Blue Mountain Gallery
Artist Artemis Schwebel, whose show last year, "REVERENCE OF THE ICON -- BYZANTINE REFLECTIONS," met with much critical acclaim, will be presenting new works at a gala opening at the Blue Mountain Gallery on Friday, April 9, 1999. His focus in this series is Alexander the Great.
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2300 years ago Alexander, carrying the seeds of the great Greek culture, crossed the Bosporus and began his 10 year march from Greece to India. As he covered the 22,000 miles he nourished a fusion of Eastern and Western civilizations. ALEXANDER, THE JOURNEY IN BLUE is not just another retelling of the story of Alexander. Creating a personal theme as a painter, the artist approaches the life of Alexander in a very different manner. Here, at the dawn of the next millennium, the artist has filtered Alexander's life and mythology through his own personal creative process in a attempt to reveal the man's spirit in us all.
Mr. Schwebel's work will also be the focus of a book with the same title, that is being written by Bill Buschel, a producer at Hellenic Public Radio. "Alexander: A Journey in Blue -- A Personal Approach" A SPECIAL EVENT hosted by Mr. Buschel and introduced by the artist, Mr. Schwebel Friday, April 16, 6-8 pm at the Blue Mountain Gallery
Also: the artist will be interviewed on Hellenic Public Radio's "Graffitti" hosted by Bill Buschel 7 pm on WNYE, 91.5 FM on Thursday, April 8
Mr. Schwebel's poetic vision of Megas Alexandros and his thoughts on the eve of the next millennium combine to create 14 new powerful paintings.