Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Summer Solstice will be at 5:26 a.m. (in Los Angeles) tomorrow morning --do you know where your Druids are?

So, it's going to be Midsummer's Day. Yay. Whoopee. Yawn.

The weather is nice enough; I live in a relative paradise (why else would there be gaggles of tourists everywhere you turn?) yet I'm not quite in the pagan spirit.

Next week, however, opening on June 30th and running through August 30th, Hollyhock House at the Barnsdall Art Park hosts "Julius Shulman: Hollyhock House Rediscovered."

There will be a reception on July 1, from 5 - 8 p.m., and a discussion with the artist at 6 p.m. Given that Shulman is one of our undisputed national living treasures, and doesn't get out to speak all that often any more (I was so jazzed at getting to meet him at the AIA Expo!) you'd best plan to be there. You might not get another chance.

I trust the gallery at Barnsdall will do a better job at displaying Shulman's photography than the Getty did (their initial exhibition of his work upon acquisition left a lot to be desired-- but it was better than nothing).

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