Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lighthouse for the Blind Art Show



An art opening in the basement of San Francisco's City Hall was sponsored Tuesday evening by the neighboring Lighthouse for the Blind and the Visually Impaired (click here).



I attended the art party with my good friend Louisa, who volunteers with an elderly blind lady in the East Bay.



For some reason, I was feeling ridiculously clumsy this evening and kept bumping into people. "Sorry, I didn't see you," went through my brain but thankfully not my lips.



The best part about the annual event is the guide dogs which plopped themselves all over the marble hall.



It gave the affair a nice hippieish, bohemian feel.



Plus, the dogs got to make a few new acquaintances...



...while their artist companions got to glory in their acclaim.



CBS Channel 5 Entertainment Personality Liam Meyclem was a mercifully brief host as we drank wine...



...and talked to one of my favorite artists in the exhibit, Michael Jameson from Santa Barbara who had a whole series of "solar etchings" of personal heroes...



...including the wolf and the raven.

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Pura Vida said...

cool.

Ced said...

Oh, cute picture of Louisa! I did not know, but I'm not exactly surprised, that she's doing such good deeds. That wolf and raven is pretty amazing, whether or not the artist is visually impaired.

janinsanfran said...

So I read the The Day of the Triffids. It reminded me of why I once consumed sci-fi nearly exclusively. Interesting that, if humans were confronted with a real competitor, Wyndham more or less concludes that humans would need to adopt collective action. No Ayn Randian he...

Cheers -- I'll be thrilled (and more human myself) when this damn campaign is over.

sfmike said...

Dear ced: Yes, I wanted to sing a variation on that line from Britten's "Billy Budd" about Louisa: "She is good, and you are evil!" I almost bought the wolf and raven etching myself because I totally agree with you.

Dear jan: I am SO happy you read "Day of the Triffids." I'd also recommend just about any of John Wyndham's half-dozen other sci-fi novels. Unfortunately, their end-of-the-world scenarios are aging all too well.