Had an interesting trip up to Rochester, New Hampshire on Friday night. We were heading up to see a show at artstream, where Abby's work was exhibited last year. Shortly after leaving here we hit massive traffic jams, very stressful for me at the end of a not-so-hot work week. We then had 30 minutes of smooth sailing, followed by forty minutes of white knuckle driving in a massive electrical storm, with some of the heaviest rain I've ever seen. Ever. Got to the gallery, had a glass of wine, and met the artists Lisa Congdon and Lisa Solomon - this picture is of your humble servant shaking hands with Lisa Solomon, and Lisa Congdon is standing in the background:
The patterned dress that you can glimpse under my arm is Abby, who I must say looked adorable on Friday night, as she so often does.
Always suckers for a new piece of artwork, we bought "Realgar" by Lisa Solomon:
Realgar is a mineral, a natural ore form of cyanide. I remember it will from my geology days. This piece has Arabic text, skulls and is mixed media. And orange. How can it not be awesome? I predict a fight to keep it out of Roxanne's room, as it has so many of her favorite things. Between the color and the "skullies," we might not win this one.
After seeing the show we drove to Portsmouth and had good food and awesome beer at Portsmouth Brewery, followed by a long drive home in yet another electrical storm. The rest of the weekend was fun but comparatively uneventful.