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Family History Restored

Family History Restored

Family History Restored One family scrapbook lovingly recorded by a dedicated family member and preserved by another. . The photographs always survive. . . It was a privilege to repair and preserve this beautiful album made in 1908. Much of the physical book was disintegrating but repairable. One particular challenge was the spine. It was […]

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Acrylic Artist Magazine Article

Acrylic Artist Magazine Article

Acrylic Artist Magazine Article Mark Flowers Artwork  Spring 2017 issue. . A sincere thank you to the artist, Phil Garrett, for recommending my work to Acrylic Artist Magazine, the Managing Editor, Jennifer Smith, for extending the opportunity, and the writer, Zach Hatfield, for knowing which of my ramblings to leave out while making the rest […]

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New Art on Gift List?

New Art on Gift List?

New Art on Gift List? Standing Still and Changing + Art . You can’t step twice into the same river because of constant change in you and the river, but if you stand in one spot you can see some changes happen over time. Here is a one-minute compilation of images taken from the same […]

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Photo Restoration

Photo Restoration • Mending the Past •   Our relatively recent commitment to become full-time artists comes with the mindset to trust we will make interesting and relative work. That trust also assumes that new and challenging commissions will come our way. It certainly has with this project. Working on this new Photo Restoration project […]

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Mending Family Albums

Mending Family Albums

Mending Family Albums •A Minute Part of Reality• ‘The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.’ Henri Cartier-Bresson         I recently finished a commission to reconstruct a deteriorating family photo album/scrapbook. The earliest photo was dated 1936. The photographs were well preserved considering their […]

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Commemorative Gift

Commemorative Gift

Commemorative Gift Personal and Memorable Book of Letters   I recently completed a commission to design a commemorative gift for the Head of School at Mercersburg Academy, Doug Hale. Mark and I served under Doug for 16 of our 23 years at Mercersburg, and it was an honor to be asked to participate in his […]

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Florence, SC • Screening

Florence, SC • Screening

Florence, SC • Screening The Other Brother Initiated by the Florence County Musem and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance with support from the Florence Film Society   We spent a memorable evening at the Florence County Museum screening The Other Brother, thanks to a joint effort between the museum, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and […]

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The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” –Mark Twain Changing the way you perceive.     We returned last week from a trip to Barcelona, Spain where we celebrated our 40th Anniversary. This romantic city provided an endlessly rich visual and culinary treat. We ate pig snout cannelloni, smoked reindeer […]

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ARTFIELDS: Table for Two

ARTFIELDS: Table for Two

ARTFIELDS: Table for Two   Only registered participants in attendance are eligible to vote. Hope to see you there! For the second year in a row, Mark’s work will be exhibited in the upcoming ARTFIELDS Exhibition held in Lake City, SC. This juried exhibition held in the small town of Lake City has one of […]

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Giving Voice: Memoir and Film

Giving Voice: Memoir and Film A Community Connects I recently edited a project that gave voice to ‘participants who are often underserved by the arts community including people of color, people with disabilities, children, seniors and those for whom English is a second language.’ The Community Education Department at Watkins College of Art, Design and […]

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