This past week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Symphony Sanders, circus performer, actor, voice actor, and so much more. She is the voice of Tamika Flynn on the amazing podcast Welcome to Night Vale. It was a joy to hear her talk about her incredible work. Only a few more interviews to go before that portion of the project has been completed.
This past weekend, I had the honor of attending Lexicon at the Zhou B Art Center to see the work of dear friend and artist, Mairin Hartt. Mairin has the distinction of being the first person I interviewed for the project. We've known each other since middle school and have remained friends ever since. We've had long talks about art and politics of art over the years. I asked if she would be willing to be my first interview subject. If the project was terrible, I thought, then we could conveniently forget about it. But it was amazing. While we have talked about art for many years, we definitely talked about issues that we'd never explored before. It was exhilarating. And thus began this crazy two year adventure.
Mairin was presenting work in this show, Lexicon. People were invited to write their thoughts about each work on a post-it and put it on the wall next to the painting. My husband must have put up haikus about the work on about 2/3 of the pieces. Art ranged from traditional paintings to light installations. Very cool. It was neat to see people's interpretations of work. Someone even put a little origami crane on one of them! It was a special art opening; it was probably one of the most fun I've been to. Mairin's work was magnificent as always. There were lots of really cool interpretations of the work.
That's all for now!