Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rod Langway 2011

Rod Langway Drawing

Retired NHL Defenseman: Rod played in the NHL from 1977-1993. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadians in 1977, and won the Stanley Cup with them in the 78-79 season. Montreal traded him to the Washington Capitals for the 82-83 season. He remained there for 11 years, and was the Captain for all 11 years. Nicknamed "The Secretary of Defense", Rod won the James Norris Memorial Trophy for the NHL top Defenseman in back to back seasons (82 and 83). Rod was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.
I have written before about my Pop and I going to Capitals games at the old Capital Center. Rod was one of our favorite players. "Hard working, never complaining, defense first, physical play and willing to get into a scrap or two." Rod was one of the last two players to not wear a helmet after the NHL made them mandatory. There was a "Grandfather Clause" that allowed him to do so.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Kent Island Bay Times June 15,2011

The Bay Times Featuring Jacob and I

Jacob with "Precious Flower" at the Garden Show opening reception

In the last post, I featured the May show at KIFA. This month was the Garden show. Jacob got an honorable mention from Judge Sally Clark. The Bay Times featured both of us in the Arts section today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kent Island Federation of Arts 48th Annual Open Judged show 2011

1958 NFL Championship Drawing

Mates for Life Goose Drawing (Third place Amateur division)

Sunrise mallards Drawing

In May, I finally joined the Kent Island Federation of Arts. I entered these three pieces into the 48th Annual Open Judged Show. I was entered in the Amateur division, and my Mates for Life Goose drawing received third place from the judge Tilghman Hemsley. The Judges statement on the drawing was, "This piece is a beautiful study of nature and the artist is inventive and curious."