Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Alchemy


At the opening of "New Alchemy," the Lexington Camera Club's first group show in 43 years. The original "club" produced several internationally famous art photographers, most notably Ralph Eugene Meatyard, as well as Robert May and Van Deren Coke. Meatyard's death in 1973 effectively cast a pall over further activities, leading to a long dormancy. I helped Guy Mendes (my friend, extraordinary photographer, writer, and all-around person, as well as the principal surviving alum of that original incarnation) "restart" the LCC two years ago. And we're 30 strong now. The show is at the Wilson Fine Art Gallery at Georgetown College for the coming month and is an official part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, which is just icing on the cake. 

I'm pretty proud — it's the first time my photography has ever hung in a proper gallery, to say nothing the awesome talents with whom I'm sharing the walls. It's a remarkable show if you're looking for some amazing photography in a beautiful gallery.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ukulele Day

Today is the day. After months of preparation, and endless mentoring and encouragement by so many champions, today I begin a new chapter in my life that's kind of a dream come true: Today I begin work as a part-time instructor at The Lexington School, teaching Ukulele to classes of 3-5 & 6-8 graders (as well as private lessons and a plucky group of very adept teachers and administrators).

I've been honored to work as a graphic designer, writer, and photographer for TLS for over a decade and am thrilled and full of anticipation to continue and expand my affiliation with this amazing school, and to bring the joy of ukulele (and the joy of music creation, by sneaky association) to young minds and hands and ears.

Thank you, Universe, for this opportunity, and particular thanks to those many generous souls who have helped me get to Today. "Put me in, Coach — I'm ready to play."