Monday, September 26, 2005

An Artful Weekend

"AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU I CAN ENDURE ALL THE TROUBLES YOU INEVITABLY BRING." (A Kevin Newton piece). Art is good. It was a busy and art-filled weekend. On Saturday morning I picked up my buddy, Rhoda in West Hollywood and we headed over the hill to my Cousin Myrna's house in Van Nuys. Cousin Marilyn met us there and then we went en masse to Cousin Amie's house in Westlake Village. Amie was hosting and participating in an early holiday boutique at her house. Amie was selling her handcrafted jewelry, there were ladies selling candles, notecards, beautiful KNITTED items, etc. I purchased a few jewelry items from Amie. There was this fantastic felted bag that looked like a huge blueberry....gorgeous!
Later that night Mr. Larry and I went to "The Blab! Show" at Copro/Nason Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. It was quite a scene. There were tons of people there for a most interesting exhibit of "low-brow" artists including Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Mark Ryden, etc. We ran into magenta-haired famous punk rock photographer, Jenny Lens; Gary Calamar, DJ of "The Open Road" on KCRW Radio and animator, Brooke Keesling.
Sunday, after brunch in the Marina with the folks, we headed over to the Double-Dutch Dinette in downtown Culver City for yet another art opening. Artist, Kevin Newton has a diverse art show on exhibit at this yummy little restaurant. One of Kevin's pieces is at the beginning of this post. I just love that he paints on kitchen cabinet doors! He also paints very realistic portraits and multi-media pieces. VERRRRRRY talented!



At 11:17 AM PDT, Blogger LadyLinoleum said...

You had a very productive and fun weekend!

At 3:13 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Sounds like a *perfect* weekend. Tell Marilyn that Denise and Jackie from Seyfarth say "Yo!" She looks great.



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