Hi friends and family,
Backing up a bit on the timeline. Last March, on our way back from London, we stopped once again in NY and went to a few of the Armory shows.
One great aspect to sending these emails out is that our friends can follow where we are and sometimes we meet up with them in faraway places. Salustiano, our dear Spanish friend, with his beautiful family: wife, Angela, also an artist, and son Horacio -- were in town for the Armory show.
|Happy to see each other in front of Salustiano's paintings; Era and Angela|
We ended up having a wonderful mini reunion of artist friends from The Missing Peace show hosted by the exuberant and lovely Katarina Wong and her charming Michael. Katarina, who is part Chinese and part Cuban, let the Cuban side come shining thru with a delicious stew, black beans, lovely salads.
|Katarina, thank you for exhausting yourself (old Japanese saying)|
|Katarina, Salustiano, Michael, Angela and Horacio|
|Calvert from the Rena Bransten Gallery, standing in front of Hung Liu prints published by Magnolia Editions.|
We promised you a picture of John Glatt, our nephew. Standing next to him is lovely Savina. Living the New York life.
|Back to Magnolia; a month and a half of remodeling|
|The chaos before the calm|
Meanwhile our usual art projects are still moving along.
|Tallulah preparing to start an elaborate glazing and printing process; Magnolia proprietary|
|Maya drying the glazes|
Deborah Oropallo working with Tallulah on the flatbed press. Almost finished Chuck Close glazed tiles in the foreground.
|Era with Jefferson at Radio Robot with some Hung Liu deer cutouts, later printed, edited with sanding and installed at Hung's show at the San Jose Museum of Art.|
|Era in front of Hung Liu's deers at the San Jose Museum. The amazing Hung Liu also had one-person shows at the Oakland Museum and Mills College in the last several months.|
|Maya and Ken busy "weeding" (removing red iron oxide coated protective tape) from a John Buck project|
|Nicholas unpacking the mo' better, faster, powerful laser cutter. Now we just have to get it working.|
Writing this now from our friend Annie's beautiful landscaped backyard in Southern France, near Marseilles. Crickets, sun and warm, not hot.