Joseph Orffeo 1926-2013, Sunrise Sunset; watercolor on paper

Joseph Orffeo 1926-2013, Sunrise Sunset; watercolor on paper

For Joe Orffeo...Life is an art and it dazzles by Bob Reade

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bob Reade, a friend and colleague of Burchfield Penney Art Center executive director Tony Bannon, shared this sentiment with Tony when he learned of the passing of artist and friend Joe Orffeo:

Life is an art, and it dazzles us with bold strokes of color, cadence, harmony and discord. The guy with paint on his hands got it right; the birds are singing, and the fish are swimming, and the flowers are blooming—and those who pay attention give power to those things and honor them. Joe Orffeo paid attention.

Thank you for sharing Joe's eulogy. I start my day with it and am moved by it and reminded of the good and the beautiful things life offers...creativity and positivity rule!

Bob Reade, March 9, 2013

 

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