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  • November 30, 2020

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Beauty, Eh ... This Week's Artist Spotlight ... Gerry Abramo

Gerry Abramo, who was born in 1920 and died peacefully in 1988, did not delve deep into her passion as an artist until after she became a widow with five children at age 48 in 1968. She studied in Paris and at the Fenway Studios in Boston, becoming an accomplished artist in her own right. Read her story on Bedrock Sports Hawaii's home page. A native of Waltham, Mass., she moved to Marlboro, Mass., in 1961. Three of her works pictured below are among the favorites from a vote of Gerry's Top 10 works by four of her children. The first one "The Ship Yard" was one of the pieces she did before she became a serious artist. The second is Mr. Hannigan, who was the vice principal of all of her children at Marlboro High School. The third are combined portraits of her sons David, Joseph and Nicholas and her niece Jacqueline -- from a photograph at Hanalei Bay on Kauai. For more info on Gerry, email nickabramo7@gmail.com.

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Amazingly Great Music Video Of The Day

THE TALKING HEADS “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”
This is what I call art in the musical sense, the rock, new wave and somewhat punkish musical sense. David Byrne, the lead singer of the Talking Heads, certainly feels the music in this video from 1983 in Los Angeles. And if you’ve never seen or heard of or if you don’t like the Talking Heads, this is a good place to start a dive into their music or to give it another chance. My snippet of lyrics for you: “Time isn’t holding us. Time isn’t after us. Same as it ever was.”
— Nick Abramo, Bedrock Sports Hawaii