Friday, June 18, 2010

Great Art and Kindred Spirits: Part 1

Hi all,

We couldn't be more please with the first two salons of the season featuring artists Brendan Carroll and Olek! We'll be taking a much-needed summer vacation in order to prepare for the fall tour but keep an eye out for us here, on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about cool art, people and places we encounter in our travels.

Speaking of which, I've been meaning to catch everyone up on a couple of our recent (studio) visits. Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to stop by the LMCC Swing Space on Governor's Island and met some fabulous artists! Upon entering the sprawling, naturally-lit studio space, I encountered Matt Jensen's Nowhere in Manhattan project, an intriguing collection of odds-and-ends he had amassed from Governor's Island which will be on display at his upcoming exhibition there in July. We're already looking forward to it!

Next, I spent some time with the inventive Mike Estabrook (pictured above left) and the larger-than-life creatures that inhabited his studio! Good times : ) Mike discussed creating a soundtrack from traditional musical elements blended with unorthodox "instruments" such as the swish created by water in a plastic bottle. I like! Part II with more LMCC highlights to follow.

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