Sunday, June 29, 2008

This show opened at the Lichtenstein on Saturday and will be up until August 16, 2008. If you happen to be in Pittsfield come to 28 Renne Ave. and see it. The opening was packed. It was a nice night.

I did the layout and installation of work.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Thursday night in downtown Pittsfield will be the June 3rd Thursday. If you find yourself in the Berkshires and want to come to a fun night of music, food, dance, and art, stop by Pittsfield, the events will be happening from 5-8pm with some after hours events too.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Eat your carrots for good vision.

Snot nosed bitch ass.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day.

Working the gardens.

You watching your mouth?

Don't punch the customers.

They frown upon that.

Monday, June 09, 2008

The last tap dance class before the floors get redone at the Lichtenstein Center happened tonight. It sounded great.

I held down the fort today, and did a pretty decent job. Marla and Megan are having a nice time at the NEA conference in Minneapolis. They ate at Nye's. Megan had lunch with Ann Hamilton. Yup Ann Hamilton.

Tomorrow all the furniture goes upstairs and our floors will get redone.

There was a planning meeting tonight for the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair. It went well, it was very concise.

My friend Jazu came in at the end of the day to tell me about a informal critique he and some people are having at his house the last Wednesday of the month. I'm looking forward to it. We went to Umass together in the sculpture department, it will be nice to see what he is working on now and see what other artists in Pittsfield are doing and actually be able to discuss it in depth as opposed to seeing it in a gallery. I like seeing work in progress.

good night

Sunday, June 08, 2008

This picture is from the web site

It is a picture of the Hoosac Tunnel circa 1874. The tunnels west opening is not this fancy anymore. I am reading about it at the moment via the intra web. A little rock monument in downtown North Adams says that 194 people lost their lives in the construction of the tunnel. It took 24 years to build, 1851 -1875. It is about 4.7 miles long. 24 feet wide and 20 tall.

Some sites to visit for pictures and bits of information

there are many more, maybe I will edit this list later.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Very hot and muggy today. I am in Pittsfield at the moment.
I am in the office of Cultural Development. There will be music this evening.
I set up the chairs, I will take them down.

What are you doing?

My bed is very moist from all the humidity, ish ish ish.
Marla and Megan will be in Minneapolis Monday and Tuesday, I will be in the office alone. They will be in the place I was two weeks ago and spent two years, ago.

I retrieved for my sweety a wooden egg today. It is dressed up in Ukranian attire. I miss him.

I miss you.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Arts All State took place on May 30 and 31. The theme was "limits, no limits". Here is the scoop. Two artists mentors work with a group of 17 juniors in high school on an installation in less than 36 hours. There are 7 groups, so there are 7 installations. My partner mentor was Rosa Ibarra (pictured on the right). Each group is only allowed to work with three items (and an unlimited supply of adhesives), two of which the mentors pick out and one suprise item that is assigned by the Arts All State staff. Rosa and I picked mylar and wallpaper. Our Suprise item was cd stack holders. At first I thought that it was a terrible material, but let me say that the group really used them well.

We ate sandwiches and cookies.

In a purely objective opinion, I think that the students I worked with, as a whole, worked so well together, maybe the best group in terms of team cooperation and effort. They came to a concensus on what the concept of the installation should be and all worked to make it happen. There were a few shining shiny stars who were great leaders of there peers.

The day started by Rosa and I taking our group up to a painting called "A Portrait of Gaylord". The portrait is a painting of the head of Gaylord floating over a city block with other little scenes depicting his life surrounding his head. We had a discussion about the piece and its placement in the gallery of other paintings. The group started to compare it to the painting on the wall that was next to it, siting that the structure of elements in each painting was very similart but that the other painting was more negative.

The installation had to do with television and alienation. The group took more visual cues from the Gaylord painting but conceptual cues from the painting they compared it to.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


busy busy.

I am doing and internship at the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development and living in North Adams. Today I begin. I think it is going to be a good learning experience. I will start taking pictures and start posting here.

Last Friday and Saturday I was a mentor at Arts All State at the Worcester Art Museum. It was a great time. I will post pictures on flickr soon.

Meander at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis was a great time. I will write more later, when my thoughts are a little more in order.