Thursday, December 29, 2011

Memories of bohemian New York - I

Willard Bond and Jean Steubing Maggrett share memories of bohemian New York • photo © 2011 Karen Lynn Ingalls
Last week, I spent a wonderful afternoon with Jean Steubing Maggrett, whom I've known for something over nine years, and Willard Bond, the father of my friend Gretchen. They met for the first time last week,  but both of them lived and painted in the heady creative days of Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side in the 1940s, 50s, and early 60s, and Gretchen and I got to listen to them share their memories.

From Jean's memories of Hans Hofmann, the Art Club, and the Abstract Expressionists, to Willard's memories of his studio in an old synagogue in the Lower East Side and playing drums with jazz musicians, to what they've done in the interim, it was a warm and lively conversation. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December already?

Black Stallion Winery Barrel Cellar
Where does the time go? I've been busy everywhere but here for the last month and a half... and I'm now fortunate enough to have a working computer again! I'll post again soon.

In the meantime, here's what I'm currently preparing for - a holiday event at Black Stallion Winery just north of Napa on December 10th....