"Messiaen V," a 2010 by Catherine Parker from the collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Nancy Weekly, the longtime curator and Charles Burchfield expert at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, has posted a remembrance of the beloved and prolific Western New York painter Catherine Parker, who died Tuesday. An excerpt:
She enriched our lives by bringing people together in the name of world peace and universal understanding. Surely we knew her art as the most visible part of her life, but she was more than a painter. She will be missed, but through her paintings, we have come to see what is meaningful in life.
Look for my column on Parker's life and contributions, as well as a video interview with Parker's friends and collaborators Janz Castelo and Roland Martin, on Sunday.