November 29, 2009

Philadelphia Museum of Art

About 2 weeks ago we participated in a show that is put on by the women's committee of The Philadelphia Museum of art as one of it's major fundraisers. During our time in Philly, we met our friends George and Melissa, who both work at the museum, there for lunch and a tour.


Melissa was an assistant curator on this special exhibition of Marcel Duchamp........we had been hearing of her working hard on the exciting research of putting this show together over the last year.
We had an incredibly special treat of Melissa taking us thru the show, explaining how the pieces were found and all the details of installation.


Since art school, I had been intrigued by The Large Glass, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even
and here it was
(took these, without flash, thought it was ok till I was corrected!)

Walking out to the Gorky show, we also caught these Ellsworth Kelly,
any of which I would be happy to live with




November 27, 2009

Washington, D.C., seeing some sites

Sometimes traveling to shows we take a day to take in some sites. This trip I went to a booksigning by Madeline Albright. Below she is asking me about my nationality and name which she pronounced perfectly, saying I know, as I am Czech!


Our hotel was just a few blocks from the Capital, so I ran down the night the House was voting on health care to take a few pix and send some good vibes

Monday after the show was unseasonable warm and beautiful so we took a walk down to The Mall and discovered a Roxy Paine "Dendroid" sculpture by the ice skating rink in the National Gallery sculpture park. I think we caught it in it's first week there! You may have seen my earlier post on the roof of the Met in New York with his work.


Newseum

Absolutely my favorite spot, the Newseum, on Pennsylvania Avenue.
News is how we tell our story; culture, politics, world events,all so moving, whether it be a huge screen joyous film of Woodstock at 40, actual sections of the Berlin Wall, or other dark spots in our history, I became very emotional a number of times. Give it a day.
There is a veranda and nice view of the city also, to take a break







Checkpoint Charlie

Loudspeakers blasting news over the wall from west to east




Part of the World Trade Center transmitting tower, and other views see from the huge glass elevator





November 21, 2009

CraftWestport

This weekend! These shoppers never miss a show

November 15, 2009

If you're in Philadelphia.......

It's the last 4 hours to shop the Museum craft show at the convention
cente! Come see us in booth 715

November 11, 2009

Best in Show, The Philadelpha Museum Show

The best flowers, always
The best bartender, Juwan
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The best artist, Robert Farrell
The best server, Terry
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Best fashion that came in to try on our cape
The best aisle, the 700's, Toshiki talking to our neighberAlign Center furniture maker Bradford Smith

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The shoppers came out for the opening party!

November 7, 2009

The Washington Craft Show

I am standing here listening to the wonderful Madeline Albright speak
about her collection of pins at the Washiongton Craft Show

November 3, 2009

Two Important shows

We are on our way to D.C tomorrow,

The Washington Craft Show

and the following week to


These two shows are the best in the
country, not to be missed.

We are still putting the finishing
touches on some pieces, so come see
our efforts, we are well stocked with
new shearlings!