Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sea No Evil Art Show 2011 is happening June 25th

"Blue Whale Cove"- oil painting by Amy Crehore 2011 SOLD
I shipped off my little painting (in antiqued gold frame) to Riverside, CA for the Sea No Evil Benefit to be held June 25, 2011 at 6pm. The band She Wants Revenge will be providing music that night. For more details about the show:
Here's a video about this year's show and the wonderful people behind the scenes:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Fair Brothers at Yard Dog Gallery, Austin, TX

Crossroad 2 by David Fair
Pow Pow Ow by Jad Fair
Opening Saturday, June 11, 2011 (my birthday) in Austin, TX is an exhibit at
by David and Jad Fair.
Each brother has a distinct style of paper cutting.
Each brother has a great sense of humor. I love them both! This sounds like fun.
Exhibit will be up through July 10.
Jad & David Fair (Half Japanese) will perform at the opening,
accompanied by guitarist Mark Jickling.
1510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Parades of Pink Flamingos

Each day, as I take my hike up the hill, I notice more houses sporting parades of pink flamingos in their front yards. Sometimes one house will trade them off to another house, but there are at least three houses right now with these crazy decorations. I was puzzled about it and wondered if the purpose was to scare the deer away from eating flowers. Then, after searching online, I found a forum that mentioned "pink flamingos are uglier than wild turkeys and would scare them off". We have had many wild turkeys roaming the neighborhoods and grazing on lawns for the last year or so. There was even an albino turkey in the pack. I thought they were sort of cute, but I guess it has gotten so bad that the neighbors became desperate to try anything to make them go away. Even if it means having dozens of tacky plastic flamingos in their front yards! Hope it works. On the way down the hill, I saw the turkeys doing their thing.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Hobo Clown Film by Allison Schulnik

I'm blown away by the beauty of this animation. See her paintings here: Allison Schulnik

Jared Joslin Paintings in Chicago

Painting by Jared Joslin
If you are in Chicago, go see Jared Joslin's solo art show "Stop, Look and Glisten" at Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen Ave.- it opened May 27th and will be on view until June 18th.
It looks like a magical show with a magical theme.
His website has an abundance of super nice paintings:

Friday, June 03, 2011

La Biennale di Venezia

What is this? It's art, of course! Some things look a little more like science projects.
"A man jogs on top of an overturned armoured tank in an installation by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla (U.S.A.) during the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice on June 2, 2011."
Interesting tidbit: These two artists live in Puerto Rico. She went to the U. of Richmond (VA).
I wonder if the man on the tank had an understudy, just in case he got tired of jogging.
I went to the Venice Biennial once a long time ago. I think it was Jasper Johns' year when he was awarded the grand prize for painting. There were only 40 countries represented then.
Biennale WEBSITE