Hints of things to come

Last week, was busy, with all the rain and weather goings on, I went to Michael Dickter‘s studio in Ballard. Always one of my favorite tasks is going to an artist studio and checking out the newest work, and catching up on each others lives, and some local Art World gossip. Gallery’s that are opening, not many, and  gallery that are closings, four….  Sad state of affairs.

Michael Dickter, in the studio

Michael Dickter, in the studio

Later that day, Members Monday, went to SAM (Seattle Art Museum), saw the current show of the later works of the amazing Spanish painter, Joan Miro…. Well organized, and beautifully displayed show consisting of the artist’s later, less iconographic works and seldom seen,  large scale oil paintings and found object/created bronze sculpture.  Go see before it closes on May 26.

Some of you, might know of my love of ballroom dancing. I recently got involved with a performance piece that will be unveiled on Saturday, May 3rd at 4 pm, the Recipe for Love. This creation, a springtime celebration created by the city of Redmond’s artist in residence, the fabulous singer Lucia Neare‘s Theatrical Wonders. This performance is truly a gift in creativity, fun and love to the city of Redmond to encourage creativity, and there will be CAKE served to all.. Having never participated in this process before, it has been a wonderful learning experience. Remember the date… will be FUN….

A character in Recipe for Love.

A character from Theatrical Wonder’s performance piece  Recipe for Love.

To end this past week, yes I am working at the gallery (just in case you were wondering) went to Western Washington University to see the Hilary Hahn, the wonderfully talented violinist. This event presented by The Bellingham Festival of Music  took place in the intimate Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The pianist, Cory Smythe accompanied her. The experience and excellance of the music was enriching heart filling time. music ranged from traditional classical to modern work for piano and violin.

hilaryhahn-1(1)An outstanding performance merited a standing ovation, and an encore. Bravo!

 

 

 

 

 

About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.
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