Tuesday, May 24, 2011

...full of lots of cherished visiting.

Silver Spring, MD is quite a hike for us. This was a very special trip for us because we got to stay with very dear family friends in Bethesda, MD. When we were based out of Saratoga Springs, NY we would see our friends, Suzi & Barry Hoffman, often but since our move to Paducah we don't get to see them as much.
We needed a Hoffman fix so I booked whatever show in that area that would work into our show schedule. (Yes, sometimes that is all the motivation you need to find a show.) That's how we ended up at the Downtown Silver Spring Fine Arts Festival.
This trip we added on some extra time so that we could do things like enjoying Barry's matzoh brie.
It was so 'Oh my god' yummy!!
The show was fun. We had two surprises.
One was from Alonzo Davis who owns a studio here in LowerTown but lives near Silver Spring. He came by our booth and said hello. That was sweet.
And the other surprise was when someone came into our booth and told us that they just met the other artist from Paducah that was up the street. "What other artist?" I thought. So I trekked up the road and to our mutual surprise it was another artist from Paducah...
It was Kevin Myers. We've met Kevin many times and it was so much fun to see him at a show! Kevin does some amazing fresco work. He had just done a show in VA the weekend before and so he picked up this show to do before heading back home. (We art show folk will do that a lot. We'll try to find shows in the same general area and spend a week or two out there and then head home.) We had dinner together after breaking down on Sunday evening. Here are some pictures of his frescoes that were in his booth.

I really like his work. You can check out his website by clicking here.
There's one more thing about our weekend that I need to share with you. It's this bug:
He was hanging out on our extension cord one day. He was so amazing looking that I had to take his picture. Don't know what he was but I found him fascinating.
Oh (okay just one 'one more' thing) and this was our first road trip that we took with our dog, Nestle. She did great in the car! She didn't even complain when we stopped in Lexington on the way home and loaded up the car with 1000 lbs. of clay that she had to sit on for the rest of the trip. Oh what a fantastic dog we have!
It was a great weekend full of lots of cherished visiting.

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