Thursday, July 29, 2010
ANOTHER SB1070 ARTIST RECEPTION
Marlys and Joan Thompson and I are going to the next "SB1070 - An Artist's Point of View" exhibition reception tomorrow night at the Arizona Latino Arts and Culture Center. After all the events of today, it should get a big turnout. It is from 6 to 9 pm at 147 E. Adams in downtown Phoenix. Come by and check out our art.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
With our visitors from China I haven't had much time to blog so here are images of the first 5 colors. You will see a little fish emerging from the kelp. I hope to print 3 more colors and get the Reno prints mailed off in time for the exchange party.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Barbara took the next day off to show us some special places: the tide pools in southern SF where we peered into the rocks to discover sea treasures such as anemones, and hermit crabs while the occasional seal would exit the water to lay on beach a little beyond our tide pools.
Steve and I had looked at all the art offerings in the city and decided we wanted to go to the Legion of Honor for a special exhibition "Impressionists Paris". It was mostly works on paper with some paintings and sculpture, all Paris based work by the Impressionists and included some wonderful prints which I was so happy to see. We had never been to the Legion of Honor and since my sister had recently been in Paris and was still in France, it was a way to share in the experience a little.
From there we stopped at the sweetest little pet cemetary in the Presidio. It had been a beautiful little space but freeway construction which was going on all around it and over it, had necessitated cutting down some huge trees on the property. But the little cemetary will remain, with its residents from World War II through the present. As I walked around I became overwhelmed by the loss and the headstones loving comments, I just cried all the way through.
Our last night in the City, the kids took us to a Vietnamese restaurant because Steve wanted crab for dinner. We had two crabs and tons of other delicious goodies. I will always trust the kids' recommendations for eating in SF. It was fabulous. We left San Francisco wanting to do and see more. That's the best thing about it. Leaving your heart there everytime. We can't wait to go back.
Friday, July 2, 2010
NADA DADA MOTEL
One of the reasons we took this road trip was to see the Nada Dada Motel event where artists rented out rooms in the old downtown motels and turned the rooms into galleries for the weekend. The Printmakers' Conspiracy, a group or Reno printmakers put together a print exchange called Naughty, Taboo, Just Plain Wrong and invited me to participate. I learned that it would be exhibited during the Nada Dada event and thus we decided to go. Plus, Steve's sister and her husband lived next door in Sparks and it would be nice to visit them. Given the revised schedule to include 2 full days giving the Linocut workshop at Oxbow Press, we were able to pop in a few of the motel rooms Friday afternoon and found some fun and interesting offerings. Our favorite was a room dedicated to old robots, called Skid Robot - where old robots go live out their last days.
The weather was perfect, 80 and sunny with cool nights and the vista from Linda and Rod's home was beautiful. It was especially nice to meet Daisy, their new dog. A rescue, part lab, part shepherd, she was skittish and anxious at first but quickly learned we were dog people and let us be her new best friends.
The hospitality shown was generous and warm and we were surprised and lucky to be there when Steve's grand niece from Boise came in for a visit the day before we left. Nice to recharge the family connections.