Yesterday my husband and I went out to The Hunter's Point Shipyard to an artist's studio (Lynn Rubenzer) to see a very important painting, well, important to me, because, well, it's me. I was fortunate enough to pose for Lynn about a year ago and I wanted to see how the painting was coming along. Long story short, it looked very cool. I was not depicted as myself, but rather as someone else (that's a surprise) in a series using writers as subjects. She will be showing the painting in a series in the future at a local gallery. I am not the only Red Room member to pose for her and so, I'm sure when a show opens, there will be a buzz on the site.
Overall it was a great visit, as I was reminded that I was able to help her with her project and she was able to immortalize me (even though you'd never know it was me) in a painting. When I asked my husband about what he liked and didn't like, after touring numberous studios, he replied, and I quote, "I'm kind of a bitch about art." I had no idea. He proceeded to explain that he knows what he likes, and does not like to have to explain why, and people should just accept it without defense. Sounds reasonable, especially since we weren't the people who bought a painting for 4K while we were in the studio. Wherever you live I hope that you have the opportunity to support local art, and, especially, to support the merging of the two forms of creative expression.
Causes Katherine McWilliams Supports
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation jdrf.org Macula Vision Research Foundation mvrf.org Washington Office on Latin America wola.org/juarez