Sunday, October 25, 2015

Memorial Exhibition for Roman Scott

  October 24.-25. 2015

The first weekend of the memorial exhibition in Roman´s honor is over.
It has been non-stop work since Friday afternoon, until this evening, but it has really been worth it!! 
It ended up as a wonderful tribute to Roman and he would have been SO proud if he could have been there himself!! 

The exhibition was opened by Roman´s friend and fellow artist Manfred Evertz, who gave a really nice speech about Roman as an artist, and as a person. He talked a lot about Roman´s great knowledge and talent as an artist, and how he called himself an illustrator, in addition to being an artist. All the wonderful things he said about Roman, really warmed my heart!!



The exhibition had a great turn-out, and it looked like people were really enjoying themselves while studying and admiring the vast and very diverse collection of Roman´s art that I had chosen for this event. It covers almost all of Roman´s career as a painter, and I have included a folder with many of his etchings, as well as his latest passion; ceramic cups. 

There are also some art cards at the exhibition.

And I am of course also showing Roman´s last pride and joy, and what in my opinion, helped keep him going for as long as he did; his deck of Tarot Cards!!

More pictures from the opening:

Today has been a much calmer day, and I have had the chance to talk longer with people and really share what I know about Roman´s art and him as a person. That has been really nice.
I have also had the opportunity to take photos of many of the paintings up close.
Thanks to Elisabeth Jernslett for sharing her photos, and to Anette Abrahamsen for taking some for me with my camera!

Swedish Union Square

Thompson Street, 2006

Liquors, and Chameleon Mosaic Tile Comp. Inc

Collage, 1989 

Jay´s Corner

U-Haul, 2010

Fossil Land

Across the Tracks (Reno), 2000

Slate, 1999 (Ghost Sign Series)

Dutch Boy, 1999 (Ghost Sign Series)

&, 1999

Water Tower, 1994

Empire Building from the World Trade Center

Manhattan from the WTC
Manhattan Texture

Strand, 2013

Thank you to each and every one of you who came to honor Roman with me!!! I really appreciate it, and I know Roman would too!!!

Heidi Angelika Scott

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Memorial Exhibition in Honor of Roman Scott

Back in January 2015, when Roman was told that there was nothing more that the doctors could do for him, he decided that (if it was ok with me) he wanted to donate his body to science. This meant that I most likely wouldn't get his body/ashes back until after at least 2 years, 3 at the most. Roman also made it clear that he didn't wish to be buried or have a funeral. I then told him that I wanted to arrange a memorial exhibition in his honor after everything had settled down - he loved the idea!
Now things are coming together slowly but surely, and it is almost time for the exhibition.

I know that none of his American and other friends from abroad will have a chance to come to this exhibition, so I will try to document it by taking a lot of photos and post them here on his blog after the exhibition is over.

The exhibition will take place during the last two weekends of October, Oct.24,-25 and Oct.31-Nov.1.
The place for the exhibition is Atelier Verftet (Reimsgate 12, Porsgrunn), the locale of a painting community that Roman belonged to since their start in 2004.
The exhibition will be opened by Manfred Evertz, a painting colleague of Romans from another group where Roman was a member, Grenlandskunstnerne OKER.
The doors are open between 12N and 4pm.

Please stop by if you have a chance!!