Nancy Herman The Barnes Foundation in Winter 6"x8" 2010
Nancy Herman Latch's Lane oil 6" x 8" 2010
WilliamTernay The Barnes Foundation in Winter 2010
Evelyn Yaari has submitted a photograph of the Barnes Foundation in winter by William Ternay and two paintings by Nancy Herman. One of the paintings is a side view of the Barnes Foundation; the other of Latch’s Lane, where the 13-acre Barnes Foundation complex was located until May of this year. The paintings and photograph are depictions of the same 2010 snow storm.
Evelyn has this to say:
These appeal to me because they convey the peace that settles over everything after a big snow. Nancy, Bill, and I have been involved in the long and ultimately unsuccessful struggle to preserve the Barnes Foundation in its historic Merion site. Early 2010 was an especially turbulent time in the life of our organization, Friends of the Barnes Foundation. The peaceful atmosphere created by the snow storm was a welcome relief. Even now, Nancy’s paintings and Bill’s photograph evoke that special time of struggle and hope.
Nancy’s paintings can be found on her blog Postcards from Merion; Bill’s work can be found on his blog Postcards from Philly.
Thank you Evelyn!
Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering
in galleries than can surgery be learned by
casual visits to a hospital.
-from a pamphlet
issued by the Barnes Foundation
Albert C. Barnes