When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, February 3, 2014

My MFA Thesis Exhibit

Yesterday, I officially concluded the necessary requirements to complete my MFA degree in Painting  from the Savannah College of Art and Design with my culminating thesis exhibit held at the Ocean County Artists' Guild in Island Heights, NJ. It was an exceptional day attended by incredibly supportive family, friends, students and colleagues.

So today begins a new phase in my life. I have taken a leave from my job. For a "moment" I am not restricted by the typical structure and daily obligations that have defined my days and years. All there is...is me and the motivation and discipline to move forward and paint. But today I just feel like reading a book that I received, For The Benefit Of Those Who See by Rosemary Mahoney. It has great personal relevance that I will share at a later time.

Here are some images from my thesis exhibit! Enjoy and thank you!
my thesis exhibit

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Jude Harzer Thesis Exhibit Feb. 2, 2014 Ocean County Artists' Guild
photograph by David Steele

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