On Friday, 10/6, I drove 3 hours south on I-5 to Salem, OR , where I got to catch up with my old high school sweetheart Billy B and his lovely wife Jane M, who have just relocated to Corvallis from California. We walked around town a little bit, and then went to a Mexican restaurant, where we tried and enjoyed pomegranate margaritas for the first time, it was fun.
I was in Salem to do a family day workshop at the Hallie Ford Museum on Saturday, in conjunction with the Recycled Art Show there. The event was well attended, and so I kept busy for 4 hours, helping everyone turn fabric scraps and telephone wire into snakes and other creatures by adding buttons and beads and other stuff.
I have one piece, “Three Musicians/Klezmorim,” included in the Recycled Art Show. Ross Palmer Beecher, Marita Dingus, Robert Yoder, Bill Fleming, Russ Morgan, and Rik Nelson (whose work with recycled art and the community I really admire) and other WA, OR and MT artists have work in this show. The Northwest is full of great artists working with recycled materials; I hope we get more Recycled Art Shows in even bigger venues sometime soon.