The endless rain has finally stopped but now we’re on cusp of monsoon season which will bring daily brief afternoon rain showers to some part of the area. It was a typical Friday for me: work, gym, dinner, shower, dress and art.
It was a quiet night for openings. My first stop was Spark on Santa Fe. Leo Franco, Keith Howard and Tom Mazzullo have beautiful works on display. Franco’s small mixed media sculptures with exotic hardwoods are stunningly beautiful. Howard’s drawings seem simple, at first, but reveal a complication when examined. Mazzullo’s silverpoint drawings are impressive too. This is a show to see.
I headed over to Navajo Street to check out Zip37’s 20th anniversary show featuring work from past and present members. The small gallery was packed with a lively crowd. The show lets the viewer see the wide range of talent and styles of the artists. There’s something for everyone at this show.
I briefly stopped in Pirate, Next and Edge. I had seen their shows so I headed over to Gildar on South Broadway. I must have been confused about Gildar’s opening because they were closed.
There was a lot of street action on South Broadway so I decided to hang out for a while. The restaurants and bars were packed. Groups of people were socializing on the sidewalk. Some were enjoying 420 action (smoking pot). I stopped in the used book store to check out the art books. A local band was entertaining a small crowd. I left without a purchase. Most of the retail stores were closed except for a liquor store, a drug store, and the Crypt, a local sex/fetish supply store with two locations within blocks of each other. I picked up a slice of pepperoni pizza and watched the street crowd for a while. When I finished my slice, I called it a night and headed home.