Before Yosemite in May, this season
kicked off on April 17. Five hundred people were with Rick Bartow
during his opening reception at the University of Oregon Art Museum
in Eugene. The celebration was a good pairing for his perfectly titled exhibit, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain. This was a must do, and I did. Being in Oregon for 45 years, this gathering was a gift.
Astoria Artists Annual Open Studio Tour: July 25-26
Here’s global history, our Astoria where Jefferson gave the nod to Astor a few years after Lewis and Clark. No disappointment at the awesome confluence of the Pacific and Columbia water. Creativity lives and mingles in community. Friendly, enthused visual artists greet. Need relief from urban pretense? Astoria aroma, people, and waterfront seem far from the boring chase of the momentary. Astoria public radio stations are excellent. Go next summer. Between now and then get and read from you library or independent bookseller: Astoria by Peter Stark.
Just put on your Sailin Shoes.
Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, http://www.astoriaartists.org/, Astoria
a 17th Century Inuit Poem
Song by a Woman
Long will be my journey
on the earth.
It seems as if
I’ll never get beyond
the footprints that I make . . .
Posting next month: September studies and visits with Sarkis Antikajian and Earl Newman