Friday, May 8, 2009

East Bay Open Studios Preview

Along with 8 other people in my building, I have a piece of work up at the East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition. The show is less than a month away, and I have a lot of work to do. I will post images from some of my new work soon.

There has been a lot of art and music in my life lately. I spent several days listening to music at Coachella, including both Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen. Hearing legends like that, live, was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I also listened to Van Morrison, in what we like to call the "Cheap Seats" at the open air theatre in Berkeley. Basically, it consists of a six pack of beer on the hill overlooking the stage, but with no cover charge. Highly recommended in these difficult economic times, especially for someone as unreliable as Morrison. He played no encores and ended the show almost an hour earlier than expected. A lot of people were complaining on the way out, but not us! It's hard to be disappointed by free.

Also, went to Cigar Bar in the City to check out an art show by two of my neighbors, Kate Leffler and Anastasia Schipani. it was a really great venue for art, and the bar has an excellent design that feels very relaxed; like an elegant house party. The art was showcased very well, and I'm so excited that these two artists will also be opening their studios during the Open Studio event.

I was also reminded how easy it is to do something like this on a weeknight, provided that you don't start drinking. We went out for dinner, spent time looking at the show, and were back home by 11. I may not be able to get away with dancing into the wee hours of the morning, but I'm not ready to be a shut-in just yet.

I have lots of art and another recipe that I want to share, but it will have to wait until I am a little less busy!

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