only Westerner together with seven personalities of public life in Pakistan to receive a “Peace Award, 2008” for my “life-long achievements and my present work at the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Islamabad”, from the European think tank “Institute of Peace and Development” (Belgium/Pakistan;;

Continue reading “Latest from Hugh – Peace Award”

Artist Rights

Please take the time and go to this site and sign every petition possible DON’T LET CONGRESS ORPHAN YOUR WORK! There is also a special link for international artists and our colleagues overseas as well.

Pass it on to every artist friend you know.

Boo Ersham