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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Once an artist, always an artist! (We hope!)

Once upon a time there was a little boy who loved to draw.

He got older, played clarinet in school -- that's him on the right...

But he never gave up drawing, not for a second.

Back about five years ago or so, he was painting murals at the U of M Children's Hospital. They were fun, they were fanciful. A good way for the most compassionate kid I know to volunteer.

Then he moved on to designing chalk boards for restaurants and delis.

But you've come a long way, baby! This is my favorite Greg Oberle piece of all time!

Greg is having his art show for a project at Kendall Art and Design, 17 Fountain St. NE, in Grand Rapids today -- (March 24) -- at 6:30 p.m. We'll be there, that's for sure! If you're in the neighborhood, drop by! (Note! The show was great! I have wonderful photos and I'll be posting them in the next week or so. Thanks for all your lovely comments!)

13 comments:

anno said...

Beautiful work! That Zingerman's board is one of my favorites, and not just because love Zingerman's. It's interesting to see how his drawing style is evolving into something so finely detailed. Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day!

joyce said...

I do love the last drawing too, and the sad quality it has to it. Your Greg is really talented!!

Beth said...

Wow! He is a great Artist! I know you are so proud of him! I hope you have a great time and that he has a great show!
xoxoxoxoxo

beth said...

wow !.....
I hope the show is amazing !

Linda said...

He is amazing!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could drop by!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a talented guy! I wish I lived closer to Kendall!

Joanne Huffman said...

I'm very impressed. He certainly deserves a show.

westcobich said...

I'm a spongebob fan (I have no idea why - !!!) so that caught my eye and then, the work he does for the delis and restaurants - what fun and what art. We love to see artists at work - it's fascinating and ... inspiring! So what's next?
Hope you get lots of comments on this! Here's to artists and the way they reach and reach out to so many of us.

westcobich said...

I'm a spongebob fan (I have no idea why - !!!) so that caught my eye and then, the work he does for the delis and restaurants - what fun and what art. We love to see artists at work - it's fascinating and ... inspiring! So what's next?
Hope you get lots of comments on this! Here's to artists and the way they reach and reach out to so many of us.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

perfectly lovely, wish I could visit his show!
oxo

Annesphamily said...

That is awesome to be related to such a talented artist! Incredibly beautiful post!

jet1960 said...

Wow, he IS extremely talented and how wonderful that he pursues his dreams!

Relyn said...

Am longing to see those photos. Greg really has quite a lot of talent. How exciting!!

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