Archive for April, 2012

Open Studio

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I spend yesterday afternoon at an open studio session at the local art center.  Drawing is still illusive, but I feel that it is something that I need to do.  I almost didn’t go, but then decided that it was good to get out of the comfort zone for a while.

Más Mass MoCA

Mass MoCA Exterior

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Detail of Sanford Biggers' imersive installation "The Cartographer's Conundrum"

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Another detail view

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Michael Oatman has landed

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Detail of Oatman's "All Utopias Fell"

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Interior detail of a room at the Porches

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A signature design element, coasters matching the building colors on an ebonized desk

Went to Mass MoCA again.  Always a collection of interesting and sometimes challenging exhibits.

As part of this trip, we spent a night at the Porches Inn at Mass MoCA.   The Porches is a quirky and wonderful place – strong on design.  It is post-industrial, but stops short of mid-century modern; a hipster version of roadside America in the post-war era.

 

Holy Saturday, the Bronx

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Spent Holy Saturday with family in the Bronx’s own “Little Italy”.  As good a place as any to spend Holy Saturday.  Arthur Avenue seems a bit frozen in time – I wonder how long it will stay that way.  It is also pretty much untouched by current gastronomic trends, but you probably won’t find a better Sunday gravy anywhere.