In the blue polka-dot scarf is Diane Olivier, an extraordinary artist who teaches at City College who I will be accompanying to Morocco for a wonderful art-making opportunity. On the other side of me is Sandy Yagi, another extraordinary artist who I admire. The gallery is run by another extraordinary artist, Anna Conti, whose landscapes of the San Francisco waterfront are incredible. I felt very lucky to be in such company!
Here on the wall is Honeybee from my Dreamers series, a 3-plate yellow, ochre and black etching.
They put two of my works that I've never exhibited before in unusual, perfect little spots. Above: my little ink-on-wood New Year Misogi Imp in the fireplace. Below: my spider-web cocoon ladies nestled between nests.
This lovely lady above purchased a black and white version of one of my linocuts. The gallery drew quite a crowd all through the evening, and they were the kind of people that really wanted to dialogue about art. I think it was one of my most favorite receptions and exhibitions; the look of it, the feel of it, the people who came, the sales, all of it.