Saturday, February 1, 2014

Reception for Homer O. Hacker at DAI

Homer O. Hacker   Watercolor

Last night my sister and I attended the memorial reception for Homer O. Hacker at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, OH. It was a perfect back drop for a man that gave so much to his craft and art community. DAI is where Homer had studied before graduating from Ohio University. Homer also had a one man show at the DAI in 2007.

At the reception, the family displayed some of his paintings (owned by family members) around the perimeter of the round room. They offered food, drink and music to those who came to honor their patriarch. The tables were decorated with flowers and Homer's favorite quotes from masters of the art world. They even displayed  his easel with a painting in progress and his favorite supplies.

This is his sketchbook journal with a seagull and a house in Key West that Homer sketched in 1993. I have been to Key West enough to know exactly where this house is.

On the easel is the house from the sketchbook enlarged.
On the table are some of his favorite supplies from his studio.  A travel palette, three palettes, spritzer bottle, many brushes and other various items.

I was able to talk with one of Homer's sons (along with two other family members) to express my condolences and admiration of his father. I felt truly blessed to have been able to express that.

I was thankful that the snow and cold subsided here in SW Ohio so that I was able to travel north for this touching service.


1 comment:

debwardart said...

He had a wonderful and rich life with so many who loved him. So glad you could make it, and thanks for this post.

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