Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras flag seen from my studio window

Every Mardi Gras since I left New Orleans I try to remember to hang my Mardi Gras flag to commemorate the day.  Seeing such an odd and colorful flag suddenly appearing amid the bleak Santa Fe winter is a bit jarring and totally out of place but I like to put it up for the day nonetheless.  I'm sure most people here have no idea what it represents but occasionally someone gets it and it always puts a smile on their face.

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is but one day of Carnival which has been going on in New Orleans since early January.  When you live there you quickly gain an appreciation for the importance of Carnival season to the residents of New Orleans.  This season culminates on Mardi Gras with an extraordinary celebration of life.  It's a bit naughty, a bit spiritual and a whole lot of fun.  I miss it (and New Orleans) at times but for today, this goofy flag will have to be my connection to that place.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Two Favorite People in Naples!

I'm standing between two wonderful women at my recent opening at Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples Florida.  On the left is gallery owner Nancy Winch and on the right gallery director Pamela Campe.  Thanks ladies for a wonderful opening!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Naples, etc.

Just back from Naples, FL and my opening at Gardner Colby Gallery.  It was a great trip and the show is being received very well and sales are good too!  While there, I was interviewed by Tom Hall, a writer for Examiner.com and he wrote a very nice piece on the show.  Here is a link to the article: Kevin Sloan's "Peaceable Kingdom" Depicts Struggle for Balance in Tenuous World .

Aside from all the gallery related things like the opening reception, a client meeting and just being available I was also able to spend a little time on the beach where this lovely scene was enjoyed...