Posts tagged “art”
Mental Floss: History of the Trapper Keeper. My Trapper Keeper period ran from high school to about sophomore year of college. Back then my taste ran towards the “Designer Series” Trapper Keepers: surrealistic computer-generated 3D landscapes and colorful floating geometric shapes and chrome spheres — a very early 1990s aesthetic. This Guilty People column on […]
I had a job interview down in the Richmond area a few weeks ago, and Amy came along for the ride so we could make a small day trip of it. First stop, the opulent lobby of Highwoods One in Innsbrook, a sprawling business park in Glen Allen, VA. (Amy waited in a nearby library […]
Sunday was bright and warm. At church in the morning we heard a message from Reverend Paula Dempsey of the Alliance of Baptists and sang an Emma Lou Diemer gradual. After a Thai lunch we walked down through DC to the National Gallery, stopping by the White House and the Renwick Gallery en route.
Amy recently had an art project where she had to draw an object provided by a friend, with the story behind the object. I volunteered the 3D glasses I’d gotten at the NASA Tweetup for Juno. Here’s the drawing and the story.
It’s been a while since our last visit to Bartholdy Park near the US Botanic Gardens; we don’t live in the immediate area anymore, and for the past few years much of the park and its iconic fountain have been walled off for restoration work. Sunday after church we dropped by to check out the […]
Full Venice photoset on Flickr Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) Basilica San Marco Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) Rialto Today is reserved for the touristy stuff around San Marco: the Piazza, the Basilica, the Campanile, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge. After another breakfast of rolls and croissants and Nutella and ham at Ristorante Ribot […]
Full Venice photoset on Flickr Gallerie dell’Accademia Palazzo Grimani Awakened in the early morning by a thunderstorm, the first and only instance of inclement weather we experience in Venice. Lightning flashes outside, and a few drops of water come into the hotel room through the open window; nothing worth closing it for. On second waking, […]
We went down to Lorton, VA a couple of Saturdays ago to check out the Workhouse Arts Center open house, but left earlier in the day to drop by Gunston Hall and Mason Neck. (The latter two, while technically not in Lorton, are close enough to be considered part of the area.) Gunston Hall, home […]
We’re at the New York Academy of Art for The Ones, an exhibit of work by alumni from 1991, 2001, and 2011. Amy’s turn to show work should be in five years for The Sixes, if this pattern keeps up. Studio tours follow, with Canadian student Cory Dixon showing us around. Lots of ecorches about, […]
Full photoset here. We went to New Jersey last weekend to spend Thanksgiving with Amy’s family, and to witness the baptism of her brother Bob.