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Gari Hatch
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Attended Vanguard University of Southern California
Lives in Morton, Mississippi
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I have been matting and framing my paintings for the last two weeks for the art reception and exhibition on July 16th, 2015. The exhibit will be up at least to July 23rd. We are at one month ahead of the date and on count down now …
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I'm excited too!🌞
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Modern Painting:
8 ½” x 11” surface
Acrylic on cardstock

“A Pigment of the Imagination”

Indigo hangs
on
the wind—

while 
scarlet reaches
halfway in.

The blue stump
and
the old root—

they thrive
beyond
all that’s moot.

There is a wave
where
color moves—

follow
the plane,
what behooves?

A pigment
of
the imagination—

it braves
all
trepidation.

Gari Hatch
06-11-2015
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“Happiness is seen as inner abundance, resourcefulness, the wellspring of energy within that allows us to serve, offer, create. If we don’t ever think we have enough, if we’re taught and believe we could never have enough, we’re not motivated to give. If we feel lost in the whirlwind of our own unhappiness, if we’re taught and believe we could never be enough, we don’t nearly have the energy to help others, to manifest. So happiness isn’t at all seen as leading us to indolence, but is the foundation of very great creativity of all kinds.” ~ Sharon Salzberg, in “Does Creativity Have to Come from Suffering?”
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“What art offers is space—a certain breathing room for the spirit.” ~ John Updike

(a photograph of Gari Hatch’s art room on June 3rd, 2015)
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"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~ Viktor E. Frankl
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“In the painted garden where we go—there is a bush that blooms the soul. It grows in the secret place—its floral glory fills the space. These weighted petals catch the light—and there the artist finds insight.” ~ Gari Hatch
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"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers." ~ May Sarton"
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Sculpted Textural Painting:
24” x 30” surface
Acrylic on sculpted acrylic plaster on canvas

“Primordial Space”

What urge is this
that
seeks the way—

does it curve and sway
in
textured fray?

Biomorphic forms
in
suspended swim—

primordial space
finds
the cherubim.

Ancient grace
rides
the spine—

graze the scales
of
the old divine.

Quiet move
to
the sculptor’s tool—

a presence
in
the color pool.

Gari Hatch
05-29-2015
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“Art touches the brain's most civilized center—and pokes its most primitive core.” ~ Bill Sander
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“Brave the push to make it so—stroke of orange—a sunrise glow. The shadowed green, the stuttered toll—grow inside the feathered fold. Move, move, erratic graze—colors stir, colors daze. Between the curve, inside the gold—watch the urging find the soul. Ornate plumage spread your wing—into the span, the angel’s sling.” ~ Gari Hatch
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Thank you for the art +'s good friends! :))
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"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him." ~ Chinua Achebe

(artworks by Gari Hatch)
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+Mary Schiros, thank you very much and may your creative vision continue to flourish!
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Hatch Art Reception and Exhibition

Thursday, July 16, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Staffers
Work on Display July 16 -23

Refreshments

Featuring the Artwork of Gari Hatch

Crescent Court at LeFleur
1437 Old Square Road, Suite 107
Jackson, Mississippi
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“Colored structures claim each shape—gallery spaces hold the light. The pavilion shelters art—down the street in the city’s heart. Just in time for the review—all these works making their debut.” ~ Gari Hatch
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“Scattered like these cryptic strokes—herring bone patterns that evoke. Broken, stuttered—they come and go—the crimson bleed crawling low. Fragmentation—the fumbled foe—rejoicing in the face of woe.” ~ Gari Hatch
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+Karen Beggs, thank you my fellow artist friend! Long may you flourish! :))
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The morning sunlight on this finished new work. “Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, but must be represented by something else – by color.” ~ Paul Cezanne

“What urge is this that seeks the way—does it curve and sway in textured fray? Biomorphic forms in suspended swim—primordial space finds the cherubim. Ancient grace rides the spine—graze the scales of the old divine. Quiet move to the sculptor’s tool—a presence in the color pool.” ~ Gari Hatch / 05-29-2015
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+Diniz Chico, thank you very much and have a good week! :))
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05-27-2015 / Sixth Day: “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” ~ Agatha Christie
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+golmei gandumpu, thank you for all the many many art +'s and peace to your days!
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An artist and poet.
Introduction

I was born in Leland, Mississippi. I grew up in Morton, Mississippi until I graduated from Morton Public High School. I then furthered my college education at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, where I received an Associate of Arts degree in Bible. I then transferred to Southern California College (now Vanguard University of Southern California) in Costa Mesa, California, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I have spent the greater portion of my adult life as a medical education librarian at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. I also have worked in the public library systems in both Hinds and Rankin counties in Mississippi. I now reside in Morton, Mississippi and commute back and forth to Jackson to work, where I have presently been working at temporary job assignments mainly in law firms and medical clinics. 

I started painting in 2005 and I am self-taught. My paintings are both created in acrylic and oil pigments. I also use mixed mediums of plaster, paper, stone, shell, glass, fabric, etc. The themes of my paintings are a mix of realism, abstract and non-objective methods. I also have done a few sculptures recently. I also write poetry and assign a poem to each painting that I create. I love the convergence of language and visual images infusing the works of art with metaphor and symbolism.

I have been painting artworks and selling them on the internet. I have had six art exhibits at Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS, August - September 2007, G. Chastain Flynt Memorial Library in Flowood, MS, August – September 2009, Morton Public Library in Morton, MS, December 2009 – March 2010, Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS, April 2010 – May 2010, Staffers Employment Agency in Jackson, MS, July 2012 - September 2012, Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, MS, July 2013 - September 2013.

Three articles were written in three newspapers about my paintings. One newspaper article was in the Scott County Times in Forest, Mississippi in January 2010, another newspaper article in the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, MS in February 2010 and The Northside Sun in Jackson, MS in August 2012. You can see my paintings and poems on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Youtube, Fine Art America, Tumblr, Linkedin and others. 

"Reflections on Painting"

The inspiration for my art emerges from the subconscious and spirit. They seem to flow up from unknown spaces. When painting, I find that I dwell most truthfully in the strokes of paint that fade and blur on the canvas. The feathered light strokes that depart from the delineated forms into that “no man’s land,” leaving one color and moving to another. This ambiguous and existential space in my paintings represents my inner spirit. I always acknowledge the clear strong lines but truly reside with those blurring strokes between them. My own identity pays homage to the distinct but feels most at home with that space of “transition,” the world of the lifting drifting stroke. Most of my work comes from abstraction but I explore realism as well in a minimalist approach.

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There is such a thing as sincerity. It is hard to define but it is probably nothing more than your highest liveliness escaping from a succession of dead selves. Miraculously, it is the same with illusions. Any belief you sink into when you should be leaving it behind is an illusion. Reality is the cold feeling on the end of the trout’s nose. By Robert Frost
Education
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
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Paint and Write
Employment
  • artist working on my own
    Paint and Write, present
  • Staffers, Inc & Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
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Currently
Morton, Mississippi
Previously
Morton, Mississippi - Costa Mesa, California