Saturday, June 23, 2007

After the Rain

Thanks to Ron, we were treated to a ramble through our garden with gardening expert Ellie. That is...until the thunder and lightning started...we didn't want to lose all the members of FOG in one swift bolt! There was a milder thunderstorm in the late afternoon, but then the sun came out. I was able to get these photos of the rain-spotted flowers in the dappled shade in between storms.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Quiet Gesture - New Chinese Art

I finally got to take some more photos indoors and out in the museum garden after the members' reception on June 12th. It was a well-attended opening, with asian cocktail snacks, an open bar, and traditional Chinese music performed on the Yangqin, guzheng, and pipa by Li,li-qun, Yang Yi, and Huo Hong. The occasional shower did nothing to put a damper on the evening.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Jazz & Art in the Garden

Last Thursday was a beautiful day at my favorite museum. First, lunch under the trees while listening to Freddie Cole and his group, a chance to take some photos after the concert, an acquisition meeting of the Friends of African Art, and a fun dinner at 27 Mix! I'll post more about the amazing sculpture after I attend the lecture tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kip's Castle is a Trip!

A beautiful Spring day to tour one of the state's last mansions of America's Gilded Age. Then a pleasant lunch, with fun conversation, at Epernay in Montclair, followed by a visit to Loupe, a gallery featuring avant-garde studio jewelry. Some of the artists' works will be in the 2008 jewelry exhibit at the Museum.

Something else I "discovered" and want to share "for your viewing pleasure." Move the cursor to the lower left corner of the photo and you see 2 icons; if you click on the small square, you get rid of the annoying slide labels (unless you are interested); if you click on the small yellow figure, it takes you to the web album and you can view a full-size slideshow. I still haven't figured out how to add music (which can be turned on or off by the viewer). Give me a month or two!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Garden in the Rain

We didn't let a few raindrops dampen our annual Garden Party on Sunday and....the flowers seemed to enjoy it! There was a great turnout, plentiful food (from chicken wings to Sushi), spiked punch, wine, and live Jazz! As some one said, "Life is Good." These are just the flower pictures. The "people" pictures are in the "by invitation only" albums.

Just click on the photo and it will take you to the Web Albums where you can watch a full size slide show.

Friday, June 01, 2007

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