Traditionally, throughout the hot summer months, no matter how hard artists and galleries work, the "art scene" always seems to be quiet. I have never figured out why. But this, year, I'm not going to fight it and follow suit. So, if it hasn't already been apparent, I am in full siesta mode. I'm guessing my batteries will be recharged by the time the weather begins to cool and the leaves turn colors.
In the meantime, I highly recommend these two summer art activities:
#1 is for your summer reading list. From one blogger to another, I recommend you hop on over to "Fins and Paddles" and give it a read. Please excuse my bias... but this is my wife's blog - Laura Jones. She has focused her immense talents and creativity on becoming an author. "Fins and Paddles" is a compilation of her journey as a writer and samplings of her work. The best part is she likes getting feedback. Give it a read and let her know what you think.
#2 might require a road trip (always a good summer activity). On the grounds of Nashville's Cheek Estate, glass master, Dale Chihuly and his team, have installed another glass wonderland in the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Chihuly & Co. have done this in other cities - Atlanta, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids - and received well deserved rave reviews. Simply put, Chihuly is taking glass off the pedestals and out of the galleries and creating visually stunning scenes and settings. Unparalleled work. So... gas up the car, road trip it to Nashville and catch this unique installation. The show will end on October 31.
In the meantime, I'll be pulling my sombrero low and catching a few more ZZZZs for the rest of the summer. I'll be back when the Fall gallery fairs and exhibitions roll around.