Sketchbooks…Last concert at On the Rise…

Catching up…

Here are sketches from September at On the Rise Bakery in Richmond, VT….I’ll miss hanging out with sketchbook…yummy dinner and a glass of wine…Farewell..thank you to the folks at On the Rise….Best of luck in your new adventures…

Welcome to Parkside Kitchen…the new owners and the owners of Kitchen Table Bistro in  Richmond…they certainly know how to make delicious food and run a restaurant…

I’m hungry already…and I always have my sketchbook…

http://kitchentablebistro.com

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Vermont Town Meeting…a sketchbook

On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters gather in schools, town halls…wherever…for Town Meeting.

What do we talk about?

In our town….you can be pretty sure…someone will bring up “road salt”…too much…too little…too too…it wouldn’t be town meeting without adding a little salt to the discussion….followed by a pot luck…yum!

These are sketches I just found in a sketchbook from 2012…I’ll be back at Town Meeting on Tuesday….some folks knit…I sketch…I’ll keep you posted on the salt…tcp

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Red Grooms Visits VT…sketches…and an interview……

Red Grooms in VT?…Really?

Yes. I was lucky enough to be at the Brattleboro Museum to hear him speak about his work in his interview with Stephen Hannock.

In the 1970’s, my teacher John Gundelfinger introduced me to Red Grooms’ work while I was studying at Parson’s School of Design. John, a generous teacher and wonderful artist, invited me to his studio…my first visit to a real artist’s loft in Soho…I’d been drawing on subways as well as making life size people out of pantyhose.

John gave me a wonderful silk screen by Red Grooms of a wild street drawing of Madison Ave…that Red had given him–“The Discount Store”. John said…”look at this…get out on the street…draw…”

John also apologized for giving me an unsigned print.

A turning point in my career as a young artist…I ended up letting go of my studies in “fashion illustration”….looking for a new direction…I went down the hall…and
stumbled into Maurice Sendak’s class.

Now 2013…I’m still drawing on the streets and subways…and making picture books. Thank you John. Thank you Red for signing my print last night.

This wonderful show is up through October 20th…it is worth the trip to Brattleboro…I’m going to see it again…tcp

http://www.brattleboromuseum.org/2013/05/20/red-grooms-whats-the-ruckus/

http://www.wwo.org/document.doc?id=213

Ps…and I have a show up at the Brooks Memorial Library through the end of October…serendipity?….hmmmm.

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Concert at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, VT…sketching with Mendelssohn & the Burlington Ensemble

Bernard Herrmann…Giovanni Bottesini…& Mendelssohn….

The concert by the Burlington Ensemble was lovely…so much so…we went twice…once to the Monitor Barn in Richmond, VT and again to the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.

These sketches are from the closing concert for the Summer Serenade Series at the Coach Barn. I was mesmerized watching Rachel Calin perform on the double bass. …The cellist Ariana Falk commented that it was like watching someone dance with an elephant!….I’ll have to share that comment with Elephant and Gracie….tcp

Thank you to the musicians for the wonderful concerts…if you missed them…I’m sorry…but you can still catch their winter concerts…Here’s a link to the website for The Burlington Ensemble…

http://www.burlingtonensemble.com

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Concert at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, VT…Opening Night with Burlington Ensemble

Sketches from the opening concert…Summer Serenades 2013…another fabulous concert with the Burlington Ensemble…Vivaldi, Bruch….Picnic…Shelburne Farms Sunset…part of the proceeds for this concert went to benefit VT Feeds…perfect night!

You still have time to catch a concert!…This week!…Pack a picnic…Enjoy…Support live music in Vermont…and a non-profit…

The Burlington Ensemble will be at:

August 7th…Basin Harbor, Vergennes, VT

August 8th…The West Monitor Barn, Richmond, VT

August 9th…Castleton State College, Castleton, VT

August 10th…The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, VT

Here’s a link to their website:  http://www.burlingtonensemble.com/

warning…if you go…you may end up in my sketchbook!…tcp

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Chicago table art…another sketchbook…

I love the street art in Chicago…I didn’t leave any of my art on the street…you can find mine in bookstores and libraries…but I did leave sketches in a restaurant…I brought some drawings back to Vermont in my sketchbook.

I could have brought home more sketches…but I got into trouble at The Art Institute of Chicago!!!…more on that later…tcp

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BEA…Sketchbooks and Elephant in New York City…

As I get Elephant ready for ALA…I am looking over my notes from BEA.
My problem with note taking is that my pen is constantly distracted by people in the room….even when I am looking at the backs of heads.

My packing list for ALA:
Elephant & Gracie…
Sketchbook & favorite pen…tcp

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Sketchbook…On the Rise Concert with Red Tail Ring…

I’ve been busy traveling with Elephant. It is good to be back in Vermont…and another great evening of live music at On the Rise Bakery in Richmond.

Lucky for us… Red Tail Rising made their way here from Kalamazoo. They have more shows in VT…and from the looks of their concert schedule…I’m going to just miss their show in Chicago. Catch them if you can. Bring a sketchbook.

Here’s a link to ON THE RISE and their concert schedule…great music & great food…brunch yum…tea cakes….deadly….roasted veggie and goat cheese pizza for dinner…a favorite….their veggie garden is growing right out front!

http://www.ontherisemusic.net/

Here’s a link to Red Tail Ring….we came home with one of their CD’s…more music to play in my studio!

http://www.redtailring.com/

Summer is here….a great a time to listen to live music…what’s in your area?….tcp

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More Concert Sketches…

 

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