I had a good time with my cousin, boyfriend, and sister at the Kokeshi show at Subtext in Little Italy tonight. Everyone looked happy, the music was good, and the art was AWESOME. I want EVERYTHING in that store! I especially liked the $500 Joy Ang doll and the 2008 Jeff Soto calendar.
Kokeshi group show at Subtext. Opening reception : Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 6-10pm
"In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national
holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour – Subtext
and guest curator, Christina Conway, have carefully selected over 75
artists from 13 different countries to customize traditional Japanese
Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of
Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen
during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to
symbolize Japan to people around the world."
I had a great time tonight at the San Diego Art Institute. Met a lot of great artists, including Barclay Osborn, and re-met designer Ginger, who gave me the opportunity to display my creations in such a wonderful venue with such wonderful people. The poetry was fabulous, and the digital art was beautiful.
I was also asked to have coffee by NY poet, Brian (to which I replied, "I have a boyfriend"), met a hair-less dog wearing a coat (see picture, left), and met a fellow card designer and a jewelry designer. Looking forward to hanging out at Landlord Jim's with them one Thursday!