Addendum to St. Barbara’s Church

Addendum to St. Barbara’s Church

During the course of redesigning the blog and the website, I found an email from Brian Walzel, who visited the church when it was still standing. Brian said in his email: First, I have no physical or spiritual connection to the church as it was discovered during a...
Fair to Midland

Fair to Midland

One summer ago, I met a lovely family from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in St. Joseph, Michigan. She had grown up in West Central South Dakota, and we had a great conversation about the farm country. As it turned out, her grandfather had...
A Brookside Story

A Brookside Story

My first show of the month is in Kansas City, MO. A favorite in KC, and a favorite of mine, the Brookside Art Annual takes place on Brookside Plaza just south of 63rd in Kansas City. The last time my wife Karyn and I were there, it was cold. And snowy. We tried to...
In Search of St. Barbara

In Search of St. Barbara

In Dr. Watson Parker’s book “Black Hills Ghost Towns”, this image of an unnamed church appeared. Sitting on the edge of a Badlands chasm, I thought I’d located it last year when I photographed St. Joseph’s Mission, on the Pine Ridge...
Mississippi

Mississippi

In between shows, I spent several days in the Vicksburg, Mississippi area. My main objective was to revisit the town of Rodney, once a booming town south of Vicksburg. The town has a long history before the Civil War, but now only a few residents remain. While I was...