Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NYC to Amherst, VA - days 3+4

I left NYC in the morning and headed to do a month long social media residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). located in rural Virginia on property owned by Sweet Briar College. It was about a 9 hour drive and I arrived just in time for dinner.  As part of the residency, we were given a studio, a separate bedroom and fed three meals a day.

Sunrise leaving NYC
Lincoln tunnel
Self portrait on the road 
pit stop 
My trusty Matrix
Not entirely true ...
on the road 
Maryland welcome center
more highway driving
Big beautiful bridge in Delaware (?)
My trusty dashboard owl 
Sunset in Virginia
Sculpture that greets you at VCCA
ut oh, who's that?
view of VCCA from my room's porch
cow on the VCCA property

horse on the property
Sculpture in the day time in front of our dorm
my studio
studio buildings are in an old barn 
Miles-389, Trip total 725. Original dates  December 28+29, 2012

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Boston + NYC - days 1+2

The day after Christmas, I left Maine for Boston with my sister, Emma and her/our friend Jura.  I was planning on dropping them off on my way to NYC but decided to stay when offered a ticket to the Roots, which turned out to be a perfect way to start this adventure.  Justin and Amy (who I met at a wedding in Maine last summer) met us for drinks before the show.
Self portrait with Emma + Jura, Maine to Boston
95 South 
Emma orders Thai like a boss 
Amy and Justin meet us for margaritas
The Roots at The House of Blues
Cab ride with Emma & Jenny to the glass slipper
?uestlove dj set at underbar
The next morning I drove to my cousin Tara's place in Manhattan.  Not only did I get on street parking in front of her building, it was safe for the night.   When I posted a photo to Facebook, my friend from Maine, Brett called because his flight was cancelled and he was also in NYC, only blocks away.   We all met for a drink at Maialino where another friend was working.  Tara and I grabbed burgers on our way home and caught up on her couch.
Heading to NYC
Pizza stop on the mass pike
heading south 
rain storm
parking spot on 5th ave. directly in front of Tara's building!
Brett meets us for a drink
Shake Shack 
Madison Square park
336 miles. Two days. December 26 + 27, 2012

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Adventures in Miami

I met Julia and Jeff when the Hampshire College Alumni Association sent out an e-mail about a Art Basel party at their house.  I didn't have a place to stay in Miami, so I was trying to figure out if I was going when I got the e-mail.  I Facebook'd Julia and also asked a mutual former FB friend/professor Sura Levine if she thought Julia might be receptive to putting me up for the week (a lot to ask a total stranger).   They warmly welcomed me into their beautiful home and fed me delicious meal after  
delicious meal.  Julia works at the elementary school that her kids attend and Jeff owns an ad agency

I met Matt A in Portland at some point in Portland during the late 80's.  I have seen him throughout the years when he comes to Maine or I go to Miami for the art fairs.  Matt is also a photographer, and a jack of all trades.  He captained boats for many years and is currently helping to restore parts of the Filmore.
I took the bus to South Beach on Saturday night, and then I photographed him on Sunday.

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