It's hard to decide what the best art of the weekend is -- the six-hour Rock Fix Saturday night, the energy coursing through our little town, when everyone is walking around out and about having themselves a Time, MB and The Dowd up for the weekend, which is always pure delight, especially when The Dowd gets on a roll, which he did, our delightful pre-show dinner . . . or the Art Show.
You know the rules: one piece per artist, no judge, no jury, no fees and no censorship. Each artist hangs his or her own piece between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
That makes for one fun-loving Art Show, people.
Let's have a look at it, through the (relatively) sober eyes of Sunday, without the crowds, shall we?
|Well, look who we have to greet us on this lovely afternoon. |
An air-guitar-playing Dowd.
|. . . and his lovely MB. Who is very pleased about her mint.|
|The inimitable Dorothy L. Hall's piece -- I believe not a year has gone by, in 33, without an entry from our talented friend. Who I'm proud to say was fortified that night by my cooking.|
|The Whale Tail!|
|Panda in a Proud Shower.*|
|Young Lads Frolicking.|
|New London is the Whaling City, but it's also the Lobster City.|
|A smattering with me and The Dowd.|
|My big sister and me.|
|Oh, what fun she is. Such a small person. Such big fun.|
|Found Objects (and a special artpiece for MB).|
|Either Stidfole or Einstein. Or both.|
|One of my faves: the Lip Stool.|
In addition to a lot of rendering of male appendages (which I'll spare you), the Hygienic is always full of Ledgie Love:
|Ledgie and Moonie.|
|Ledgie, um, adrift at sea.|
|Ledgie and the Orient Point Ferry and princesses and fairies and rainbows.|
|Wait, what's that one? That everyone seems so enamored of?|
|Aw, it's Ledgie in a Glass, by our own Mistah Schlekah.|
|I don't know. But I love the colors.|
|It's all just so cool and awesome and so *much*.|
|Eve and MB.|
|One of my favorite nooks.|
|Summer canNOT be far behind.|
|Carlos' Rio Grande love.|
|Lots of male appendages, lots of Ledgies, and lots of lobsters.|
|After soaking in the art what do you think we did? |
I'll give you one guess.
|That's right we got a drink. And this being the best January in history, we got to enjoy it outside.|
|Thanks for the best Hygienic ever, New London . . .|
|. . . we look ever so forward to seeing what XXXIV will bring.|