The Lightbox

Blog Note

My MFA class has an exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking running now and I have a couple of images from my Meadowlands series in it. I traveled there last Sunday to see it. If you’re in the UK, please come by and see it, thru February 5th. Click any image above to see them all enlarged.

Lightbox Show

Exciting news if you’re in England – my MFA course will be exhibiting at the Lightbox in Woking next month (I will have a couple of images in the show). There’s a lot of interesting and exciting work to see from a talented gathering of serious post-graduate students so, if you can get to Woking, come see the Gathering.

poster design by Kangyue Zhang

Bonfire Night

Part of our introduction to English customs included attending the Farnham Bonfire festivities

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5¬†November, primarily in Great Britain, involving bonfires and fireworks displays…” (see more at Wikipedia).

Click any image to see them all full size (from the browser). Note the effigy of the Guy in blue, who took a long time to finally catch fire.

Farnham Freshers’ Fair

A freshman fair at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Many departments set up booths where you could try your hand at different artistic or artisanal pursuits, a few snapshots of which, above. Click any image to see them all enlarged (on the web site – click through if you’re seeing this in an email).

American Utopia

St James Theater, New York

Back to the theater. For my birthday, we went to a crowded (masked and vaccinated) Broadway theater to see David Byrne’s American Utopia. I couldn’t resist grabbing one surreptitious shot from the balcony.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

We didn’t really set out to see the parade, just taking a walk in the park on Thanksgiving morning, but we couldn’t help seeing some of the floats through the trees as we went. Click any image to see them all bigger (mobile device results may vary).

Washington Protest

Some more from the vaults. These are some film shots taken at the big anti-Viet Nam War demonstration in Washington DC in April, 1971.

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

These guys played a great set, combining sweet lyrical pieces with wide ranging dynamics as well as driving, beboppy pieces from Chris Potter on sax, spectacular drumming from Nahseet Waits (who regular viewers may remember was in the trio I posted from a few weeks back) and confident rhythm support from Joe Martin on bass.

Click any image to see them all enlarged.

Jazz Yoga

Yoga
The Mall, Central Park, New York

As the concert, featuring Chris Potter on sax, Joe Martin on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums, began, a demonstration of some kind of yoga or acrobatics was given to the music. At the end of the concert we heard that lessons were available. The photographer is Jimmy Katz, founder, with Dena Katz, of Giant Step Arts and the Walk With the Wind concert series.

Honoring John Lewis

The Mall, Central Park, New York

Before the final Walk With the Wind concert honoring John Lewis, a Columbia professor (I can’t find his name or school), read to us from Lewis’ late work, exhorting us to hope and to vote, invoking MLK’s recommendation to practice good, non-violent, bad behavior.

Against Columbus

The Mall, Central Park, New York

Went to another Walk with the Wind concert by the Shakespeare statue on the Mall the day before Columbus Day (now celebrated by my company as Indigenous Peoples’ Day). As it began, a protest march arrived next door at the Christopher Columbus statue (which I admit, I’d never really noticed before) .