I’m still trying to finish the new throw pillows for the couch…they’re a very simple design, but it will probably take a few more days. Am trying to heed some gentle words from husband regarding my need to be “productive” all the time. He’s a lot wiser than I am about these things.
I went to WSU’s MFA exhibit during lunch yesterday because I’m always curious about what a mediocre state school’s art department churns out (answer = about what you’d expect). There were a number of mystefying sculpture exhibits, some boring screenprinting, a couple of installations, and one painter who could paint. If you’re around, I recommend visiting sometime during the month to take a good long look at the work of Isaac Powell and short, amused look at everything else. I finish with a clip from the WSU news service, which pretty much sums it up:
Chris Watts, a professor in the WSU Fine Arts department, and this year’s graduate advisor, has been the formal coordinator of the MFA students for seven years. When asked if the exhibit will have an overall theme, he said, “the strength of the Fine Arts department and the MFA program is we don’t have a certain style, each student is allowed to shine on their own–find their own path. This year’s group was no exception; they continued the long standing tradition of creativity and excellence.”
Mmm, I’d hate to be the one to break it to him that some paths are better than others.