Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Holton Opening Reception
Sorry for the absence these past few weeks - I haven't been painting really, but have been kept busy with Stuff. Gotta take care of Stuff sometimes, else you just accumulate paintings and run out of money. And the grass (ok, weeds) keeps growing, paperwork keeps growing, the inbox keeps growing... you get the idea. This time of year is especially loathsome due to taxes and allergies (allergic to taxes) In the middle of it all, I got sick, and lost some time I didn't have in the first place.
But life goes on, and it's not all obstacles, you know. The opening reception for my two-person show with Kevin Courter happened on March 27th, and that was a fabulous good time! Lots of people showed up and the vibe was very good. The show looks great all hung together and presented in Tim Holton's Early California style frames. Frames do make a difference. A huge difference. The show will be up for a couple of months (till May 29), so if you get a chance, please go check it out.
Carole Gray-Weihman, Kim Lordier and Kevin.
That's me on the left, and Jim Crandall on the right.
Bill Cone and I contemplating skyholes and diffraction. Or something. We may have been talking about food. I don't know.
There were a lot of friends at the opening and I wish I could spend more time with everyone but alas, time was limited. A big thank you to everyone who came and made this opening a very special event! I wish, too I had more pictures but as is typical, I barely remember to take the ones I did. If anyone has photos from the show, please email them to me~
I did get a chance to meet and chat a little bit with Alfred Harrison of North Point Gallery. Besides being the owner of his gallery, Alfred is a noted art historian and author of many books and articles on Early California art. Alfred, Kevin, and I will be having a panel discussion on the topic of the tradition of California landscape painting later this month at the Holton Studio. (info to come) I hope you all can make it. Hopefully, I won't sound like an idiot next to Alfred and Kevin. I may be resigned to comic relief. Haha~
But seriously, I think it'll be a very interesting discussion. With plein air painting becoming as popular as it has in recent years, I think a look back at its California roots would be insightful and educational for anyone interested in landscape painting. I certainly am looking forward to learning some new things from this panel discussion!
Posted by Terry at 8:56 AM