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Saturday, June 27, 2009

This Weekend (Off The Wall)

if you look closely you see the double rainbow © Rita

It's Pride weekend and 40 years since the Stonewall Riots.

It has been raining so much in New York that everyone is sick of it. And this morning at last the sun came out.
So when the clouds gathered later in the afternoon, and the rain came once more, most New Yorkers were exasperated.
But after the downpour my friend R. spotted a double-rainbow (!) in BK!
How fitting for this weekend.
The rain passed and it is a beautiful night in New York, with lots of people out celebrating Pride.
I just took a quick walk and was happy to see the Presbyterian Church on lower Fifth flying the gay flag.

Now I am back at home with the windows wide open and I can still hear cars going by blasting M.J. songs.
But let's not forget Farrah, also an icon and someone who helped raise awareness to the plight so many face fighting cancer.


The one and only Larry © Corvallo

It's the little things that make life good. Here are a few things I observed or heard that I thought sweet.

Candace making Strawberry Preserve with Jasper.

My husband remembering the fuzzy fur on our cats when they were kittens.



Kai taking me on night nature walks.

A.B. & E.S.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wish I Was in London...

so I could spend time with my friends and see:

©Camille Seaman

An Exhibiton of Photographs by Camille Seaman
The Last Iceberg
-through July3, 2009

Hoopers Gallery
15 Clerkenwell Close
London, UK

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Love Story & More

Tuesday Night at Cinema Village © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Last night my husband & I finally went to see "Herb & Dorothy". This documentary film is all about love. It tells the love story of Herbert & Dorothy Vogel, and the story of their love for art & collecting art. The movie is also a love poem to New York, because where else could their story have been possible?!
If you are a mush like me, interested in art and/or New York, this movie is for you.

Thursday night is Art Night in New York, so take a page out of Herb & Dorothy's book and attend some openings.
Here are two exhibits in Chelsea to check out:

© Minette Mangahas , Flash #23, 2008,Ink and silver pigment on paper
x 18 x 12 inches

Arario Gallery
521 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25 6 - 8 pm

"Arario New York is pleased to present "Paraphrase", an exciting group exhibition featuring newly commissioned works by Aakash Nihalani, Cui Fei and Minette Mangahas. The exhibition will be on view June 26 - July 24."


Two Cowboys #2, from the series Eyes of Salamanca. © Juliana Beasley

Summer Salon of Emerging Photographers
Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, #506
New York, NY 10001
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25 6 - 8 pm

Photographs by:
Juliana Beasley
Felix R. Cid
Bradley Peters
Rebecca Schrock

Congrats Juliana & Minette!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Something Postive, Something Different

Ahhh...the power of positive thought. As I said yesterday I was determined to spend some time today outdoors, taking advantage of the wonderful city I live in - rain or shine.
And I did and the weather held until we returned home.

Wanted to share a few things:

First up: you can find work by the talented Patrick Romero in the current issue of Ahorn Magazine. You can re-visit my conversation with Patrick, by clicking here.

And Jane Tam is exploring. I love the self-portrait (below) that Jane recently took in her parents' kitchen - it's timeless and contemporary. And also really soft, subtle and pretty, yet it has lots of details to observe.

Self-Portrait in the Kitchen, 2009 © Jane Tam

And at last: This August The Textile Museum in DC will exhibit:

A Lady Found a Culture in its Cloth: Barack Obama's Mother and Indonesian Batiks
August 9-23, 2009

Not sure if I will be able to make it down to DC, but I sure would love to see this. I love Bali and its art & crafts. I brought back a mini-collection of batiks myself when I was there and Ida and I even took a batik-making class. Anyway, I hope to return to Indonesia, it's such an amazing place.