How long has it been since you took the time to truly ponder?
To simply pause and consider?
We Search, we Forward, we Share, we Click, we Drop down, we Reply, we Delete.....
The list is so long, isn't it?
How long has it been since you stepped into a gallery and stood and stared and studied a work of art? The textures, the colors, the titles chosen by the artists?
How long has it been since you chose to simply be with a work of art and let it touch you? and listen to it? and imagine....?
pon.der, verb: to think about (something) carefully, to contemplate, consider, review, reflect upon, mull over, meditate on, dwell upon, puzzle over, turn over in one's mind;
to think or consider, especially quietly and deeply.
We invite you to ponder the words collected below with a few selected works of art currently in our gallery. Take the time to pause for beauty and consideration. Take the time to ponder......
"Dream Story" was a vivid dream I had.
The red lines were like the ruled lines in my school notebook.
The sage walls were distressed.
And the quote was a call to our country to teach everyone to come together for the good of all.
"Binding together like a ball of twine...we would eventually all embrace the world..."
-Julie Jarvis, describing some of the inspiration for this encaustic painting.
there is always the garden
"When The world wearies and ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden." -Minnie Aumónier
And a garden is filled with color and textures and surprises...if we will but take the time to find them.
Textile artist-designer, Jane Bishop, cleverly brings the floral garden inside and mixes it up with fun-filled hand painted chairs and pillow designs. Some are soft suedes. Some hand painted. some vintage florals. Some with lace and embroidery from around the world.
She gives us much to ponder quietly.
wood on wood
r"Wood on wood" is enhanced as these contemporary hand carved wooden boxes strike a contrast against the aged-old wood of an antique desk with patina hardware and green leather desk surface.
"Respect the old; seek out the new."
- Michiba Rokusabur
Keeper boxes.....God boxes......Jewelry boxes......Memory holders.
Imagine the hours of thoughtful and precise motions used to carve this wood by hand.
Ponder that it comes to us through fair trade paths of respect for each artist and owner.
by Kathy Cody Gallaway and Jeannette MacDougall
Do we need the work of artists?
Is it really hard work? Does it require much of them? Especially if they love it so?
The work of an artist requires devotion, commitment, persistence and willingness; a yearning from within that pushes artists into their studios to work through long hours into the night, to find a way to make art, to create works of art that bring to us heart, soul, energy, encouragement, inspiration, confrontation, thoughtfulness, mindfulness.
We need our dancers to dance and our singers to sing and our artists to create their art.
We need painters to paint. We need printmakers to design and print their exquisitely detailed works. We need the colors and textures of mixed media. We need textiles that are works of art that we can touch and use each day. We need the pigments that blend with the heat of encaustics. We need the watercolors that blur. We need the work of the artist.
We need the hope, the color, the beauty, the expectation of something new.
We need the presence of artists and the arts in our communities to build us and transform us, to urge us on and carry us through.
The very heart and soul of an artists' efforts come to us from deep within the artist, and, if we will let them, they will speak to us, deep within us.
May we open our hearts and minds. May we listen and see and truly take in and savor the beauty that is given to us through their hard work, their efforts, their commitment and devotion, their discipline and their willingness.
Yes, we need the work of the artist.
And yes, it is very hard work.
And it is all gift to us.
Click on the images above to learn more about the work of each of the artists in our current collection, HEART and SOUL. This show runs through March 19, 2017.
From their hearts and minds and through their skills and years of experience,
they bring to us great beauty and make touching contributions to our lives.
We need the work of the artists.
We need to support the work of the our artists.
February 12, 2017 by Kathy Cody Gallaway, Manager, Intermezzo Gallery
Twenty years after the end of the industrial revolution, a small brick building was established in Comfort Texas. Over the last century, this building has been a home, a bar, a barber shop, a gallery. This little space surrounded by loads of red brick has been given opportunity upon opportunity to be something beautiful.
Maybe we aren't that much different from our building. After two years of being open in Boerne Texas, we shut our doors and re-opened them in Comfort, Texas. We were given chance after chance to be a beautiful place in Boerne and now we are given chance after chance to be that in Comfort. Every day, we are faced with new opportunities to be a sacred space for you to step foot into. Every day, we get up and we love what we do and we send up prayers of gratitude for the chances we are given to make life beautiful. We've been open for three years. I'd say that's about 1,095 second chances. And we are looking forward to every opportunity to bring beauty to you in 2017.
May you take chance upon chance to make your life beautiful this new year.
December 22, 2016 By Nakita Bickle
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