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Sunday, January 25, 2009

In Progress

Was in the studio Sunday and got some work done. Feels pretty good after a couple months off. the studio is TRASHED! Here are a few paintings in progress.

MoAD Opening Reception with Museum Director and Curators


After the artist talk, we headed to Union Square and Heather spotted this shop called Cask. She picked up a bottle of Whiskey and I know we'll be back! Check out this bottle! Yum!

MoAD Artist Panel Discussion, Jan. 24, 2009

Yah, that's me fixin' my glasses...I'm not pickin' my nose!
I really wasn't expecting to be a part of it, but was politely talked into it.
Great discussion amongst the artists and the audience. I always leave panel discussions or lectures wondering if I said the right thing. With my short attention span, I need more time to think about an answer. I'm getting older!

Heather felt I had to represent, so she got me this hat...since she lost my hat from the Corcoran Museum in DC. Thanks babe!

MoAD Reception, January 23, 2009

I was really surprised at the number of people who came out to see the show at MoAD Friday evening and party with the artists. Met alot of great people and artists in the show, not to mention all my good friends who came out. I really appreciate your support! The exhibit was curated by Erica Agyeman and Demetri Broxton and runs till March 8th.

My painting made a nice backdrop for the DJ. I think the curators might have been a bit worried during installation. It nestled in there with just enough breathing room. I wish I had better lighting in my studio. I'm always shocked when I see my paintings in a gallery setting.

The Exec. Director of MoAD.

These paintings were on the second floor of the museum.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Getting Back to Work!

Kind of strange getting back into the studio. This painting is coming along and should be done soon. I think I'm still feeling a bit lazy from all the time off. Got a call from a good friend who invited me to show in Fresno in July. With that, it's time to ramp up.


Stopped by MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora) this past Saturday and picked up some announcements. While I was there I ran up to the second floor to see how my painting looked installed. I was wondering how a 10 foot tall painting would look on a 12 foot tall wall. Well, I think it looks fine and it's in a great spot. As you come up to the second floor from the stairs and turn right, there it is directly in front of you on the far wall. Here's the scoop on the exhibit.

Decoding Identity: I Do it for My People

January 23, 2009 – March 8, 2009

Forging a personal identity gives rise to a unique voice that transcends stereotypical barriers. The works of 20 diverse artists challenge cultural and ethnic prejudices and question issues of religion, sexuality, race, and gender. Ultimately, Decoding Identity heals the dynamic tension between individual and collective identities.

Includes works by: Lorraine Bonner, Ed and Linda Calhoun, Christopher Carter, Lalla Essaydi, John Yoyogi Fortes, Chaz Guest, David Huffman, Clint Imboden, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Annette Lawrence, Kelly Marshall, Wardell Milan, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Adrienne Pao, Jefferson Pinder, Dario Posada, Danny Ramirez, Manuel Rios, Blue Wade, and David Yun

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eric Kent Wine Cellars

Eric Kent Wine Cellars has my page up, but the studio and artwork shots are coming soon. Click on the photo to see the website.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Time to quit being a Couch Potato

The last time I was in the studio to paint was late November. I finally got in there this last Sunday to freeze my ass off, but managed to get some painting in before calling it quits. This one is still in progress.

Actually I quit when Heather came over to take some candid pictures of me for the Eric Kent Wine Cellars website. Here's the label. Not sure when the bottle will be out and the pictures uploaded to their site.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Michele

Michele Meunnig had her 50th birthday party this past weekend and we had a great time. Lots of food and art. A great combo to say the least. Here's a shot of Coco chatting it up with Juan Carlos Quintana, Michele's husband.


I know this isn't about art, but I just finished shooting and editing a short piece about firefighters and firehouse kitchens. The video is a partner piece for Raley's Something Extra Magazine which has an article and recipes from various CAL FIRE Firehouse's in Northern California. This one was shot in Napa.

To see the video, click on the photo.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish everyone visiting my blog a Happy New Year. Let's see what we can make of this year with a new President, new hope, new ideas and new friends.