Art (ärt) n. 1. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. Another three-letter word—war—counteracts the work of nature, but is it art? Art is everywhere. The artist’s shoes, themselves a work of art, resonate with the act of creation long after the artist has left the studio. As with the notes of a symphony after the final chord, the creativity continues on in the air: cadences of color, a palette of polytonality.

TheScreamOnline celebrates the gift of the artist to the world around us. This issue features the donated works of 22 of our artists and photographers who have joined together to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). What better “human effort to counteract” this dreaded disease, itself a “work of nature”? If war is art, then join us in using Art to fight the war on ALS.

ALS ART/PHOTO AUCTION
22 renowned artists and photographers donate their work to raise money for ALS Therapy Development. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit this worthy cause and own an incredible work of art. The bidding starts October 8 and will last for only 10 days.

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ART
The award-winning oils of prolific painter William F. Reese are bold, colorful, tempestuous, and alive. He doesn’t counteract, he celebrates the work of nature.

Lebanese-expatriot Huguette Caland has created a home in Venice, California, that is a sanctuary to her art. Photographer Joanne Warfield visits this most unique artist.

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Rick Sammon travels the world conducting photo tours to exotic lands, he writes a weekly online column for the Associated Press, and he has authored over 20 books on photography. We present his many-faceted portraits of humanity.

Norm Nason is a multi-talented artist/teacher/graphic designer whose work can be found in print ads, books, and private collections. He also has a good eye with a camera lens.

More entries from our popular Photo Gallery.

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MUSIC
Guitarist Wayne Johnson (Manhattan Transfer, John Tesh, Ricki Lee Jones) has just released a brilliant new solo CD in which he explores the percussive possibilities of the acoustic guitar.

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FICTION
We are proud to feature an excerpt from Dissonance, a new novel by Lisa Lenard-Cook. It is the story of a Los Alamos piano teacher’s journey of discovery as she explores another woman’s life, a journey that takes her from a World War II concentration camp to the bomb at Hiroshima and, finally, to secrets she herself has deeply buried.

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NONFICTION
Rob Woutat finds it difficult to impress upon his teenage son the frugal sensibilities laid down by Henry David Thoreau in “Henry Thoreau Goes To The Prom.”

It’s all about priorities in Stuart Vail’s “I Haven’t Got the Time.” When it comes down to it, you are really the only one writing your own script.

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POETRY
World traveler/author/philosopher/filmmaker Phil Cousineau contributes Part II from his Deadlines: A Rhapsody on a Theme of Famous and Infamous Last Words.

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EDITORIAL
In “Havens of Beauty,” the editor discusses the role of art in today’s world of mass-consumption, pollution, and corporate greed.

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COMMENTARY
In 1886, one man committed an act of forgery, thereby signing into law the granting of individual rights to U.S. corporations. Read “The Railroad Barons Are Back — And This Time They’ll Finish the Job,” by Thom Hartmann.

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STRANGE & BIZARRE
Extreme Ironing — not that sissy stuff your mom does. We mean ironing on mountain tops, underwater, in vast caves, and jumping from airplanes. Aaarrrr!

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QUOTATIONS
Our continuing compendium of favorite quips, from Fred Allen to Henny Youngman. Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. —Red Buttons.

BOOKS
Want some suggestions for good reading? Check out TheScreamOnline Bookshelf. Buying books through these links can help keep us afloat.

And, here is a bit of shameless boasting.


Our mascot Cody.

“We are not human beings striving for a spiritual experience,
We are spiritual beings striving for a human experience.”

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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The Fine Print

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
Stuart Vail

Contributors
Huguette Caland, Lisa Lenard-Cook, Phil Cousineau, Thom Hartmann
Wayne Johnson, Norm Nason, William Reese, Rick Sammon
Phil Shaw, Stuart Vail, Joanne Warfield, Rob Woutat

ALS Auction Artists:
Chris Anthony, Mary N. Balcomb, Sam Balcomb, Kenn Brown
Adriana de Barros, Jeanne Ferro, Haya Gil-Lubin, Shanye Huang
John Isaac, Sean Kernan, Larry Lytle, Raj Naik, Carol Nye
Patricia Richards, Kendall Roclord, Debra Scolari, Reva Sharon
Elizabeth Siegfried, Pam Smith, Al Stewart
Joanne Warfield, Louise Weinberg

Creative Consultant: Joanne Warfield
Proofreading: Annette Hillesland
Site Design: Vail Graphics


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"The Artist's Shoes" (top of this page) ©2003 Stuart Vail
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