Both the Observer and the Explorer have been busy this past week.
The Observer sat on a filing cabinet at Erhlichs Office Supply, where Becky and her seven year old assistant Ragen had fun using office supplies in creative ways.
The Observer spent Thursday through Sunday at Childhood’s End Gallery, sitting in her wheel chair and watching the world go by. On Monday she will be moved to Rainy Day Records, where she will sit at a listening station in the window.
Meawhile, the Explorer continued to explore Olympia; after the old Carnegie Library (now Mud Bay Granary) and the old synagogue (currently K records), he sat in busy Sylvester Park with various folks, including Kris T, executive director of the Washington State Arts Commission(that’s the old Capitol Building, now the SPI offices, in the background).
On Thursday he sat in front of the library with lots of folks, including Garrett the gregarious security guard (who is also an artist), and my son Hobo Joe and me.
Friday the Explorer sat on the steps of the new synagogue, and even attended services that Sabbath evening.
Saturday was the busiest day yet: he hung out in George Kurzman’s boat all day on Budd Inlet at Percival Landing, and then went for a horse and buggy tour of downtown with Clyde and Dale Saturday night.
Monday he will take a bike ride with Bil F and then sit at a bus stop for awhile. He will sit inside the Olympia Timberland Library on the day of the HERE TODAY artists’ talk, Tuesday, September 12, but he won’t have much to say. I will, though, so come on down.