Sunday, July 22, 2007

Whirlwind weekend

This was the weekend of the Maryhill book arts exhibit opening. Eliza came down and we drove out to Maryhill Museum for the opening program and reception. My books were in the case in the middle of the room, right as you walk into the exhibit (!). And they put Fatherland on the cover of the exhibit program/catalog too! I was thrilled. I got a big stack of them. Many of the artists were there and there were lots of visitors.

Spent the night at the Lyle Hotel in Lyle. A very cute little 'railroad hotel', which I thought was a historical reference...but nooooo! Several trains went by in the middle of the night, right outside our window. I was able to go right back to sleep after each, but sounds like Eliza was not so lucky. The beds were comfortable though. Then this morning, we stopped at the petroglyph park and an orchard fruit stand before heading back to Portland, in time to go to the big celebration at the Park blocks for the opening of the old Daisy Kingdom building now turned into an art complex -- homes to Contemporary Crafts Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Augen Gallery, Froelick Gallery, and Hartman (? I think, they're from Seattle).

Pictures tomorrow, or maybe Tuesday.


michael5000 said...

Your books were a hit! I heard them being discussed glowingly on the east patio as we left.

fingerstothebone said...

Oooh, so EXACTLY what did you overhear? Enquiring minds want to know...