The old saying goes, “You are only as old as you feel,” South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond was 100 years old when he told the present writer in a conversation on December 6, 2000, age is not a factor in politics. Diane Tuckman has proven that age is not a factor in creating great art. Her December 3, 2015, exhibition at OASIS in the Westfield Montgomery Mall was a smashing success.
Even the drive on 495 was smooth and clear, as WASH-FM played the most beautiful Christmas music on the planet and the Christmas decorations at the mall were spectacular. OASIS did a great job of creating an art exhibition that was a combination of soft music, champagne, and delicious refreshments.
However, it was the presence of Artist Diane Tuckman that made the evening one to remember. Having lived in the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and the 2010’s has given the genius of an artist experiences so incredible that it is hard to believe that she is still producing incredible pieces of art that inspire the mind and the soul.
The present journalist has interviewed great politicians, entertainers, scholars, brilliant brain surgeons, Miss Universe, and the head of NASA and thousands of other brilliant people. However, for this 40 year journalist artist are a favorite and it is always exciting to learn from a brilliant mind. To interview Artist Diane Tuckman is akin to taking a step back in history. Her memory and her knowledge is vast and encompasses living in 9 decades. She is truly amazing.
Buying her artwork is giving a gift that reflects the life of an artist who has survived every possible attempt to destroy art. “I am a survivor,” she said. In remembering the attempt by Adolf Hitler to eliminate the Jewish people, Tuckman gave Americans great advice from her life and experience.
Art lovers came out to OASIS on December 3, 2015, to show strong support for the beautiful art exhibition of Artist Diane Tuckman. The purpose of the gathering was to admire and purchase the exquisite designs and artistic renderings of one of the metro areas most gifted silk artists; however, the most shocking example of domestic terrorism since the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders was also a topic of discussion as the art lovers contemplated Tuckman’s latest creations.
It was the perfect night for art. The crisp and cool night air made the trip to Westfield Montgomery Mall a pleasant drive. The mall was robust and alive with Christmas shoppers. Santa was busy taking orders on the first level in front of Sears. However, the main attraction for art lovers was next to the Macy’s Home Store. Diane Tuckman was delighted to see so many of her artworks being selected by art lovers as Christmas presents. The artworks were skillfully placed of the walls of OASIS.
Tuckman was there to explain her artistic vision; but the terrorists killings on Wednesday were also part of her discussion. “You have to think about it. You have to think that it can happen at any time. You must always keep your affairs in order. You have to leave Instructions for your children,” Tuckman said. It seemed odd that with so much beauty on the walls in an evening full of art and silk painting that patrons would be forced to discuss terrorism and murder.
The point of terrorism is to force people to live in fear. The delight of seeing so many Americans come out to an art exhibition one night after sick and evil terrorists committed unspeakable acts of cruelty was the type of American spirit that Congressman Paul Ryan talked about in his eloquent address to the American people on Wednesday December 2, 2015. The massive crowds at Westfield Montgomery Mall on Thursday December 3, 2015, in many ways was a response to the terrorist that said, “We refuse to live in fear.”
Diane Tuckman gave a brilliant interview and shared events from her incredible life as she talked about her art. “I remember the events in Germany. One attack after the other and nothing was done. The Secretary of State warned that it would get worse. It did,” she remembered. Having fled terrorism and racism to seek safety in America, Tuckman outlived Adolf Hitler and his racist attempt to eliminate the Jewish people. Instead of being a victim of terrorism, Tuckman lived to become a brilliant, talented, sensitive, artist.
The OASIS exhibition will be on display for two months and it is the perfect place to shop for an original Christmas gift that can’t be duplicated. A gift for a husband, wife, or partner that says, “I am giving you the greatest gift of all. The gift of art says I love you like no other gift.” Diane Tuckman is a gift to America from Egypt and France. She grew up in Europe, but she said she salutes the American flag every day.
Go to the beautiful Macy’s Home Store at Westfield Montgomery Mall and you will find OASIS. There will be a beautiful display of silk art waiting for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a Diane Tuckman original just in time for Christmas. Look for the number one customer service journalist for byteclay.com. His Diane Tuckman original art work is already sold.