Friday, May 20, 2011

Art-O-Mat Art & Coffee Tuesday, May 24 9:30am at Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Come to Art & Coffee on Tuesday, May 24, at 9:30 AM, when Alyssa Salomon recounts the history of the Art-o-mat, a recycled cigarette machine that dispenses original works of art, packed in cellophane the size of a pack of cigarettes. The first Art-o-mat was created by Clark Whittington in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1997. Since then, the Art-o-mat enterprise has grown across North America and around the world, with more than 400 artists producing work for 90 active machines. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond proudly houses Virginia’s first permanent Art-O-Mat machine. Salomon will show examples of work produced for and collected from Art-O-Mats, and instruct the audience on how they, too, can make art for Art-0-Mats around the country. Alyssa Salomon has been a contributing Art-O-Mat artist since 2002, a host since 2001 & one of 18 artists included in Unpacked, the first limited edition book done in conjunction with the Art-O-Mat. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about Richmond's own historical Art-O-Mat machine and the process for making dispensable art! 

The event is free & open to the public.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street - Richmond VA

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

spring fridge

um, strawberries!

Monday, May 16, 2011

broody chicken at work

Broody chicken only wants to be broody; gave her some eggs & her own crate in which to apply her skills.  If one can't change a broody chicken's "mind", go with its flow.

never enough chicken pictures, don't you think?

is that a mushroom in your mulch or are you just glad to see me?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

as if the traffic wasn't bad enough

photos by the clever & observant DJ Carlito

Wonder if I'll have to do my radio show next Sunday.

why do those turtles cross the road?

Early morning driving Route 60, road full of turtles, mostly box turtles, not all still walking.  Bagged these two & released in our yard for safer wandering. 

This, presumably, mother snapper was charging across our grass when I stepped from car. Of course, she rounded when I approached.  Would that be to smile for the camera?

We had expected heavy turtle traffic:  buckets of rain last night, warm & partly sunny this am.

Thursday, May 12, 2011