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Attention:  New Talent, Original Songwriters,

Artists, Performers!

Now Presenting...

The Two of Harts'  

Gallery of the Arts

 

Welcome to the Two of Harts' 1999 ICAP* Gallery of the Arts Web Site!  

Showcase YOUR art or music on the web.   What a way to reach your market!  Your original works can be purchased  directly from you (you furnish a way for them to contact you) when they've seen samples of your works on this site.  (See samples below.) Also available for a donation of $21.95 each is a collection of original music by fantastic new artists. Please contact ICAP for this exclusive sampling of great music, by emailing ICAP at Dustyshot@AOL.com .  Contact us NOW for information and the tape of new artists! You could be one of them!

Good News!

Showcase your talents here on the Gallery's web site.

For example, listen to these!

CLICK on these LINKS to LOAD & LISTEN:    

"Missing You"  

"Park City Bop!"    

(ActiveMovie or comparable sound program required)

Copyright (c) 1984 - 2000

To purchase an album of original music by the artists featured above for only $21.95 (Shipping included), please email for information:  

Dustyshot@AOL.com .

The above are samples of original works pre-recorded from the initial taping.  Original guitar compositions can also be scored and recorded at the same time using G-Vox! Similar clips can be listened to where you list your songs for sale! Or a clip (sound file such as *.wav) file of your own music recorded in a studio will be placed with your ad to sample your original music.

Your art -- whatever medium --

Can be displayed and sold similarly!

 

*About the Gallery of the Arts:  The Gallery, through Intra~Coastal Arts and Productions, has been a non-profit organization which has for over ten years aided new talent in finding direction and audience in their chosen medium, whether it be music, dance, visual or dramatic arts or related trades.  

With the Two of Harts hosting showcases for new performers and songwriters' groups such as Tidewater Songwriters Association and the Songwriters' League of Virginia, and the ICAP Songwriters Association in Utah,  and other songwriter groups in Utah, innumerable new artists have begun their performance and creative years.   Having performed as a duo, and with their own bands, Saddle Boogie of Virginia and Salt Lake City, and Full House of Virginia, they have also helped liven up other bands, such as Suzie Arden's Showband and Gaylen Young's Five Easy Pieces!  Much of their music was recorded in excellent small studios, such as Smokey Lake Studios in Virginia Beach, and West Valley Productions in Utah. ICAP has also helped productive artists who have fallen into hard times and who have needed a support group, career counseling and, in the most extreme cases, actual temporal aid.  If you are interested in joining ICAP, please contact us at Dustyshot@AOL.com. A booklet describing the numerous ways ICAP is available to help you in your chosen art field is available for $5.00.  

(Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.)

Want to find out more? Email us at Dustyshot@AOL.com , for more information.

9/11/97 ~ A Tribute to Jerry Hart

The Better Half of the Duo, "The Two of Harts"

Someone very special lay for two weeks slipping away in a hospital bed after seven years of illness. A sweet, talented man, Jerry Ward Hart, who has performed the works of many of the greats of popular and country music -- The Eagles, Waylon and Willie, David Allen Coe and Hank, Jr., as well as the Beatles (oh, how he could play their tunes!), Randy Travis, the Bellamy Brothers, and so many others, as well as his own songs (at least 5 albums worth, most of them still unrecorded) -- and now he, after having been dismissed as hopelessly ill by the doctors in charge of his care, has chosen to release his hold on this early existance and go to the arms of his savior.

He had no wealth or fame, just his love of performing and his enormous cache of music and his memories of sharing with others his love for music.  He continually reached out to help others to share their talents and original works through countless showcases hosted for free.  

*** His songs written to benefit the hungry and homeless were performed and donated for those less fortunate. Aside from the music, many times he spent hours assisting others, and could be found in any weather, under a stranded stranger's vehicle working to get it going again. Because of his sensitivity, he took the troubles of those around him to heart and would always try to give solace and encouragement to anyone in trouble, without regard to his own convenience or safety, ultimately resulting in his death. There never was a more willing good samaritan than Jer. Even after his death, he has kept on giving -- his old 1963 Ford Econoline van has been vandalized in a break-in attempt to steal it. There have been repeated attempts, some successful, to steal other equipment which has taken years of sacrifice and hard work to obtain.

***  He remains virtually unknown and unapplauded for his gifts and great love for others. Like many who were famous, he fought a long and valiant, though unsuccessful, fight to stay in recovery from his addiction to alcohol. There were those who in the guise of friendship aided the deterioration and ultimate destruction of his body, but never his precious spirit. Unlike many who have been fortunate enough to overcome the hold this terrible disease had on him, he didn't have the physical and financial resources to fight any longer.

He was only 43 years old.

 *** He had so many obstacles in his life -- missing the upbringing of his only daughter whom he loves so dearly and for whom he wrote the hauntingly beautiful "Song For Tina," and the recent loss of both his mother and his father (the latter for whom he searched -- for over 15 years). He also suffered many employment changes and health reversals -- yet he kept trying to get on the road to recovery and continued to create beautiful music and lyrics inspired by those around him.

 *** Jerry Ward Hart was born to Jerry C. Hart and Catherine Gertrude Clendenning Hart, November 29, 1953, here in Salt Lake City. He loved his mountains. He loved the outdoors, the streams, the crisp mountain air; he loved to ski Utah's great slopes and those of Jackson Hole; he love to fish and camp; he loved people and he loved his elder brother, Jesus Christ. He was a Christian of the most basic kind and he showed it daily.

 *** From the age of three, Jer was hitting tennis balls. He was a child state tennis champion of both Utah and Idaho. He built many country club and other tennis courts with his father's business, Hart Construction, and was crew chief at the early age of 17 years. Jer taught tennis and ran his own tennis pro shop. In the 80's Jer started surveying and became very competent in this work, eventually being promoted to party chief.  

*** At the age of eight, he began to play the guitar and from then picked up the drums, and several horns, including the saxophone. He had a desire to learn other instruments, especially the violin.

***  An eagle scout through participation in a troop supervised by an L.D.S. scout leader (although not a member of the L.D.S. church) and through his father's Sea Scouts as a boy, he had since used every opportunity (which usually meant those hanging around his '63 Ford Van) to teach neighborhood youth those things he knew so well in scouting, such as various knots and archery which he also loved.

*** We thank those of you who chose to look close enough to see his special spirit and sense of humor, his humanity and his great talents.

  If you would like to help others like him, contact me at   Dustyshot@AOL.com . Thank you.

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