Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years. A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.
Friday evening, October 9th, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., at the One Way Cafe, Wauwatosa, The Wisconsin Pastel Artists juried show announced the judgings.
There were four major awards at this showing with Best of Show, First Place, Second Place and Third Place winners. Also included were four Honorable Mention awards. There were forty-five pieces of art in the show.
"Everything useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the lives of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of indviduals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favorable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of the nations respecting marriage. Samuel Williams, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794
So much of our time is spent on past abuses, with little attention paid to the here and now. Some find ourselves wrapped up in what happened fifteen, twenty or more years ago. There's a tendency to ignore or minimize the abuses taking place today. Heaping most of the blame on clergy, through the willing assistance of the media, our self-righteousness overlooks other present day problems. This is no defense of what some poor souls in the clergy did, but unfortunately they're not alone - and never were.