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.