|Manny Burruel's Mixed Media Monotype|
Manny and his wife Janet were at the opening. Nicest. People. Ever. I love his art (and their witty repartee on Facebook). It looked like a nice turnout there as we headed onward.
Next up was
|Me, Gennaro, beautiful mer-angel|
De Norte a Sur/From North to South, with collaborative works by Gennaro and Joe. It was nice to see actual collaborations, rather than just the work of the two artists. I know Joe Ray has been around for a long time but I just met him last year. He's open and friendly and real. Gennaro too is a recent acquaintance. But you can't find a happier nor busier man. A new baby and 7 galleries to feed! Yikes. My favorite pieces are shown here. The room was filled with colorful saints and mermaids, images from your sweetest dreams...by two of the most dapper and dashing men about town.
|Top half of huge canvas collaboration.|
|Esther's Taiko Group|
My companion this evening was Diana Hartley. We stopped by the Olney Gallery where the Waddells were showing his and her artworks and then we headed to East Roosevelt. Getting out of the car I heard the tantalizing sound of taiko drums and saw this group hanging on the street corner. I recognized Esther, the leader of the this motley crew. I took taiko drumming from her in the 90's. What fun it was! I never had the nerve to perform but I loved playing.
|On 7th Street, between Butler and Dunlap|