Sunday, August 29, 2010

busy day

today was hangin' day at the gallery. i got photos of the 2 i rushed down last week, both 6x6- first "opposite of darkness"

and "hold your happiness". glad to see that the glass bead gel did (as i knew it would) clear up as it dried. i'm ok with the key being sort of hard to make out- the key to our happiness is sometimes too, even though we do hold it.

here's my wall- it also wraps around the corner a little bit to the right. i'd buy that set of hearts & hang 'em all together, wouldn't you?


then we walked over to the second annual boise curb cup- an event showcasing all sorts of art along 5 blocks of 8th street downtown. the audience could get 3 tokens and each act had a bucket in front of their space. you left a token at your favorite act and whoever had the most at the end was crowned the winner.

there were bike tricks (i'm sure there is a better technical term- rumor has it "trials riding" is correct)

 lots of people

all sorts of music- banjos, a guy singing jimmy buffet karaoke in a hawaiian shirt, a jewish band (star of david on their sign being the give away) with a belly dancer, assorted rock n roll, acoustic, blues & rap, accordians, a recorder, dueling organs- you get the idea-

competitive jump ropers (these are the winners of the event)

more people- hanging out on the parking garage and watching the action 

all sorts of hula hoops- flaming, traditional, hula hoop/some sort of socks with weights in the end of them dance group and- an entirely new one to me, belly dancers with hula hoops

i was calling these the goth mimes, but that's probably not at all right


i had to cast a vote for the graffiti artist b/c they were one of the few visual artists (others being my friend the photographer who was altering photos but had his bucket & tokens appropriated b/c the event was running low & they had determined he wasn't even in the running and the guy making face & body casts).

what a fun and very cool event! there were lots of people out to enjoy it too, which makes it even better. way to support the arts & a bit of weirdness, boise!

of course, while i was off having fun steve & jake & john were slaving away. look at my studio! i can start painting the outside this week.


and i got word that anne received her art and likes it so i can in good conscience deposit the check- a great weekend all in all!

3 comments:

Barb said...

What a great space for your studio - does this mean that your dining table will soon be off-limits? The festivities in the city seem varied and drew a large crowd. I like your hung art in the gallery (but, I couldn't find the key).

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!! Csh it baby, cash it!
Appropriately, for me, the first song that came up in your player was "Lawyers, Guns and Money"----I have to laugh at misfortune and find the lighter side!
You pieces look fab at the gallery and the whole day looks like it was loads of fun!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

marianne said...

barb- the key is in the second piece where the palm of the hand would be underneath the heart- it's the dark shape in there.
anne- i figure laughter is the better option and try to go there as much as possible!
have a great week, both of you!