North Bend and Bandon Shows
Here is a short report on my
last two shows. First, a one-day show-and-tell in August
in Bandon at "2nd Street Gallery" together
with my friend Dale Wells; second, as guest artists in
North Bend at the "Artists Loft" in September.
I'll start with the latter.
"Musicians and their Instruments" was my theme in
North Bend. The ladies most helpful in putting the show and
publicity together were Patsy Billington, Barbara
Mahon and Sharon Backues, primary artists at the
"Artist Loft." Thanks also to Leslie Wolf for
helping with the transport of all the stuff and being a good
listener to my chamber jazz. Yes, I played the keyboard - on
and off - during the reception, alternating with Madilain
McCullan (flute) and Jerry Schneider (guitar and
vocal). The acoustic in the hall was outstanding and the music
well liked by the Art Walkers (the reception was part of Coos
Bay Area's 2nd Thursday Art Walk). It was a most enjoyable evening
for me, mainly because of the warm friendship extended to me
by both the local artists and musicians. My art will hang there
until the next Coos Bay Art Walk on October 11.
At the 2nd Street Gallery in Bandon,
Dale Wells and I gave two one-day "performances,"
the first on on July 29 and the second on August 19, as part
of the Gallery's "Meet the Artist" summer program.
Originally we were scheduled to have separate events, but the
gallery owner, Richard Rahmlow, agreed with us it would
be better if we did the same program both days: Dale demonstrating
and I playing the keyboard. And that's what we did. Charles
of Charleston, a well-known local marine painter, whom we
knew from previous exhibits at Coos Art Museum, showed up for
a visit and made sure Dale and I behaved properly. Richard had
assembled display panels around us where we could display our
art and brag about it to the visitors. Richard, an accomplished
photographer and teacher, also took a few photos (the last five
of the series attached to this report).