20 December 2010
photos by Tom b.
- Alexa Chung for Madewell dress
- 60s wool coat
- H&M knit tights
- 80s leather ankle boots
- vintage wool beret
- vintage carpet bag
Friday marked Tom's last day of class before winter break so I accompanied him to the college this morning, in part to help him pick up a couple of packages and in part because he told me about the current art installation and how much he thought I would like it. Honestly, with the below freezing temperatures we've been having day in and day out, it takes a lot to get me out of the house these days. I bundled up in a couple of layers of tights and my Alexa Chung for Madewell dress that I've been looking for an excuse to wear. I ordered it when the collection debuted and it took about 2 months to arrive!
Anyhoo... Tom was right about the art hanging in the school's gallery right now. There are three artists exhibiting. First was Ron Klein's wall installation comprised of an array of materials from dice and poker chips to sweetgum balls and porcupine quills, all nailed right into the wall. The quills were my favorite part, but I just kept thinking about the poor person that's going to have to repair all those nail holes when the exhibit is done.
Then we saw Duncan Johnson's collages that are made using reclaimed wood, graphite and nails. These were my favorite pieces by far. The colors and textures were just perfect. I'd love the have that biggest piece in my house.
Last we saw Glenn Goldberg's pointillist flowers and birds. They were bright and cheerful and just the thing you'd love to stare at on a cold dreary day like today. In the end, I was quite glad I braved the cold to discover some new artists. Now hopefully I don't have to leave the house for the rest of the week!
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