Right after work that evening I slid over to the Red Mug on Hammond. Carla Hamilton is this month featured artist. Here work has color and movement. Her innovative use of materials producing some striking effects. Recommended: take a lunch hour to grab some soup or a wrap and for dessert enjoy Carla's paintings. Or take a break after hours and grab a sup at the new Spirit Room upstairs, and then tour the walls of the Red Mug.
Members of the Superior Council for the Arts and Phantom Galleries Superior were present at the opening, as well Wisconsin State Senator Janet Brewley with whom I had an enjoyable conversation. The show, titled Animals in Dynamic Color: Paintings and Ceramics, will be on display from April 10 thru June 13. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Saturday, noon till 6:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, that same evening in another part of the country, Dylan was kicking off a new leg of his Never Ending Tour. Here is a review of that Atlantic City show.
|Chickens by Judie Phillips|
|Detail from a Carla Hamilton piece|
|Angry fish vase by Karin Kraemer|
|And an Angry Rooster|
|This musher and his dogs reminded me of when I was an extra in Iron Will.|
|Several pieces by Kathleen Pattison.|