Monday, June 20

Mystery Monday!

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I just stumbled across this old shot and was struck by its aura of mystery and magic. I wonder if anyone out there can understand just from looking at it what it is all about. Just for fun, no prizes! ;->

Wednesday, June 8

June Colors

My street is loud with
crashing clashing colors shrieking
"It's spring! It's spring!"

Sunday, June 5

The Death of Plaid Man

The Death of Plaid Man, colored pencil and graphite, artist: Hugh J. Downs

Friday, June 3

Another Friend Friday!

Joe Sweeney, painter & Tony Boyd-Heron, gallery director
My friend Joe Sweeney has a show which opened last weekend in Lewes, Delaware.
Along the Coast
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, Delaware, USA
May 28 through June 28, 2011

This is Joe's first time exhibiting at the Peninsula Gallery and the first show in his career to consist entirely of oil paintings. Thirty paintings are on display featuring coastal scenes from Delaware, Ireland, Maryland and New Jersey.  Best of luck Joe! For more information about Joe's work, click here.

A relatively new friend, Jennifer Baker, is in a show opening tonight in Philadelphia:
Northern Liberties: A Transformation
June 3 - July 30, 2011
Projects Gallery
629 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA USA 19123
First Friday reception June 3, 6-9 pm
Readings start at 7:30 pm

Jennifer's paintings and monoprints chronicle the death and rebirth of a city neighborhood as she experienced it during three decades as an artist living and working in Northern Liberties. The work of Baker and nine other Northern Liberties artists tell the story of this unique place.

During the First Friday opening reception, short readings will be given by
Nathaniel Popkin, author of Song of the City: An Intimate History of the American Urban Landscape and The Possible City: Exercises in Dreaming Philadelphia; Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World’s Most Coveted Delicacy; Stephan Salisbury, senior Culture Writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Mohamed’s Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland; and Jennifer Baker. A John Thornton “Northern Liberties” video will also be shown.
Summer gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 7 pm
For more information about Jennifer's work, click here.

Thursday, June 2

Unhappy Eggs

The latest batch of hard-boiled egg faces came out a little sad and angsty this time. Perhaps in preparation for a new dish:  oeufs durs et tristes?