Inking up!

Inking up!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My week in Los Angeles


Arrived on Monday, April 17th, as a guest in a beautiful Mission style house built in 1926. 


Hand crafted details throughout.


Tuesday, April 18th I taught 5th graders about color, emotion, and the senses 
through rubbings we made using shapes and crayons.


After class I headed to the Craft & Folk Art Museum. 
They are hosting a great book arts show as well as a gallery of Iranian artists. 

Wednesday I spent much of the day at the Getty Museum. 
Loved that concrete poetry exhibit! 
(I only took pictures of flowers.)


And then the Fowler Museum which has an excellent group of shows at the present.

Thursday it was back to school, to make rubbings with crayon and ink

as well as printing from wood and metal type. 

We designed faces and landscapes (for the most part).

Friday I spent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This is from Monsoon: Indian paintings of the Rainy Season.
I also saw Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso, 
The Inner Eye: Vision and transcendence in African Arts
and Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause.
This last was remarkably powerful. 

The evening wrapped up with the Craft in America "Nature" 
episode premier on PBS.
I was on Cloud 10 when I went to bed. 

Saturday was a print action for Earth Day at the 
Craft in America Center.
Here I am with Katherine Ng and Gaye West.
Anyone that wanted could come in and print on two 
presses I drove down to L.A. in my trunk. 
It was a very fun time meeting so many lovely people.

The next morning it was time to head home.