Friday, April 15, 2011

Never Can Say: Goodbye

In a way it's only fitting and just that I do my final show in Sacramento at Luna's Cafe.  Back in 1994, Beyond the Proscenium Productions did it's very first show, Tips by Richard Kamback there.  Over 15 years has elapsed and this time it was an art show rather than a theatre show, but Art Luna, the cafe's owner has always been there for me as an artist, no matter what the genre.

My friend Pauline Tolman, an outstanding metal sculptor who has done several public art projects in the state, was there and did me the huge favor of documenting the show with this series of photos.

Another artist friend, Marianne Bland is now writing about art for the Sacramento Examiner and here's the link to her story.

It was great fun and yes, some folks got free prints just because I'm a generous person and I didn't want to move all of them.. I'd much rather my art go to a good home than stay boxed up in my studio.

This is my "Homage to Vermeer" digital painting based on an iPod photo and appropriated imagery.  It was purchased by Genvieve Shiroma, one of my long time supporters.  A big thank you to everyone who came and especially those who purchased work - you have my undying gratitude.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pretty Pictures

I'm really having a blast doing head shots for folks.  I can remember when I first started to get serious about photography, I never thought that I would be a good portrait photographer.  When I started doing editorial photos for the theatre company (Beyond the Proscenium), I thought to myself .. hmmm ... and how is this different?

Then last year, my friend George Streng and I started the Women's Wisdom Portrait Project, where we went over the Sacramento Food Bank, where Women's Wisdom Art holds court, to photograph the women who are students there and the local artists who are instructors.  Of course we did a twist to the project by also shooting their art work made in the program and integrating that into the portraits. 

So I must offer deep thanks and gratitude to both George and all the women we photographed for giving me the courage to forge ahead adding portrait photography to my bag of tricks.  My latest client is Bonnie Rollin, a terrific ceramic artist here in Sacramento.