What a great night for art! A rain/snow mix wasn’t going to keep the gang home.
Mack and I started the evening at the art museum. We listened to a talk by Ravi Zupa, an artist who uses traffic cones to make prints. He cuts up the cone and the rest of the process is similar to woodcuts or linocuts. Who knew? Artist are so inventive.
Paddy, Michael (Paddy’s new guy) and Jacqueline finally arrived in town from the southern suburbs are were texting me from the car. Mack and I hightailed it out of the museum and hopped into Paddy’s car. The first stop was William Havu Gallery. Havu has a stunning show of paintings and prints by Amy Metier, Emmett Culligan sculptures and collages by Brad Ellis. There were many pieces in this show I wanted to buy but the prices out of my reach.
The next stop was Ice Cube to check out Art Angels: 7th Heaven, new works by Jean Smith and Kate McGuinness. Jean and Kate created the art angels in 1993. Each show had a theme allowing Jean and Kate to do a photo shoot dressed up as outfits tied to the show’s theme. There were six art angel shows before the art angels went on a twenty-something year hiatus. Last night’s opening was the 7th Art Angels show. It was fantastic. Jean presented new clay sculptures while Kate showed beautiful monotypes. I snapped a few pictures but I don’t think they do justice to the art. This is a show one has to see in person. Jean’s husband, Bob, played bartended. His gimlets sure hit the stop.
After Ice Cube, we headed over to Navajo Street to check out Next, Pirate, Zip37 and Edge. Rebecca Cuming has show-stopping, abstract paintings in the main gallery at Pirate.
Eric Anderson has new paintings and prints in the Pirate’s rear gallery. Both of these offerings deserve a look. Rebecca’s works were the best offering of all the galleries on Navajo.
And then the tour was over. Paddy, Michael and Jacqueline dropped Mack and I off at the museum before seeking a late night dinner. I dropped Mack off and headed home to go to bed after posting about Gayla’s work at Edge.