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Gutauskas: Elskus, Kezys

Vaclovas Gutauskas, SJ, in his office on wheels. Photograph by Algimantas Kezys. Since 1976, I have been collecting my family, and the Plioplys surname, histories. My father’s death in 1974 gave me the impetus to […]

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Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture: Marija Rediviva

Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) was a world-famous archeologist. She uncovered and described an ancient European civilization which predated the arrival of Indo-Europeans. This culture was matri-focal, agrarian and peaceful. They worshiped what Gimbutas called, the Mother […]

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Beverly Art Walk: paintings and columns

Columns of Thought on display at the Beverly Art Center The annual Beverly Art Walk took place on October 7, 2017. A total of five of my art works were showcased: three light sculptures and […]

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Cosmic Consciousness at an International Hittite Conference

Cosmic Consciousness on display during the Hittite Conference at the Oriental Institute. Every four years, an international Hittite Conference is organized. This year it took place at the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago). I was […]

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Cosmic Consciousness at the Oriental Institute

Cosmic Consciousness is being installed. Cosmic Consciousness is a series of two paintings on canvas, Veil and Cassiopeia. Each piece is 10 x 20 feet in size. They were fist exhibited as part of an […]

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Plioplys surname: 1561, Martynas Mazvydas, revolutionary activities

I am standing on the corner of Market Square which in 1561 was owned by Jurgis (George) Plioplys. Virbalis, Lithuania. May 2017. In 2017 I completed a project that I started in 1976. For four […]

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Lithuanian Medical Association award: Standard-bearer

I was honored to be presented a unique award from the Lithuanian Medical Association. On May 22, 2017, Dr. Liutauras Labanauskas gave me their “veliavenesys” award. This means flag-bearer, or more accurately, standard-bearer. The award […]

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Meeting President Valdas Adamkus

My dear wife, Sigita, with myself, meeting with President Adamkus. To the far right is Professor Dalia Kuiziniene. My art exhibit, Reconsideration of Thought, took place in May 2017, at the Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library, […]

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Art exhibited along with Avery, Dine, Johns, Motherwell, Rosenquist, Smith

Milton Avery, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist and Tony Smith are amongst the most famous artists of the 20th century. It was an incredible honor for my art work to have been […]

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Presidential Library and Marijampole art exhibits

Valdas Adamkus was born in 1926 in Lithuania. During WWII, he fought with the resistance against Russian occupation. In 1944, with his family, he fled to western Europe, one of several million refugees. He eventually […]

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