The month of May opens with a great group show at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca on Friday May 6, then an open studio from 10-3 pm at the Mink Gallery, 614 North Cayuga Street.
One week later I'm in Buffalo for the Echo Art Fair at the OSC Manufacturing, 1001 East Delavan in Buffalo NY. The first Echo was held at the old Central Train Station on Buffalo's East Side, then moved to other locations. Now it's back in what promises to be a great setting.
Feeling the weight of history these days, the untimely death of Cornell's president Beth Garrett, the passing of our son Dan three years ago last month, my mother three years ago this month, my father in June of 2014- feelings of nostalgia, as much as loss, and as I age, the sense of a limited horizon. So why not put some thoughts down?
Thanks to colleague Allen Smith http://allencsmith.blogspot.com/ who went around photograping every booth at the former American Axle Plant on East Delevan in Buffalo for the two and a half day fair. The huge industrial space let the thousands of attendees have room to look and wander. The vibe was professional and upscale without being "snooty"; this is the fifth fair, the next one scheduled for 2018.
Most of the minis sold, booth got rearranged by the second day.
Former drama teacher at University of Buffalo in the early seventies, still a stalwart and star at Shakespeare in the Park.
Old old friend, though he's STILL younger than me. Newly-elected President of the Board of the Buffalo Arts Studio.
New friend from Echo- next door neighbor, felt like I've known her and her fabulous family forever.