Friday, January 30, 2009
One of the joys of not doing weekly shows during my 'off season' are regular visits to the MFA. Every year I purchase a $75 membership that allows me unlimited visits, a couple of tickets to their special exhibits and a 10% discount in the museum shop. They also have a great film series, lectures, art classes and even events for artsy singles. Strapped for cash? No worries, admission to the MFA is free on Wednesdays from 4pm-9:45pm!
The MFA is known worldwide for its fabulous collection of Asian art. Right now they have a couple of exhibits featuring Kyoto, Boston's sister city: Visions of Kyoto and Celebrating Kyoto. And I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Shōwa exhibit, newly acquired artworks depicting the art deco period of 1930's, a time of sweeping modernization and westernization in Japan.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
My good friend and polymer mentor, Melanie West, came down from Maine this week on her way to a polymer retreat in Jersey. She brought along her latest BioBangles - what a trip! These bold pieces are absolutely stunning. No wonder she was instantly accepted to the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art show on her first try! Melanie's blog is a great read as well, covering every conceivable topic from science to jaw dropping art.