Saturday, July 4, 2009


The First Step, by Bob Bickers, 30 x 48, oil on canvas, 2009
My art show was hung this week and is now on display at the Gallery Space at the Monroeville, Pennsylvania Public Library (located just east of Pittsburgh). The image at right is one painting from the exhibit, The First Step, 30 x 48, oil/canvas (click on the picture for a larger image). Here is the Art Exhibit Price List and the Artist Biography and I am including a copy of the official Art Show Poster. More images from the show will be presented here in the weeks to come. Please see the blog of August 10, 2009.

Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library who sponsor many worthwhile educational events and shows at The Gallery Space, including this one. Remember too that the exhibit runs July 4 - 25. A combined reception and presentation will be held at the Gallery Space on Monday, July 20, 2009 7:00-8:30pm and is free and open to the public. I will speak on my personal observations and reflections on the first manned moon landing and comparisons of what we knew about the Apollo missions then and what has been uncovered 40 years later. I will also discuss the photographs and artwork in the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. I was recently contacted by Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. He is offering the public the opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 by reading moving and poignant comments from those that lived through it, and sharing your own memories at an Apollo 11 Special Post at Blog on the Universe. The Post includes extensive resources to help you share stories with family and friends, and how to follow the mission-in real time-as it happened 40 years ago through a JFK Presidential Library online Sim. My thanks to Dr. Goldstein and here's wishing you a happy Independence Day and may we all enjoy a smooth and pleasant return to the moon this month!

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