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March 10, 2017 The Beautiful and the Absurd: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth (1921-2008) was crazy for two things all his life: poetry and jazz music. From the age of six, when these dual passions first developed until his death 80 years later,  he penned more than 30 published books of poetry, prose, criticism and essays. Throughout them all, as in the best jazz compositions, creative […]

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February 16, 2017 Straight From The Headlines: The Disaster Blankets

Lilian Tyrrell (1944 – 2007) witnessed a fire that changed her life, leading her to become a fiber artist who created some 70 tapestries in her breathtaking career. The lush landscapes of her home in Ohio formed the subject matter of her early work, but Tyrrell was best known for her Disaster Blankets that followed. […]

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New Found Image;Gene Spatz
February 08, 2017 New Found Images: The Way They Were

Eugene “Gene” Spatz (1943-2003) was a pioneer of the paparazzi movement in America. Coined by the film director, Federico Fellini, in his seminal work La Dolce Vita, the term “paparazzo” is often believed to be a corruption of the Italian word for a large and bothersome mosquito, but Spatz was decidedly more engaging and less […]

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Mixed media piece with multiple, stylized figures.
February 01, 2017 Black History Month: Of History & Hearts

During Black History Month POBA highlights the history and bounty of the artistic contributions of African-Americans in microcosm through memorable images of African-Americans and Africans found in the works of other POBA artists. During Black History Month 2017, POBA will feature these artists and works so that the skill, talent, vision and passion in these […]

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Jamie Bernard
January 25, 2017 Wait For Me: Inspiration and Creativity of Jamie Bernard

POBA was born of tragedy but inspired by creativity. Seven years ago today, on a day remembered for being bitterly cold and unimaginably tragic, Jamie Bernard, a talented and promising young writer and artist, died.  Jamie’s death at the young age of 22 led first to an outpouring of grief from his family, friends, and  […]

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December 08, 2016 POBA’s Central Core – Works by Dick Elliott and More

POBA adds new displays and new artists, including this vivid and electrifying portfolio, Central Core, showing just some of the eighty five 32-inch square works of radiant geometric patterns, created by artist and undiscovered master, Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). To create works that revealed the “centers of vibrational energy fields,” Dick chose a decidedly mundane […]

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November 16, 2016 Start Here for Art Services

POBA has joined forces with The Clarion List, the leading online source for identifying and locating top rated art service companies worldwide. This partnership brings a whole new level of resources to anyone who loves art, manages collections, or is responsible for a creative legacy of any kind. We are proud that The Clarion List […]

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November 02, 2016 Art On Your Own Terms

Undiscovered masters of art can be found anywhere – in our families, in our communities, and even in our own creations. Art is a highly personal and subjective experience, and our pleasure is entirely dependent on our direct experience, not on what experts tell us has greatness, value, uniqueness or other special qualities. Experts are […]

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September 13, 2016 Wild Wonders: Vanishing Florida of AE Backus

Albert Ernest “Beanie” Backus (1906–1990) was a true character, a man whose art and life were American originals. Famous for his vivid Florida landscapes capturing the fast-vanishing wild lands of pre-WW2 Florida, he was equally famous for his generosity, his eccentricity, his teaching skill and his prodigious and diverse artistic output, spanning nearly 70 years. […]

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September 04, 2016 Evolution of a Tribute: Jamie Bernard

Jamie Bernard’s creative spirit lives on as the inspiration behind POBA. Jamie’s family wanted to recognize his talents, celebrate his life and passions, and use his creative legacy to inspire, recognize and support the contributions of other deceased artists of all stripes and talents. This has happened, with more than 50 artists, hundreds of portfolios […]

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