An American abstract expressionist painter, Tobey came to Dartington in 1931 where he was resident artist of the school. In addition to teaching, he painted frescoes for the school and became a close friend of Bernard Leach. In the 1930s he achieved notoriety with his “white writing” paintings, consisting of a web of calligraphic marks painted in white on a gray or coloured ground which soon displaced his representational work.
We have commissioned Ben Piper to come up with a pyrotechnic display for the reunion weekend and have discussed a fiery joust in the Hall Gardens. It promises to be extraordinary, unique and spectacular, all terms Ben has got used to hearing. Being the modest man he is, he is asking for the trifling sum of £500 to pull it off. I hear you rushing to support him as I type.... http://www/wefund.co.uk
Power of Place needs your support. There are over 150 artists involved and the show is going to be held in a run down building with almost no electricity. Some of the largest costs are insurance, a catalogue and generating electricity so we need your help. The fund raising campaign set up on Wefund is based on an American model of a lot people giving a little. The only drawback is that the money won't reach us unless we hit our wefund target. Any pledges are gratefully received for what will be a unique exhibition. http://www.wefund.co.uk/