|During the night some of the mountains moved. Presumably to higher ground.
Now our valley seemed so low, but it still looked like home. It is where my family has been for generations. Only my grandmother was an outsider. She came from another valley. All her life she would regale us with the marvels of her valley. Like ours, it had a river dividing it and thus, like us, there are people from the other side. I have never been there as the journey is both dangerous and boring.
When I was a child the most extraordinary event occurred. A plane landed in our valley. The glittering wings stacked upon wings stood out among the cows in the field. Although foul smelling, the pilot was a dashing figure in a white scarf. Where he came from and where he was going was a mystery to all. And because he spoke French it was never learned. I knew then what my destiny was to be. To Fly! To fly from valley to valley.
In my life, however, I have not been bitter or disappointed that such a fate would elude me (although I continue to study French). So it was that I came to be an artist. And still I paint those valleys of my dreams and take flight over distant mountains.
A. Eric Arctander
|V i t a e
|ONE PERSON AND SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PLACEMENTS* SINCE 1980
2010 SPARTANBURG ART MUSEUM, one person, Spartanburg, N.C.
2009 COLLABORATIVE CONCEPTS AT MAXWELL FINE ART, Peekskill, N.Y.
2008 COLLABORATIVE CONCEPTS AT THE HAT FACTORY, Peekskill, N.Y.
2007 SPOKANE ART SCHOOL, one person, Spokane, WA
2006 - 2008 SAUNDERS' FARM PROJECT, Collaborative Concepts, group, Garrison, N.Y.
2005 MACGREGORIE BROOK*, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, N.Y.
2003 INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, group, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, N.Y.
2002 STICKS AND STONES, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, N.Y.
2000 SYBIL’S RUN* Putnam County, N. Y.
1999 PARAMONT CENTER FOR THE ARTS, one person, Peekskill, N. Y.
1999 NABATAEAN STEPS* Petra, Jordan
1998 ST, PETERSBURG CENTER FOR THE ARTS, group, St. Petersburg, FL.
1996 GARRISON ART CENTER, one person, Garrison, N. Y.
1996 THE ART SOURCE, group, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1995 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, one person, Hartford, CT.
1996 HOW THE FOREST GOT ITS STRIPES* Naulakha, VT.
1994 STATION GALLERY, group, Katonah, N.Y.
1992 BUILDING AND DESIGN CENTER, one person, Yorktown, N. Y.
1992 LINE IN THE SAND-BROKEN* Undisclosed Mideast location.
1991 CEZANNE AT MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE*, near Aix-en-Provence, FR.
1991 SNOW SKY*, Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac, N.Y.
1990 THE TURTLES BACK*, Council on the Arts, Clinton County, N.Y.
1989 NUIT DE DELACROIX*, Paris, France.
1988 OZwalk*, Museum of American Folk Art, sponsor, New York, N.Y.
1987 CARIBBEAN RAIN RILL RUN OFF*, St. Maarten. .
1986 NIGHTFALLS*, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1984 PANDION GALLERY, one person, New York, N.Y.
1983 LIGHT SPACE-SOUTHERN WINDOWS*, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
1983 BIG APPLE BOOGIE WOOGIE*, Art Parade, Madison Ave., New York., N.Y.
1983 THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE’S BRIDGES*, D.O.T., New York, N.Y.
1983 LIGHT SPACE-NORTHERN WINDOWS*, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1982 HANOOK GALLERY, one person, 57th Street, New York, N.Y.
1982 STRIDE WALKER*, Brooklyn Borough President, sponsor, N.Y.
1981 NIEUW AMSTERDAM SHORELINE: DRAWINGS*, 55 Wall Street, New York, N.Y.
1981 HUDSON SUMMER SUNSETS*, Bridge- West Side Highway, New York., N.Y.
1981 W.P.A. GALLERY, one person, Broadway, New York, N.Y.
1981 PACE GALLERY, one person, Briarcliff, N.Y.
1980 NIEUW AMSTERDAM SHORELINE*, Public Art Fund, sponsor, New York, N.Y.
1980 BURNING WATER- SMOKING MIRROR*, 4 archeological sites, Mexico.
1980 ALRICH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, group, Ridgefield, CT.
* PLACEMENTS are site specific installations of environmental art.