But I have been working madly to finish the projects for the Lark book. They must be mail tomorrow and then I'll still have the writing portion of the work to do -- but it can be emailed, so I have a bit of time on that.
So, instead, I'll just post a few quick pictures and a few quick thoughts.
We went to see the William H. Johnson exhibit titled World on Paper. Have you ever heard of William H. Johnson? I hadn't until I had a conversation with Sonji about African American visual artists. I couldn't name a single one. Poets, dancers, musicians, playwrights, novelists, etc ... sure sure sure, but a painter? Sculpter? Nope. So I studied a bit and William H. Johnson's name kept coming up. And then the exhibit came to town. I really wanted to go see it and I wanted my kids to see it. It was excellent.
Three Friends by William H. Johnson, 1944-45
This reminds me a bit of Pamela Allen's work. (Scroll down to "Two Sisters." The hair shapes, the eyes, the color, the composition...)
The grounds were lovely too.There were several sitting rooms in the lobby with interesting quotes on the walls.
And interesting people in the chairs.
Can you read the quotes? (I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way -- things that I had no words for. Georgia O'Keefe)