“That moment, when you first lay eyes on that field — The Monster, the triangle, the scoreboard, the light tower Big Mac bashed, the left-field grass where Ted (Williams) once roamed — it all defines to me why baseball is such a magical game.”
― Jayson Stark
Springtime is here and that means the return of America’s favorite pastime: BASEBALL!
Carry Out Cafe & Catering is proud to showcase the work of art director/illustrator/baseball fan Joe Farnham on our gallery walls through April. “Drawn to the Game” is a fun and refreshing show that is sure to be a home run with sports fans and art fans alike.
Swing by the Cafe to view Joe’s work and mark your calendar for April 4th – Fenway Opening Day – when we will host a gallery reception with all the favorite stadium snacks and beverages.
Artist Statement: Baseball is a timeless game. It is a game played without the constraints of a clock on a field defined by both straight and curved lines.
My background as an art director and illustrator have combined with my interest in this sport to create an evolving collection of vintage baseball imagery.
Thirty years ago, while working as an advertising art director and harboring dreams of being an illustrator, I painted a watercolor of Casey at the Bat and, instantly, a chord was struck. A body of work quickly emerged of images in all media of baseball from an earlier age.
The images here are high-quality reprints from high resolution scans of the original works. These have been printed on a large format Epson printer using archival inks on Epson watercolor media and framed by a master framer.