Monticello Road is a community arts project in Charlottesville, Virginia. Through photography and a series of public events and conversations, we explore how an art can be an essential, integral and everyday part of a healthy community.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stealing Summer from the Jaws of Autumn

We ran into some REALLY old friends at
Jacob Riis this weekend.

This was one of those weekends where you just have to get out--preferably near a body of water. Nevermind that we're deep into October.

So I gathered Sebastian, some sand toys, and a couple of artist friends and headed for the beach. We dug in the sand, we played chase, and--best of all--we swam. It was divine. The waves were gentle, the sand smooth, and the water was SOOOOO clear. Yes it was chilly--bracing. The day was so gorgeous and we had the wonderful beach all to ourselves with its once-glorious but now-semi-decrepit buildings aging very gracefully. The sun was bright but soft and the air so clear. It was a wonderful day.

We hopped back in the car when it started to get chilly and were home in half an hour. Unfathomable that we never left New York City.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More of the Brooklyn State of Mind

"I think that's my favorite piece in the show"
-The lady to my right in the blue shirt. Many others agreed.

Good news: my show in Clinton Hill has been extended through the month of October. It will be open weekends and by appointment through Halloween with a possible additional extension beyond that. The exhibition really looks terrific and apparently the Corcoran Group took notice.

We had a wonderful opening (thanks to everyone who stopped by!) and the weekend hours have seen steady foot traffic. On a personal level, I’m very excited to say that my "Aspirant" piece, (the ceiling one pictured above) sold to a collector in Long Island City. She’s going to try it over her bed, which for me is the ultimate position for those ceiling pieces. I wish I could fall asleep under its protective branches and be greeted by it in the morning!

If you haven’t been yet, stop by and check out the show. We’re having a party for what would have been the closing and it could be even better than the opening. A local Senegalese resto is catering and a bunch of my friends are coming. Trust me: it’s worth the trip!

Brooklyn as a State of Mind
95 Lexington Avenue (Brooklyn) [map]
Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6 p.m.
Through October

Closing Reception
Sunday October 12, 6 to 9 p.m.