The San Miguel Residence Hall is the host of an exciting art show featuring the work of Diane Gamboa. “Art & Altered States” opened last Sunday. Tonight, starting at 7 p.m, guests are welcomed to attend the closing reception in the San Miguel Formal Lounge where they can enjoy the 12 screen prints on display and make screen prints of their own.
I once visited an exhibit at a museum in Baltimore on Japanese basket-making where I learned of the basket-maker’s long apprenticeship. An aspiring basket-maker spends 10 years with his master, and 10 years doing lots of menial stuff, sweeping, preparing meals, sharpening tools, helping with the laundry. And the master apparently never teaches the apprentice directly. The apprentice learns slantwise, by studying the master on the sly, peering over his shoulder or poking around the workroom after the master has retired for the evening. Leaving the exhibit I told my wife that such a relationship made me think of mine with Barry, my colleague, officemate, and friend who died this week.
Last May, I was sitting in the parking lot behind my apartment complex, doing a final Facebook check before going inside and taking much-needed nap. After staying up all night working on Artsweek and writing my art theory midterm, I was done. That weekend promised to be a blissful triathlon of Netflix, ice cream and sleep.