It seems like my weekend started on Thursday afternoon. I met Cindi at the DAM to see the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibit. I wanted to get her take on it. She loved it! The Helen Frankenthaler works were some of her favorites. Frankenthaler’s art has been a major influence for Cindi. I enjoyed getting an artist’s opinion of the works.
I ran into Kara at the museum. Coincidentally, it was in the part of the museum paid for by her family. Cindi introduced me to Kara many years ago when they had studios in the same building on Santa Fe. Like Cindi, Kara is getting back into painting and creating art.
After the DAM, Cindi and I had dinner at a Mongolian Barbque place in the Golden Triangle. Cindi filled me in on her business liquidation. Things are going well. The city is now paying her $40k to move out of a warehouse they’ve declared eminent domain on.
The last stop of the evening was the Emilio Lobato and Virgil Ortiz opening at Havu. Cindi has known Emilio for years and has always found inspiration in his work. The gallery was packed when we arrived. The show didn’t disappoint. Our evening ended after the gallery.
After work on Friday I worked out with a new trainer. I haven’t worked out with a trainer since my car accident last year. Carlos, my previous trainer, gave me the boot. He’s now the sole child care provided so he works a reduced schedule. The new guy has an interesting approach to training. More to come on this topic. He told me I was in good shape for a man in his forties. He found it hard to believe I was fifty-nine. I had to show him my driver’s license. I’m not sure if he was just flattering me, or if he really thought I was younger.
Paddy was working late on Friday so I hit the galleries by myself. I avoided the first Friday crowd on Santa Fe by hitting the Navajo Street galleries and the opening at RedLine. The most interesting part of the evening was my conversation with Brenda and Tracy at Red Line.
Saturday was spent running errands and doing household chores. I manage to work out even though I was sore from the new trainer’s program. Saturday evening I ended up at the Apple Store as the camera on my iPhone stopped working. Apple replaced the phone at no cost since the warranty had not expired.
Sunday was a lazy day. I slept in, made brownies, ate lunch and took a nap. I didn’t shower until mid-afternoon. I met up with Double A before going to beer bust at The Wrangler’s new location. I ran into many friends I hadn’t seen for most of the summer. It was a lot of fun but most everyone agreed the music was too loud.
Double A and I went to the Walnut Room in RiNo for pizza afterwards. I haven’t spent a lot of time with Double A given our different schedules and the fact that he lives so far north I feel like I’m driving to Montana when I go to his house. It was good to spend time with him. Double A has decided to sell his house and move back into his condo in the city. It will be good to have him back in town.
On Monday, I got a text from Cindi. She thanked me taking her to the abstract show. She also said she can’t believe the looseness of her work after seeing the DAM show and Emilio’s work at Havu. That made me smile and warmed my heart. I had been nagging Cindi for weeks to see the abstract show. Now, I’m glad I was a nag.