As the Marianist Province of the US gathers in St. Louis this week,
here are 5 pages of sketches and notes from abz sketchbook journal 67,
documenting the 2000 Interprovincial Gathering in Chicago (June 29 – July 2)…
18 years ago!
Bus ride from Dayton, Ohio to Chicago
Opening liturgy with Br. Franklin Pao, SM (1935-2007)
Fr. Dave Fleming, SM talk
A gathering of Marianist artists during the 2000 Assembly:
Gary Marcinowski, Jim Roberts, Don Smith, Mel Meyer, Cletus Behlmann, Tom Suda,
Steve Erspamer (now Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB), Bob Resing (and myself)…
Br. Ray Fitz and Fr. Norb Burns joined us.
Yesterday, Br. Don Smith and I enjoyed a day of sketching
with the Austin Urban Sketchers Group
at the Pearl in San Antonio. The gathering featured a demo by Stephanie Bower.
Experimenting with color, shape, and line.
Cutting down a Christmas tree — 35 years ago for $15!
Mt. Saviour Monastery, Pine City, NY
… some drawings from upstate NY…
looking over abz sketchbook journal 74 (22 June 2002 – 29 September 2002)
24 January 1998, 7:48 pm
at Mother’s watching Lawrence Welk on PBS
Thinking of Jack McGrath, SM (1935 – 2015) a day after his date of birth…
…drawing page with watercolor experiment and notes from 22 January 1998,
abz sketchbook journal 60