Friday, August 1, 2014

Back to My Everyday World

Aside from being busy with two shows back-to-back, I've also been away on a three week holiday traveling around Britain studying Roman sites, visiting museums, exploring the Lake District, the city of York and sketching and writing as much as possible.  Barry and I share a keen interest in history and couldn't resist the opportunity to travel for twelve days with a classics professor on a study tour of Roman Britain.  We extended our holiday another week in order to visit the Lake District and York.  The journey took us to the remains of several Roman settlements, some with beautiful, intact mosaic floors.  All the major settlements had museums containing the treasures, sculptures, paintings, gravestones, household wares, etc. found on the respective sites.  The British Museum also has an impressive gallery devoted to Roman Britain as well as two large galleries related to Roman history in general.  We spent half a day in these three galleries and then had to find some food and drink.  For some reason museums always make me thirsty for beer.  More about my explorations later.

My artist friend, Rita Hovemyr, and I have an opening today at Marketview Arts:

“Things Seen, Imagined & Manipulated”
Art of Rita Hovemyr & Patricia Teller
Marketview Arts, York PA
 37 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA
(across from the Central Market)

During the month of August, Rita Hovemyr and Patricia Teller will be the featured artists in the York Art Association Annex at Marketview Arts.  They will be exhibiting several new works including paintings, mixed media and photography.

Opening Reception:  First Friday, August 1, 2014    5:00--9:00 pm

Other “meet the artist” dates:
Sunday, August 3, 2014     1:00--3:00 pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014    10:00 to Noon

General Hours:  Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 pm

Also worth seeing at Marketview Arts are the galleries of the Pennsylvania Arts Experience, York College, and private artists studios.

Directions and more information on their website:

If you live in the area, please come by this evening.  For now, here are Barry & I having a picnic  at Wastwater in the Lake District:

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