Evening with friend Dan Rizzie at his opening reception

Artist Dan Rizzie in center with actor Bill Murray on right   Artist Dan Rizzie in center with Peter Marcelle, left and with actor Bill Murray on right


Artist friend Dan Rizzie is welcomed by Actor Bill Murray at the Spanierman Modern Gallery in midtown New York City at his smash hit opening reception. Mary and I enjoyed the evening’s ambience of this incredible gallery at a prime location off of Fifth Avenue. We have had the pleasure of meeting the gallery’s owner, Ira Spanierman and his wife. Also there was artist friend, Jeff Muhs and his wife of Southampton.  Great connections showed up among many: Peter Marcelle of Hampton Road Gallery in Southampton, who also showed Rizzie’s art, and artist Judy Rey Wasserman.

I had met and known Dan Rizzie from one of his informal lectures on his work in Long Island’s East End. His work is for me a most melodically colorful and geometric treat.

Photographed and written by Artist Charles Wildbank


Spanierman Modern Gallery hosting Dan Rizzie art
Spanierman Modern Gallery hosting Dan Rizzie art

Ode to Artist in Paris



Here is an inspiring inscription on this Paris monument near the Eiffel Tower as it is written in gold…    

Tout homme crée sans le savoir
 Comme il respire
 Mais l’artiste se sent créer
 Son acte engage tout son être
 Sa peine bien-aimée le fortifie‘ 

  translated as follows…  

‘Any man creates without realizing it
Just as he breathes
But the artist feels himself creating
His act engages his whole being
His beloved sorrow fortifies him’