Gary Schlappal

Profile Updated: November 13, 2020
Residing In: Boonsboro, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathleen
Occupation: Artist
Children: Anna & Liz....both married/ 1 in neuroscience research and 1 in IT ...1 grandchild & 1 on the way ...
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Gee, it's been 12yrs since I updated this -?!.... this is Sept.2020 and I feel bombarded on several fronts - AND - have been reflecting on the past and future[ mine and societies ] - so, its a good time to update this ....
I work in a field that one does ' retire'- and i wouldn't have it any other way - I go to the studio everyday ... seeking visual meaning & answers - often making things and I don't know why - but, thats ok- there IS a nobility in the pursuit of beauty or the inventation of a visual language.
The two biggest changes over this time have been what I choose not to eat... no sugar/ dairy/ and rarely any red meat or alcohol - [ except when I travel ] AND - the other is international travel, something that never crossed my mind - I was always always focused on the studio work- never took a break . Over the last several years [ NOT this year !] we traveled to several international cities within the same trip...the shock for me is how very small, limited & finite our world is - scary . If we didn't have children we would seriously be looking into relocating to Copenhagen [ or Amsterdam , Edinburgh , etcetc....]

I will say that for good or bad we are a composite of all these experiences... child / teenager/ adult , etc...and the roles we found ourselves playing - often at night as I turn the light off and laydown - I review what I accomplished that day & I hear and feel the air filling my lungs AND wonder how many more days I have left to fulfill my dreams ...for myself and our world .
Posted a few art images...some pretty - some not [ the Dick & Jane work is about gun violence in the US ]

Where did you attend kindergarten?

Dudley Field

Elementary School:

St. MM

Junior High:

Willowick Jr.

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Congratulations Gary on being inducted into the
Eastlake North High Sports Hall of Fame. What an honor!

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.. not remotely being a - social person ... Dick Hoban captured my admiration , respect and envy with his seemingly natural grace of navigating through the various groups in school with class ... he was the ' golden boy '.    I did track him down a few years ago and  showed up at his door - I had something I wanted to return to him ... we spoke for a few moments .. ..his voice and mannerisms were the same ....but, He will forever be frozen in my memories as that vastly gifted young man I met in high school . 

Sep 18, 2019 at 3:25 PM

I showed my artist granddaughter (taking a minor in graphic art at ASU) some of your work. She thought you are brilliant and loved the bowls. Wanted to share that with you.

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Sad & very surprised to see this ....Diane and I had  corresponded over these last 10 years ... we both took art in HS ...and I would  occasionally send her books , articles, etc . Like many creative people she had a  rye sense of melancholy about her that was reflected in her writings and art . ....  farewell my friend 

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