Posts Tagged ‘Mia’

I Got 99 Paintings, But I Only Need One

May 20, 2016

Some paintings almost paint themselves, and some give you a run for your money. This one had as many lives as a cat, and there was one time for sure that I looked at it and thought, “If this belonged to someone else, this could be done right now”. But it didn’t feel resolved to […]

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Behind the Scenes, Part 2

March 17, 2016

“What does it mean?” “What were you thinking about when you painted this?” A few times: “I see a golfer”. It’s amused me to think of doing a series on golfers to give the people what they seem to want, but I don’t really care for golf. So instead, here’s what I was thinking about […]

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Dining in the Dark

January 31, 2016

Recently, Mia and I went to dinner at a restaurant called Dark Table in Vancouver, B.C. This restaurant offers a “blind dining” experience, that is, there is no light whatsoever. Not even a speck. The blackness is thick and complete. I may have seen a couple of static-electric sparks when I took off my jacket, […]

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City of Federal Way Awards Solo Show to Local Artist Maura McGurk

January 16, 2016

On the strength of her People’s Choice award-winning painting, Mia, Siena Stripes, the City of Federal Way, WA has awarded a solo exhibition to Maura McGurk. The exhibition will take place at the Knutzen Family Theatre art gallery in Federal Way, with an opening reception in May. Stay tuned for details!

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365 Days of Art: February 17 – King Tut’s Burial Chamber is Opened

February 17, 2014

February 17, 1923 King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber is opened by archaeologist Howard Carter. The brouhaha of the traveling Tut exhibition in the late 70s (which was revived with a less newsworthy sequel just a couple of years ago) was a big part of my childhood. I desperately, desperately wanted to see it at the Field […]

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Eyes As Big As Plates

December 1, 2013

Ever since spending part of my honeymoon in Helsinki, I’ve been in love with everything Finland. This amazing body of photographs takes me a little farther down the path of Suomi love. Photographers Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen believe that the best way to understand a culture is to understand its stories, so they cast […]

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Pies, Pies, Pies

November 27, 2013

Mia and I are hosting our first-ever Thanksgiving, so that’s what’s going on here today: pies, pies, pies. Let the preparations begin!

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Collaborations and Caterpillar Ladies

November 19, 2013

Mia showed me the best blog post recently, about an artist who accidentally began collaborating with her 4-year old daughter. The artist, Mica Angela Hendricks, often works side-by-side with her daughter in the studio. One day, she surreptitiously attempted to try out a high-quality sketchbook without attracting her daughter’s attention because she didn’t want to […]

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More Digital Collages on Display at Wallingford Art Walk!

August 27, 2013

I’m going to be showing my digital collages at Diva Espresso during the September Wallingford Art Walk, in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Where: Diva Espresso, 4615 Stone Way N, Seattle When: Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM The cafe is also open every day from 6:00 – 6:00, and my work will be […]

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California, Meet Minnesota (and Delaware, and Rhode Island)

May 13, 2013

Today, Minnesota legalized gay marriage. This is amazing on many levels. When I was planning my wedding 9 short months ago, there were 6 states where marriage was legal. Of those, 3 were in the midst of some kind of repeal attempt, so we had 3 true options. Mia and I had to go outside […]

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Listen to Your Mother Survey: Some Excerpts

November 9, 2012

Video by John Roberts. This video encapsulates many of the responses Mia and I received to our anonymous online survey of mothers of gay children. At this point in history, it could be argued that it’s never been easier to tell your parents you’re gay. But Mia and I can tell you from personal experience […]

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I Saw You, Sor Juana

October 19, 2012

This digital collage was recently exhibited at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, in a show called Queer Art and the Church. It was inspired by a quote by Sor Juana de la Cruz, a Catholic nun in New Spain (now Mexico) in the 17th century. She’s considered the first Mexican writer, […]

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Electronic Arts Festival, Governor’s Island

September 21, 2011

Mia and I attended the Electronic Arts Festival in various locations on Governor’s Island, my new favorite place to look at art. In the Trinity Chapel there, we participated in Blue Morph, an interactive installation about “nano, not color”, by Victoria Vesna and James Ginzewski. The installation is set up this way: you enter the […]

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Governor’s Island, New Art Destination

September 15, 2011

Mia and I spent a day at Governor’s Island over the holiday weekend, and it was a treat. The island has gone from military installation to art destination in a few short years, and it’s a great place to relax, get away, and indulge in some art. Let’s get this out of the way first–it’s […]

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The Museum of Motherhood

September 10, 2011

As Mia and I were walking down the street the other day, we saw a large banner that proclaimed a new museum opening, right in our neighborhood. This was news, and how could we not have known about it, just three blocks from our place? It’s called the Museum of Motherhood. We wandered over and […]

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