The Arts Company and Anne Brown
Announce the Formation of Publishing Arm
The Arts Company Press
Launch of Publishing Company Debuts with
“Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art” in October 2009
About Publisher/ Writer Anne Brown
Anne Brown has been an innovative and influential arts leader in middle
About Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art
The first part of Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art addresses his life from his family, his spiritual commitment as a Marianist brother in a Catholic community, his distinguished artistic education, his decades of travel, his influences, the development of his studio, and his commitment to making art 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year, since the 1960s. The second part of the book is a portfolio of selected images from the thousands of works of art he has produced over a 50-year period. The images are presented in various sections of his special interests and productivity—from his early days of glass, chapels, frescoes, and icons to sculpture, paintings, handmade paper—and his recent work since 2000, which showcases how Brother Mel has experimented sculpturally with all kinds of ordinary materials, including rusted tools, wagon wheels, bicycles and M&M shapes, as well as with large bold abstract watercolors, and other pieces that defy description.
Contact The Arts Company at 615-254-2040 to pre-order your copy of this new book.