THE MAGIC OF MOSES: Dr. Doug Hawkins features his “MoseT” work in museum

first_img Published 2:00 am Saturday, March 21, 2015 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Latest Stories Dr. Doug Hawkins will give a gallery talk at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Sunday. Hawkins’ Moses Tolliver folk art collection includes Tolliver’s crutches, which are signed, and his walker.Dr. Doug Hawkins will give a gallery talk at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Sunday. Hawkins’ Moses Tolliver folk art collection includes Tolliver’s crutches, which are signed, and his walker.The painting of the swayback horse by nationally acclaimed folk artist Moses Tolliver hangs hap hazardously in the makeshift studio of Dr. Doug Hawkins of Troy.Hawkins is an avid collector of folk art, especially that of Alabama folk artists and especially the artwork of Moses Tolliver. With 200 or more paintings by “MoseT” in his collection, some of the paintings are left hanging while others go on the road. “How many people have gotten that kind of recognition?” Hawkins said.But Hawkins said the folk painter he knew was not a pompous man. There was nothing pretentious about Moses Tolliver.“When he was injured, he taught himself to paint. Painting was something he could do to pass the time and make a little money,” Hawkins said. “Because of the injury to his legs, he could not stand. I visited him at his house in Montgomery many times, and I never saw him stand. He always sat on the bed and that’s where he painted. In his self portraits, he always depicted himself on crutches.”Tolliver’s crutches and his walker are a part of Hawkins’ folk art collection.MoseT painted with house paint, and his canvases were cast off materials including plywood, Masonite, boxes and furniture. He used the tab rings from soft drink and beer cans as hangers. He painted borders around the edges of his panels as frames for his artwork.“MoseT painted want he saw, and what he saw was not always what other people saw,” Hawkins said. “He was, as outsider artist usually are, uneducated — uneducated in art. He depicted things as he saw them without being restricted by ‘education.’”The way Tolliver saw things and the way he could interpret the things he saw with smears of paint were unique to the outsider from Alabama.When he painted watermelons, they were lacking in dimension. Tolliver’s red, seed-filled fruit of the South was as flat as a pancake but the paintings sold like hotcakes.“Folk art had really started to take off and Moses Tolliver’s art began to be noticed,” Hawkins said. “Not as much by people here in Alabama but from other states.“I was up there many times when people would come in from New York, California or New Jersey to buy MoseT’s artwork. They would bring tape recorders and record him. It was amazing. He was known all over the United States.”Anything that had the MoseT signature was in great demand and it continues to be.“There’s just something magical about MoseT’s paintings,” Hawkins said. “I’m glad I got to know him and that I could call him a friend.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article About half of Hawkins’ Moses Tolliver paintings traveled to Tuscumbia this week to be exhibited at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art through May 8.Deciding which paintings would go and which would stay was a hard decision.“I have a few favorites but just a few. I like all of Mose T’s paintings because they all tell a story — MoseT’s story,” Hawkins said. “We were friends for a long time. I admire MoseT’s artwork, and I admired the man.” Email the author Tolliver was born the 12th child of sharecroppers in the Pike Road area. His family never lived even close to the fringes of affluence. Life was simple, and life was hard.“When MoseT got old enough to work, he had several jobs in and around Montgomery,” Hawkins said. “Back in the late 1960s, he was working at a marble company. A load of marble fell on him when he was sweeping the floor. His legs were injured, and he was crippled for the rest of his life. It was a real credit to MoseT that he took that adversity and found a way to do something remarkable with his life.”A life, Hawkins said, that was so remarkable that Tolliver was invited to take a train ride to Washington D.C. where his work was displayed for First Lady Nancy Reagan. So remarkable that his work has been exhibited in noted galleries all across the country including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.When Tolliver died in 2006, the New York Times ran his death on the front page. “Mose Tolliver, Folk Painter of Outsider Art, Is Dead.” By Secrets Revealed THE MAGIC OF MOSES: Dr. Doug Hawkins features his “MoseT” work in museum This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… You Might Like ‘It won’t happen to me’: It happened to my son: a mother’s story Kelly McCorvey Tellis, a sophomore at Charles Henderson High School, was killed in an automobile accident in Banks on Nov…. read morelast_img read more

NHL RFAs 2020: Nico Hischier, Alex DeBrincat, Mathew Barzal headline next summer’s class

first_imgBy week’s end, however, the five were all under contract. Laine agreed to a two-year deal, Point and Tkachuk accepted three-year pacts, Rantanen signed off on a six-year term and Connor agreed to seven years. MORE: Complete list of all 31 NHL teams’ UFA, RFA playersThe unusually long period to get those stars signed — as well as Toronto’s Mitch Marner,  Boston’s Charlie McAvoy and Vancouver’s Brock Boeser — raises the possibility that next summer’s top RFAs could see a similar fate.The 2020 RFA class includes New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier, Chicago Blackhawks forwards Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome, and Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois. Other notables include Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk and St. Louis Blues rearguard Vince Dunn. Barzal, the 2018 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, was the Islanders leading scorer in each of the last two seasons. Hischier, the first-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, finished second among Devils scorers in his first two seasons. DeBrincat and Strome formed two-thirds of a potent second line for the Blackhawks last season. Dubois finished third among Blue Jackets scorers over the last two seasons.Like this year’s training camp holdouts, the aforementioned are completing their entry-level contracts. They will be in line for significant raises, especially if they enjoy career-best performances this season.How much they’ll seek, and for how long, could clash with what their respective clubs are willing to pay. Cap Friendly indicates the Blackhawks have over $61.8 million invested in 13 players for 2020-21. Assuming DeBrincat enjoys another 40-goal performance and Strome maintains an almost point-per-game clip like last season, it could cost a combined $14 million to get the duo under contract. That won’t leave much for the Hawks to fill out the remainder of the roster.The Blue Jackets also have over $61 million committed to 14 players. If Dubois shines as a first-line center he’ll want to get paid like one. That could complicate efforts to re-sign winger Josh Anderson and goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins.  The Islanders, meanwhile, have over $65 million tied up in 18 players. That’s enough to re-sign Barzal but they must also ensure sufficient room to re-sign defenseman Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews, who hold arbitration rights this summer.  Entering last week, five notable restricted free agents — Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk, Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen and Winnipeg Jets left wingers Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor — remained unsigned. With the start of the 2019-20 NHL season fast approaching, reports suggested those players weren’t close to re-signing with their respective clubs. Some observers speculated negotiations could drag into the opening weeks of the schedule, drawing comparisons to William Nylander’s lengthy impasse last fall with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  With over $48 million committed to a dozen players, the Devils seemingly have no worries about re-signing Hischier; however, management could try to keep his cap hit as reasonable as possible over the long term. Plentiful cap space is no assurance of quick and tidy negotiations. The Avalanche, remember, had over $16 million in salary-cap space but it took the entire training camp and preseason period to get Rantanen signed. All of the aforementioned RFAs could be re-signed to new deals before next summer. Perhaps their respective general managers will try to avoid protracted negotiations.But if those young players are still unsigned entering July, they could take a page from this summer’s class and play the long game to get what they want.last_img read more

UEFA postpones May’s Champions League, Europa League finals

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Europe’s top leagues have all been postponed, while the 2020 European Championship has been put back until next year.Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Atalanta and RB Leipzig are the four teams to have so far booked their places in the Champions League quarter-finals.More financial pain for UEFA and Europe’s major clubs could be on the horizon if the Champions League cannot be completed.Last season UEFA paid out 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in prize money and TV revenue to clubs competing in the Champions League.Ties from the quarter-finals onwards could be reduced to one-off games rather than two legs, while the semi-finals and finals could come together like a “final four” format often used in basketball.“Without any prejudice, those are also options,” Ceferin said last week.“We have different options, but really it’s far too early to be concrete. Whatever we decide, nothing is sure because we don’t know when this COVID-19 will stop and allow us to play.” Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | UEFA announced on Monday that it has postponed the Champions League, Europa League and women’s Champions League finals, originally scheduled for May, due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no new date given.European football’s governing body had already postponed the competitions until further notice earlier this month.UEFA said that “no decision has yet been made on rearranged dates”.“The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, will analyse the options available,” UEFA said in a statement.“The group has already begun its examination of the calendar. Announcements will be made in due course.”The 2020 men’s Champions League final had been due to be played at Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium on May 30, with the Europa League final to have been staged in Polish city Gdansk three days before.The women’s Champions League final was scheduled for May 24 in Vienna.Four of the men’s Champions League last-16 second legs, originally slated for March 17 and 18, were delayed because of the new coronavirus outbreak, along with all of the Europa League last-16 return games.last_img read more