Don't forget to visit Artspace for the shows: "Six" and "Experiments in Color". Save Feb. 19 for the opening of River City Repertory's "Stepping Out".
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
December 31, 2007. Wrapped up in jackets, wool hats, gloves, we were awed by the magnificent panorama of the Magellan Strait. As the Azamara Journey slowly sailed into a narrow estuary, the sparkling cool aqua of the Garibaldi glacier could be seen. Though ice floes were abundant, we didn't see any glacial calving. A few of the ship's crew, outiftted in orange immersion suits, lowered a boat and went out into the icy waters to retrieve a piece of 300,000 year old ice for the ship's New Year's Eve poolside celebration. The latter party with guests and crew singing, dancing, toasting with champagne took place as we rounded Hornus Island (Cape Horn), making for a memorable evening.
Friday, January 18, 2008
It still fills me w. wonder to see how my works become transformed when moved from the studio to a fine gallery space. There's enough space to move back and view them. I work on one at a time, so its different to view them as a group. Then there's that interaction between the work and the viewer that adds another dimension to each piece. My favorite moment last evening was watching Laura Harter's young son explore my sculptures. He caressed the rough concrete, poked fingers into the spaces, closely examined the pieces inserted into the concrete...the perfect viewer. I wish others had followed his example rather than keeping at a respectful distance.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Please come early, at 5 pm, to celebrate Jane Heggen's delightful mosaic murals in Funspace.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The top photo was taken as our ship came into the port of Montevideo. Ira & I were then having breakfast on our verandah, watching the sky lighten as the city came into view.
We toured, after 2+ hrs. in a coach, Colonia de Sacramento, a 16th century fortress town occupied by the Spanish and Portugese throughout the 16th-18th centuries. Its on a peninsula, blocked off by a wall from the countryside. Differing architectural styles are evident along the narrow stone streets. These paths are not "cobbled", but are sharp, uneven and make for difficult walking at times. The bottom photo shows how the streets radiate from the main plaza down to the river. On the 1730 cathedral's main altar was the huge golden sacramental piece that the city is named for. Lots of charming small eating places and we enjoyed lunch at the Meson de la Plaza. At a patio table, seated next to a huge family gathering, we sipped on a local wine and especially delighted in the super sweet dessert crepes filled w. caramel.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
On the 31st, we awoke to see snow capped mts. and the awesome Garibaldi glacier. We sailed along the Beagle channel to circumnavigate Hornus Island (Cape Horn) and there w. the ship's company celebrated the New Year on the pool deck with hor d'oeuvres,champagne chilled by 200,000 yr. old glacial ice from Garibaldi accompanied by a costumed ancient w. scythe also a diapered baby carrying an ax, wrecking the ice sculptured 7, replacing it w. an "8" while we counted down, sang Auld Lang Syne. A memorable evening.
We loved seeing the wildlife up close: sea elephants, south sea lions, Magellanic penguins, black and white dolphins, brown pelicans, hawks and sea eagles, condors, cormorants and terns, et al. Will probably relate more, post photos, in further blogs about our special adventures. But it is good to get home, even w. that "boil order".