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My name is Harvey Parker

Here's my Bio:

*over 43 years of drawing experience
*Certified Gifted and Talented Instructor
*Master of Arts in Education
*Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Sculpture
*Certified Art Education Specialist
*Studied Art History of the Italian Renaissance in
Florence
Venice
Milan
Sienna
Rome and the Vatican

*Travel includes
Tuscany
Zagreb and Sarajevo, (former Yugoslavia)
London
New York City
Southwestern US
Tijuana, Mexico
Southeastern US (except the Carolinas)
Pennsylvania Amish country, as well as
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
Oklahoma City
Annapolis, Maryland
Washington D.C.

1964
Born in Paris, Tennessee, USA

1965
Began drawing.

1967-'73
Navy Brat, oldest of five, San Diego, California, USA

1974
Down on the Farm, West Tennessee, no lights, no phone,
no mail. We grew our own food, dug our own well, bathed
in a galvanized tub when the creek was too cold.

1975
We finally got Electricity!
Caught pneumonia.

1976-82
Farmboy,
raised goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, geese, guineas,
cats, dogs, rabbits...

1982
High school graduate!
Also became oldest of six
(my mother's first mid-life crisis).

1983
Farmboy (still).
Caught small bush-hog on fire. Broke hydraulics on larger
bush-hog. Stuck large tractor in the mud. Stuck larger tractor trying to pull large tractor out of mud. (All in one day.)

Sent to college. (Cheaper than Farm Equipment.)

1983-1988
Organization of Murray Art Students (OMAS), Murray, Kentucky
Active OMAS Member

1984
Art Major Freshman
All my clothes are black.

1985
Olive Street Studio Member, Murray, Kentucky
Shared studio space with fellow students while
living in the sculpture garden shack.

Organization of Murray Art Students (OMAS)
Vice President, Chaired annual student show committee
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

1986
Summer Study in Europe.

Fall
College Senior, Take One.
Move back into dorm.

1987
Spring
College Senior, Take Two.
Married Pamela Leigh Blincoe Johnson.

August
Super Saturdays Instructor
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Sculpture Instructor for children’s weekend art program.

1988
College Senior, Take Three.
Radiology Transporter at Murray Calloway County Hospital, Murray, KY.
Moonlight in food service.

1991
College Graduate!
Continued to moonlight in food service.

1993-96
Promotion!
Radiology Office Supervisor at Murray-Calloway County Hospital Murray, KY.
Quit food service.

1996 to Present
Art Instructor at the Mayfield-Graves County Art Guild, Mayfield, KY. Conducting drawing and sculpting workshops for children and adults.

1996-98
Sculptor/Designer at The Berripatch, Inc., Paris, TN. Duties included creation of original sculptures, line art, logo design, and mold-making.

1998-99
Art Instructor at New Madrid County Central High School in New Madrid, MO.

1999 to 2007
Art/Humanities Teacher at Fulton County in Hickman, KY.

Active Fulton County Education Association (FCEA) Member, 2005-07 FCEA President

2001
My wife bought a Queen Anne Victorian house in the historic section of Mayfield, Kentucky that was built in 1888.

2003
Juror, Youthful Impressions Show
Mayfield Graves County Art Guild in Mayfield, Kentucky

2005
July- Began repainting the exterior of our Victorian home: sky blue for the porch ceiling; antique white, antique green, two shades of purple, and a warm yellow for the posts and trim.

August- Earned Master of Arts in Education from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

Oct. 15- Survived a heart attack. Had one cardiac stent.

Dec. 5- Five more stents.

2006
Jan. 3- Returned to teaching.
 
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hey & welcome!! you traveled everywhere, 'except the Carolinas'. tsk tsk. You missed the best part!!! :)
 

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Hmmmm...impressive resume Harvey..Please take a seat, Larry will see you shortly. :D



Looking forward to seeing some examples of your art work.
 

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hey & welcome!! you traveled everywhere, 'except the Carolinas'. tsk tsk. You missed the best part!!! :)
I have a friend from North Carolina that I would love to go fishing with, but currently he teaches in another part of the country... But I'll get there some day.
 

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Hello gromit05, Love your collection! I have a small village of Hallmark stuff started, but no where near the amount of stuff you have! Looks great!
 

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I love your banner & your photos!
 

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You've just barely scratched the surface...
 

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Nice to meet you. too. I'm trolling thru my first responses & checked out your myspace page. It's excellent. I'll be back for more later.
 

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Well, it said introduce yourself... that's kinda my short version.
 

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Hmmmm...impressive resume Harvey..Please take a seat, Larry will see you shortly. :D



Looking forward to seeing some examples of your art work.
A soon as I get my bearings & figure out how to navigate around here, I've got a collection of monsters to show off.
 

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That's the short version...
 

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Wow! Your stuff is mind blowing! It's getting late here, but I will definately be back to look over album.
 
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