The Degenerate Art Ensemble exhibition at the Frye Art Museum included photographs, fiber sculpture and videos of performance often containing warrior princess characters. I was especially taken by the dancer Haruko Nishimura wearing prothesis of carved deer forelegs, and the halted and awkward movements she made seemed to emulate a newborn fawn. I sat and […]Read more "Degenerate Art Ensemble"
Grace and Mitch and Cowboy Keith and I made a formidable team after an impromptu meeting in front of a case of glass art. We walked to the Seattle Art Museum for the Scholastic Art Awards ‘Art Write Now’ exhibition and reception, and happened upon Nick Cave’s Soundsuits. They are incredible, odd and fascinating objects, […]Read more "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth"
Caught up with old friends and made some new ones at the big National Art Educator Association conference in Seattle- over 4,000 art teachers were in attendance! Stayed in the hip and sharp Hotel Max, with local art on the walls and black and white photos on the room doors. Drinks at the Pike Place […]Read more "Fun and friends in Seattle"
There is a lot of amazing art in this town. I’m posting things I took renegade photos of around town here, and the two amazing museum exhibitions I saw deserve posts of their own.Read more "Art in Seattle"
from the ‘Seattle or Bust’ mixed tape playlist i made for the big drive. I’m a sucker for lyrics and there’s lots of mellowish stuff this time- you just never know with me. the guy that says goodbye…- griffin house http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oG1IfQx9Oc little lion man- mumford and sons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E you got the love (xx remix)- florence […]Read more "Songs I am currently in love with"
Powell’s Bookstore is a four-story high, two-block long dream come true. Books, books and more books. I stay where I stay in Portland because it’s right around the corner. Carve me out a corner in the Literature section, allow me a few sponge baths in the restroom sink, throw a few coffeeshop pastries my way […]Read more "Powell’s Books"
I know it’s the Pacific Northwest, and I know it’s supposed to be raining. A lot. I know. At least all of the rain gives this city the best, lush, fecund, verdant green moss and ferns. Walked for a while in the rain and speaking of LUSH, guess where I ended up? As a woman […]Read more "Rain, Rain… LUSH!"
The Wilsonville High students had a great display of artwork they submitted to the Scholastic Art Awards in their art department. And they recommended Queries in Glass by Mark Zirpel at Bullseye Gallery, which was an intriguing and eerie exhibition of glass, orbs, implied relationships and kinetic genius. Tract suggested a glass digestive system ending […]Read more "Art in Pdx"
Spending some family time with my dear friends Jodie, Andrew and Scarlet is an oasis of wonder and fun in the whirling sea of traveling! We chowed down at Old Towne Pizza! Scarlet seemed to like the mermaid book I found in Lander, Wyoming and built me a very tempting Play Doh ice cream sundae.Read more "Scarlet the Star!"
What a weekend! Dan the Superhero flew out to visit and we ate and drank our way across the city with our Pdx friends. Voodoo Donuts, the Sinferno burlesque show at Dante’s, the Lucky Devil Lounge with Crazy Jaimie, breakfast at the Byways Cafe, 50 Plates with Shannon and Rob, crab and shrimp cakes at […]Read more "Portland, OR"