Suffice it to say that Friday (alias Saturday #1) was another medical merry-go-round with a few errands thrown in for good measure. Not enough time to go to the studio but I did work a bit at home, creating some other fun/cool elements with the leftovers from the yellow and blue star block.
Then, it was off to the opening of Strong Women - the art exhibit at the Newark School of the Arts. I was really honored to havebeen asked to be with so many accomplished (and strong) women artists and I was especially happy because mine was the only fiber piece amongst the paintings, drawings, prints and collages. The curator
specifically wanted to include a fiber piece to show that it is as valid an art form as the other mediums. Because of the exhibit's subject, she selected this piece, which pays homage to the strong women in my family who emigrated to a foreign land -- unknown territory -- to start anew. And to the strong women who stayed and perished. The show included work from 29 artists and was, in fact, very strong!
After the opening, two of my studio mates and I went out for drinks and dinner in Newark's Ironbound, the Portugese section of the city, loaded with wonderful Spanish and Portugese restaurants. Casa Vasca, actually a Basque restaurant, served the best paella I've ever had. Will return!
Today, trek to Brooklyn to see Miss Emma. I made a wrong turn(made the mistake of following the sign that said "Brooklyn" and ended up driving in circles in parts of Chinatown I never knew existed. Remind me not to believe the signs. To get to Brooklyn, I need to follow the sign that says "Uptown." This doesn't make any sense, but it works.
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Tomorrow - bill-paying and then another opening of a show which promises to be extremely interesting. My friend Rachel Leibman is guest curator for this exhibit.