Friday, May 20, 2011

Event Photos by Mindy Terry

I think I had more fun than I've had in a long time, said Xai, one of the owners who lives over the business, who stayed out in the parking lot cleaning up after all the food got eaten and the tent came down and Nana packed his drums into the van.  What pleased me most was the diversity of people in attendance. A big thanks goes out to everyone who helped make it possible, including Stasya, Dominic, Jason, Bre, Brendan, Marc, Maggie, Rich, Xai, Reth, Mike, Sadia, Mar Jorie, John, Jack and Kathy Goodman. The list could go on, but I'll stop there.

Here is a sampling of photos taken by Mindy Terry who taught me a thing or two last year and who has encouraged me along the way.  As usual, I couldn't resist dancing to Nana's drums.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Show Time

Today at 6:30 the "party" begins.  The women across the street are making chai tea. There will be lots to sample including pizza from the Italian place down the block to Somali stuffed dumplings. Yesterday, I hung the inside show with my daughter Isabel and two of her friends, Orla and Lauren. There was a lot of interest from the people there. Here is a preview of the inside view. The outside will be hung today.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Printing and Organizing for the Show

Just four days to go and rain in the forecast. As long as it doesn't snow, I think I can take the weather in stride.
In this post are a couple of inside views of how I'm laying out the pictures for the show. My third floor isn't  exactly a production studio, but it works for me.

I have the usual temptation to avoid the tedious task of getting organized by continuing to take pictures. Here's a recent one from the street corner opposite the laundry where this Burmese couple paused before crossing.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Announcement: two week count down to the show in the laundromat.

So, it's actually going to happen. Somehow I managed to get myself into this rather interesting situation. It all started as a playful conversation with the owner of the laundry about a year ago. Xai and her husband Rath, have agreed to let us take over for a day, have food, show pictures, play music.

 It's just one evening, May 19th from 6:30 to 8:30. There will be food prepared by a Somali woman and a woman from Thailand. There may be music too, but I'm still working out the details with Nana, the African drummer I photographed at Ghanian food store about a year ago. 
I'm done taking pictures. The last free friends and family photo day was two weeks ago. Now I'm busy printing pictures and will be working madly on how to display them for the next week and a half.

It promises to be an interesting event, if only because some of the people at the show may be there trying to do their laundry. Here is the announcement. If you have questions or inquiries, feel free to e-mail me at

Hope you can come.