Thanks to those who left a comment for the sticker giveaway. There were pretty good odds for the winners, Michael Kline for the AK sticker and the Grrrd sticker going to Cowgirl Goods! E-mail me your address and I’ll pop them in the mail Monday. Another big winner on Friday was ME! The 1% For Art proposal "Bicycle Bloom" I submitted was selected as one of the five new outdoor sculptures that will be part of the Mt. View Drive Art Pole Project. With some minor design revisions to the original proposal I hope to start the production this winter with an expected installation date of Spring 2010. The location of “Bicycle Bloom” is currently slated for the corner of Mt. View Drive and Bragaw intersection. Pending the approval of the new
Credit Union One building project engineers, because as I understand the sculpture would be part of their easement. Great location and even better visibility!
Other Friday night winners were all of the Casting For Recovery Art Bras! The opening celebration welcomed a packed house and bids on all of the bid sheets. It was fun to finally be able to visit the new 2 Friends Gallery. I had one of the “2 Friends” owners, also my friend, Georgia Blue pose at the start of the evening’s festivities. There was plenty of food and beverages and the CFR volunteers glowed wearing their bright pink fly fishing shirts. Thanks 2 Friends for hosting such a wonderful kick-off! The bras will be on display throughout the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness month) and all bid sheets and bras will gather for a special closing exhibition and final sale on Friday, November 6th at Half Moon Creek Gallery
in Anchorage. Here is an Anchorage Daily News link Fran Durner has put together (and a link to her Garden Blog). To see some of the Art Bras, scroll down to "Uplifting Art" and you'll see a selection of the clever, humorous, thoughtful, reflective and all original creations.
I had an apprentice visit my shop on Friday. My friend Steve Gordon and I welded up some armatures for his life drawing class he is teaching at Alaska Pacific University. Steve was a quick study but I admit it was a bit satisfying to show off my skills that I sometimes take for granted. Don’t worry my ego is completely in check –I’ve taken classes from Steve and have been put squarely in place more than once! Steve is an extremely talented painter, sculptor and
craftsman, choosing to build all of his own canvases and works with only the finest of materials. It was fun having someone to work with Friday, I forget how lonely it can be working on your own the majority of the time and I realized just how loud I keep the music, I had to keep turning it down so we could hear one another talk!