Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, Medford: I'll be at 151 Sharon Street for the West Medford Open studios, noon to 5 pm.
Saturday, May 4, Somerville: I'll be at the Burren in Davis Square, 247 Elm Street, during the Somerville Open Studios, and it will be from noon to 6 pm (I will not be there on Sunday)
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, Cambridge: It is Cambridge Open Studios, East/Central, from noon to 6pm, and I'll be at 1000 Mass Ave, on the Cambridge College campus.
Fridays, May 24 & 31th, June 7, Boston: I'll be on Summer St between Macy's and what was Filenes, from 11am to 6pm, for some of the Fridays Art Markets in downtown Boston. It is a long day, I am under a tent so it is always a challenge with the weather, but I like looking at the street life, and I do make some sales in between long periods of disappointment!
Sunday, June 2nd, Boston: I'll be somewhere on Beacon Hill for the Beacon Hill Art Walk, 11am to 6pm, and a map will be provided at some key location on the day of the event (it will also be accessible on their website, and I will post it on my website)
Saturday, June 15, Beverly: I'll be at the Art Fest, 10 am to 4pm, and it will be my first time there, on Cabot Street under a tent.
Sunday, June 16, North Andover: I'll be at the Museum of printing, 800 Mass Ave, from 10am to 4pm, during their annual printing art fair.
Saturdays in July, Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada: I'll show island related prints andphotos during the Saturday Farmer's market, 10am-noon, in North Head (these works are also on sale at Pettes Cove Art Gallery on Pettes Cove Road)
+ shows this fall: Boston, Summer Street Friday Art market, Sept 6 & 13, Oct 11 ;Hyde Park Open Studios,Sunday, Sept 29. Detailled info and more venues in the next newsletter.
It looks like winter went very fast, here I am again writing a newsletter for upcoming shows when I have not finished yet all I had planned to do during the normally slow January-March months. I guess I had put too much on my plate!
My main task was to finish my new book and it is nearly done, but I need some more weeks before I can send everything to the printer. Writing some more stories, translating them all, waiting for proofreading, and editing are slow process, especially when you add the creation of new prints (one is shown on the right, I tried my hand on 1.5x1.5" image size prints, I like the result, yet I think it is the smallest I will go), a series of cartoons I am not sure yet I want to show, the selection of new photos, and the reprinting of older images.
I had other activities too, and below are some info about them.
I hope to see you at one place or another during my upcoming shows, but if you cannot come, you can always go to my site to see what I am up to.
In December, some friends of mine asked me if I would make original fotoprints for them, based on photos of their home I would take. I liked the experience a lot, and you can see one image I did for them here, the others are on this site. If you would like me to do the same for your home, do not hesitate to contact me :)
Otherwise, I had an unexpected very good day at the Cambridge farmer market in January, it was a new venue and I was not sure it would be a good one, it looks like I was mistaken. I also exhibited three prints in a group show at the Lexington library, and I sold one. Last but not least, 13Forest gallery in Arlington sold some of my works and asked for more, so it was a good beginning of the year for once.
On a somber note however, the Old Print Barn in Meredith, NH, does not represent me anymore: the owner told me it would be wise to get my prints back as she does not know how long she will be able to keep the gallery open.
I was in France for a few days at the end of 2012, and I decided I should go and see my childhood hometown. My idea was that I had to remind myself of where I was coming from if I wanted to know where I was going to, but it proved an exercise in futility. The weather was awful, the only rays of sun appeared at sunset, and all the places I remembered fondly had been transformed in one way or another. I took some pictures, then I left, you can see here some of the work I created when I came back.Moral of the story: when the past has disappeared, build for the future. It was not a bad experience however, just one I did not expect to turn out that way.