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Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Clay Rice is described by the late author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion.”  That is a great description of Clay, the silhouette artist by day, writer and musician in his spare time.

Clay Rice art 1

As the grandson of Carew Rice, described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest silhouette artist,” silhouette artistry is in his genes.  As a loving husband and father, Clay has published four award-winning, children’s’ books, and has traveled nationwide presenting school programs with life lessons on the importance of family, perseverance, hard work, imagination, and understanding that being different is okay. The Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma (WA) recently presented “Imagination Lives Inside of You,” a dance adaptation of Rice’s children’s book, The Stick.

The Jon Boat, is a beautiful ballad about fathers, sons, and a Jon boat, written and performed by Rice.  Another beautiful ballad, You’re My Island, was written to his wife.  Both songs are from his Songs from the Jon Boat, CD.

Clay Rice Songs from the Jon Boat

To learn more about Clay Rice, Silhouette Artist, Writer, Song Writer, Musician, visit the Rice Galleries website. America needs more down to earth, humble and kind artists like Clay Rice.