Art Walk Tonight!

Jul 8, 2010 | 3 comments

Strolling at the Art Walk

     Nyel’s new knee is beginning to ‘settle in’ a bit and we are looking forward to our first real outing since his surgery on June 3rd.  Our plan is to attend the Ilwaco Art Walk tonight – not that we will do very much walking, but just enough to support a neighbor and re-connect with an old acquaintance.
     The neighbor, Sandra Lill, is to be the featured artist at the Shoalwater Gallery tonight.  She is a jeweler and she is presenting a ‘trunk show’ which, as I understand it, is a display of an artist or designer’s work, particularly in the fashion industry.  Being a blue jeans and sweatshirt type, myself, – certainly not on the cutting edge of fashion – I’ve never attended a trunk show and I’m eager to see how it works.  I have seen Sandra’s jewelry, though.  Fabulous!  I may have to dip into my stash of mad money.
     The old acquaintance is Dave Nicandri, Director of the Washington State Historical Society.  I think we first met in the 1980s when Lawrence Lessard and I were performing in Shoalwater Storytellers at the Folk Life Festival in Seattle and Dave was still curator at the Capitol Museum.  Since then, have I seen him face-to-face?  I’m not sure.  But we correspond by email now and then and he kindly read and commented on a pre-publication review copy of my Dear Medora book.  Dave will be signing his own recently published River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia at Time Enough Books tonight and I intend to get a copy.
     All depends, of course, on Nyel’s knee.  I suppose I could go alone if he isn’t feeling up to it, but it’s no fun at all to go on out strolling without my handsome escort!

3 Comments

  1. Patty Brewe

    Maybe we will bump into each other tonight!

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  2. Betsy

    I was great to see you both at Art Walk. I hope Nyel’s knee feels okay today – It looked like you went the distance!

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  3. Michelle. McCarten

    Are any of you still around? I see that thes notes are from a couple of years ago.

    I doubt that you remember me. I dated Lawrence for a couple of years and met the storytellers back then. Hope you are all still doing well.

    I live in Alaska now with lots of snow, darkness, moose, northern lights, earthquakes in winter and lots of light in summer.

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