“Birds and Beyond: The Prints of Maurice R. Bebb”
Twenty-eight minute talk on Maurice Bebb's etchings.Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery on campus of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
From Day One I would get LITTLE NOTES: “You are so wonderful." “Thank you for being here.” And I still have some of them. Some of them I just crunched when I left. But one of the sweetest men in the world. Most generous spirit. And that is why I say, if someone needed something he could be helpful. He was always signing people up and paying their dues (to the Society) He would get them started. He would find prints to give to other people. Sometimes he gave it to them, sometimes they never left the studio. That’s my story. And I will miss him. Beth
As the Print Society we gave the, I delivered a big fruit basket. I asked Sharon: what can we do for you? We want to do something. It was actually Susan who could give her the fruit basket. Sharon said: I don’t know what to do. I can’t, I can’t, hoping to make it through. So I said, okay. So I got the fruit basket. When I saw here today she gave me a HUGE HUG and said THANK YOU!! It was perfect, we tore into it. So she was really thrilled and that was exactly what it was supposed to be. It isn’t all fruit, you know there was salami, cheese and crackers. Beth
Sometime this last year we were having a committee meeting at our house and he brings this little wrapped up painting to give to me. So I opened it up and it’s this sort of perfectly awful like Western oil, you know, something like a cowboy or Indian or something, and it’s pretty awful, but it was done by someone named SOKOLOFF. So he felt that I should have it. And the irony is that my son Adam is over, and I said: "Hey look, look at this." And my son said: “My friend just found one of these at a garage sale and gave it to me too.” So now he’s got two! It’s the same artist, the same sort of genre. PaulBeth: He did talk to me about the plumber company.