It wouldn't be spring without baseball. Nor would it be spring without
the annual "Art of Baseball" exhibition at the George Krevsky Gallery.
Now in its 11th year, the exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday,
May 1st, and will be on view through Saturday, June 7th.
year's theme � Building a Team � refers not just to the coach's task of
choosing a roster to play the game, but also to the curator's task of
bringing together talented artists from all over the country who depict
the game that obsesses fans of all ages. For five weeks the gallery's
walls will be densely hung with over 40 artworks by more than 25
artists; men and women who interpret Abner Doubleday's invention
through an artist's eye.
"You can observe a lot by watching,"
Yogi Berra said. You can also learn a lot about our national pastime by
looking at the remarkable range of artworks that will be on view --
from hyperrealism to folk art, from commentary on current issues
confronting the game to unapologetic doses of pure nostalgia. "Building
a Team" will be a visual delight for the baseball lover, the art lover,
and the many people who love them both.
This year, artists
include, Mark Ulriksen, known for his New Yorker covers, and Max Mason,
whose pastels can be seen at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Paintings by Curtis Wright depict classic PCL players against old-time
billboards in the outfield, and Debbie Gallas has created a quilt that
chronicles the history of the Athletics franchise. These can be seen
together with Carl Aldana's watercolors of the Giant's Seals Stadium,
and Arthur K. Miller's paintings of Mickey Mantle and Sandy Koufax.