OK, maybe not so exciting for you to look at on this blog site, but today I hung the name tags and the text in my show at TMCC. I chose writings and hung a fairly random selection of them. I’ve enjoyed it thouroughly, looking thru my writings to choose the right ones for this college atmosphere. There’s some stuff in there, not exactly education oriented and I’m expecting SOMEONE to be pissed by SOMETHING I say in there, but that’s literature, I guess.
Wow, I just referred to something I’ve made as literature. Hmm..
The opening is NEXT Wed. Feb. 6th at 5pm. I hope to see you there, but if not, just swing up here and take a look yourself, while it’s quiet, and please, fer godssakes, TELL SOMEBODY about it if ya’ like it. I’m putting 100% into this show because I’m a painter and a writer and this is the first time I get to display both disciplines.
HERE it is! A guy, Nick, had come to visit some months ago (like 7) and I had never bothered to go look for his article ’till now. I love it. Nick transcribes some of the fear of coming to this kind of place that I, myself, had also experienced. Read up.. fun article about my home.
We’re getting visitors every day from all over the country. A couple from Massachusetts drove 8 hours out of their way to see our cars just the other day, and a photographer was out in the rain and lightning the other night, (see THUNDER post) getting some shots.
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Here, Alison models her pink T. She’s 5 years old and the size of her shirt is Kid’s M. This was just after we noticed she picked up some spray paint herself… it’s kind of a cool abstract painting.. I was not at all happy with her. We’ll work on it together in the spring. I’m making her do some preparatory drawing first.
I’m modeling my yellow shirt, which is a Large and a little big on me. We found some rusty wire on the ground. I’m thinking a miner used it to hang his coffee mugs from the ceiling of his shack.
For NadaDada in Reno this weekend (June 14-17,2012), I’ll have a room exhibiting oils on canvas. Subject matter consists, mostly, of cars stickin’ out of the ground, which, if you know what I’ve been up to the past year, will not surprise you. I’m very proud of the traditional technique I’m pursuing with this latest work. Check the folder in my photos on Facebook if you’d like to see some of these cars.
My room is at Wildflower Village this year. It’s a unique kind of set up, with kitchenettes in the rooms, separate sleeping quarters, faux painting on walls and creative flourishes everywhere. It is meant to be the kind of place where creativity is encouraged, and I think they’ve successfully enacted that directive. I’m happy to be here because I still have some paintings to finish during my stay here(!)
Wildflower Village is run by businesswoman, Pat Campbell. The village consists of 4 neighboring motels and a couple art galleries with a couple art studios. It’s a very pretty location to the west of town near the Truckee River on West 4th St. The vibe is relaxed.
A music show will happen here Saturday evening (I’m playing harmonica for Zak @ 5) and there’s a BRAND NEW PUB here for our drinking pleasure. They’re laying the concrete out in front, as I type this essay. Thirty artist rooms are here at Wildflower this year for NadaDada. It’s safe to say, the event will be more focused at this location this year than it has been in years past.
The motel industry is challenging for event planners of NadaDada due to the fact that people come and go and plans cannot be made too far in advance. It’s hard to plan events in these locations each year but the pace is different at Wildflower. It’s a different clientele here. Pat and crew are quite used to dealing with artists and extremely supportive of our art event, NadaDada Motel. No Reno-style crackheads.
Downtown, there are a few participating motels along Arlington, between 4th Street and 2nd Street. That’s where the crackhead viewing happens. Do a google search or check our Facebook pages for detailed info and contacts. The event runs from Thursday, June 14th through Sunday, June 17th, 2012.
Some folks are hungry to see art, send them here; may all your weeds be wildflowers!