Artistic Musings

  • Art & Coffee

    What is better than perusing artwork while sipping a cappuccino? It’s hard to beat that combination. So I was very happy to kick off year 2020 with an exhibit at The Common Cup Coffeehouse. The venue is a non-profit establishment in the basement of Lutheran University Chapel near Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan central campus. […]

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  • Michigan Now: CTAC’s 2019 Juried Fine Arts Exhbit

    I’m happy to announce that two of my drawings have been accepted into “Michigan Now: CTAC’s 2019 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition” at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI. Over 400 artworks were entered from across the state of Michigan and 78 pieces were selected for the show. Juana Williams, exhibitions curator at the Urban […]

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  • “Nature…Emotion…Symbol” Art Talk

    I was honored to be asked to give an art talk about my solo exhibit entitled “Nature…Emotion…Symbol” at the Kerrytown Concert House gallery in Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, July 28, 2019. My address included: Background and Education Medium and Process Subjects and Concepts / Symbols After an informal presentation followed by Q&A I addressed […]

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  • David Hile Drawings: Nature…Emotion…Symbol

    I was honored to host a solo art exhibit at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI. The venue is well known for highlighting both visual artists as well as providing a steady program of renowned musical talent from around the world. The show entitled “David Hile Drawings: Nature, Emotion, Symbol” runs from Tuesday, […]

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  • Here Comes the Judge!

    I had the honor and pleasure of serving as the judge for the 46th Annual Monroe City/County Fine Arts Council Juried Show held in the Ellis Library in Monroe, MI on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  There were a wide variety of medias and artistic styles represented in the show with 108 works entered. Honorable Mention, […]

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  • Upbringing

    I am happy to announce that my drawing “Mother and Child” has been accepted in the exhibition “Upbringing” at the Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, Indiana. Upbringing’s theme pertains to the journey people endure while raising a child. Artists were invited to submit works inspired by their experiences of nurturing a child from conception […]

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  • How I Develop A Drawing

      Many students and others have asked me about what goes into creating one of my drawings. I’ve been asked this enough times that I thought I would develop an article to describe my process. One of the most common questions I’m asked is… Where Do My Ideas Come From? The answer is I’m not […]

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  • You Can’t Touch A Ghost

    “You Can’t Touch a Ghost” is work about the unseen things we feel deeply, that do not necessarily have form or definition. The Call for Entries stated: “The process of creating work is often about aestheticizing feelings and emotions, and giving voice to thought. It is about creating something tangible from the amorphous and undefinable […]

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  • Finding an Old Friend

    For a while during my final year of undergraduate studies and my first year of graduate school I experimented with Hyper-realistic painting (also known as Photorealism). I had gone to a big exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio in 1974 and became fascinated by the artwork of Chuck Close, Richard Estes, […]

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  • Arts For Our Future Exhibition

    My drawing “Woodland Melody” won 1st place in the Drawing category at the 38th Annual “Arts For Our Future” exhibition held at the Bedford Branch Library in Temperance, Michigan. In total three of my drawings made it into the show, which included over 100 works of art by area artists in various mediums. Other categories […]

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