I’m sitting at my day job that I really do like, counting down the minutes. It has been a crazy two weeks for personal reasons, but I think the ghosts are finally gone and I can finally move forward. I also finally broke down and adopted the sweetest kitten. I feel so guilty leaving her at home all day, hence my readiness to go home.
Sonya (2 months)
Friday, pre kitten, I had a very interesting day that really started the moment I finally found a parking spot over by Westminster. I had made an appointment to see Jyll Ethier-Mullen about a piece of art that is currently hanging in the INDEPENDENTS show. I’ve been obsessing about a couple of pieces in the exhibit, but one paycheck at a time. I will be taking home a Ryan McEntee canvas around the middle of November. I am still thinking about the Sam Kashuk I mentioned when I reviewed the show. In addition to the new piece, I also had the chance to talk to Joe Skorupa who curated the show. He, Jyll, and I had a really great discussion about the state of the art scene in Providence and there is a definite discrepancy. We asked questions that none of us have answers to, I think Joe being back in Providence will certainly be interesting. He’s got the curators bug, he just needs the space. Another pop up venture?
Friday night I made my way over to Amigos for the launch of a new ‘zine and the work of Vinny Martin who works over at OKO in New Bedford. It was a small collection of photographs, one of which I adored and bought. When I asked Martin to sign the photo, he admitted he had never signed any of his work before, to which I replied, well you’re going to have to start. The pictures definitely reminded me of what this Mission Hill MassArt apartment used to look like on a Saturday night after a small friendly drunken get together. I chose an image that reminded me of skinny dipping with my high school boyfriend.. and mermaids =]
I can’t speak highly enough about Amigos. Nick and Kerry are always so open and kind. I admit that I am constantly trying to find a way to let more people know about them while trying to pitch them ideas. I can’t help it. There is no other place in Providence, I think, that is doing what they are doing and things like that get me so excited. Sadly, I think they are a bit more conservative.. but I keep waiting. Until then, I’ll keep buying… I might have to finally hanging.