I have written here several times about my dislike for the month of August, most recently in a post from last year called Cruel August. This year’s events have not changed my mind one bit. But today mercifully ends August and there is the somewhat more soothing feel of September and October on the way.
Here’s what is on my calendar for the next month or so:
There are only a couple of days left before my show, Contact, comes off the walls at the West End Gallery in Corning. The show ends this Friday, September 2, so if you want to take a look at this year’s show, please get into the West End in the next day or so.
On September 17, I will be giving my annual Gallery Talk at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. This is my 14th talk at the Principle and it is always a pretty good time. It’s a simple matter of combining some good folks, good conversation, a few confessions and the chance to win one of my paintings at the end of it all. And a little more. There are more details that will be revealed in the next week or so. As I said, it’s Saturday, September 17, beginning at 1 PM.
Then then following week, I head up to beautiful Keuka Lake where I will again lead a two-day workshop for the Arts Center of Yates County. Last year’s workshop was my first foray into teaching and, despite the initial apprehension that I wrote about here on the blog, was a wonderful and fulfilling experience. I was amazed at the amount of info the attendees absorbed and the great progress they made in two days. It was very satisfying and I am excited to be at it again this year. The workshop runs on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23 from 9-4 each day. For more info click here. You can also call them at 315-536-8226.
After that, it’s on to this year’s last solo show, Part of the Plan, which opens October 29th at the Kada Gallery in Erie, PA. It’s been two years since my last show at the Kada, which has represented my work for over 20 years now, and I am eager to show some new work in this show. There will be more details upcoming on this show but mark your calendar.