First Friday #23

Is been a while since I’ve blogged, and so I thought that I’d get back in the swing of things by going over this last First Friday. This last Friday was a beautiful day and I think that had an effect on our crowds. They continue to be somewhat small. I think Banana Factory artists … More First Friday #23

First Friday #22

I’ve taken a step back from my blog over the last few weeks so that I can focus on finishing up my semester at Muhlenberg College, which wrapped this week. And, so I haven’t had a chance to write about First Friday, which was about a week ago now. My memory of that day is … More First Friday #22

First Friday #20

First Friday was a few days ago now and I’ve had some time to reflect on the evening. It started out strangely for me as I was considering not going to the open house at all. That afternoon I had a long lunch with Michelle Neifert and quipped that we should play hooky for once … More First Friday #20

In the Studio #40

I finally managed to work on The sixth Pilot painting this week after a couple weeks of delays in getting the supplies. It’s interesting to me to see this one unfold. Each of the paintings in this group began with a series of layers meant to give each piece a unique surface texture and this … More In the Studio #40

First Friday #19

Last night was First Friday for February at the Banana Factory and it was a very active night. It seems that the folks that run the show at the art center are finally making certain that the event is well attended. Both January and February’s events were both nicely packed and last night in particular … More First Friday #19

Ephemerama #32

After 4 years in the academic teaching wilderness I’ve returned to college level teaching this spring. I’m teaching a printmaking course at Muhlenberg College, Print 1 to be specific. I thought I’d talk a little about what I’d like to cover in this class, and go through some of my fears in prepping the course. … More Ephemerama #32

First Friday #18

Our First Friday of the new year went off without a hitch, and though it was lightly attended I had some good conversations and got around the building for once. The night began with a nice little happy hour attended by  Erin Anderson Michelle Neifert Deb Slahta and myself – our monthly beer and bourbon … More First Friday #18

Ephemerama #30

I though with only a few more days left in the year, that it was a good time to do a year-in-review in art. My friend Michelle Neifert and I began this year saying that it would be the best year ever. It was our mantra, a toast we’d say whenever we got together for … More Ephemerama #30