October 14th, 2008

walking to "China"

Yesterday I walked to Caltech Glee Club rehearsal (2 hours every Monday night) and we rehearsed a Gloria by John Rutter. Holiday concerts are not my favorite, but the music chosen at Caltech avoids the most traditional so there is a challenge and variety. Today my most interesting walk was to the San Marino Gallery on Raymond, in Old Town Pasadena. Our Poets on Site performed there on the paintings of Milford Zornes. This Saturday is the unveiling of the large commissioned painting that has been two years in the making, by Chinese artist Hongnian Zhang. Rick and I, and poet friend, Just, went to the preview and discussion with the artist early in the year, he was there and showed hundreds of slides of his rich and various works. The one commissioned by the gallery is to be a fascinating historical scene. The artist researches every detail, including posing models in authentic historical costumes.

See the San Marino Gallery details about the reception and HONGNIAN ZHANG