Archive for the Art Category

Starting reading a new book…

Posted in Art, Writers & Writing with tags , on January 29, 2018 by kozmicdogz

I knew I was in trouble when “glowering” was on page 8.

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Putting the X back in Xmas!

Posted in Art, Film, Richmond with tags , , , on December 21, 2017 by kozmicdogz

John Waters took the stage of the 1928 Byrd Theatre shortly after 8pm and did not stop talking and pacing for almost two hours. Waters shared his love and hate relationship with Christmas, christmas presents, mangers, film, music, and our modern society. Waters said he was tired of gays coming out and he was going to come in again. He discussed some new projects and his disdain for old boring people and how hard it was to be an outlaw these days.

Waters performed to a packed audience of adoring fans. The December 20, 2017 was the 17th stop for Waters on his 18 stop Christmas tour. Waters also performed at the Byrd Theatre in 2015.

October!

Posted in Art, Dreams, Film with tags , , on October 10, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Tampopo

Posted in Art, Film, Food with tags , , , , on August 12, 2017 by kozmicdogz

This 1985 Japanese film by Juzo Itami has eluded me for years. When if first came out, it even played at a movie theatre I was working at, but for various reasons I was not able to see it. Years later when looking for it at video stores it was not available or out. The VHS copy we had at the library I work at has been damaged for years and again for unknown reasons it was never replaced. Fast forward to 2017, a newly restored version of the film has been released by Criterion & Janus Films and I have finally seen it.

It was worth the wait. Funny, refreshing, and beautiful. An unlikely group of characters help Tampopo to re-imagine her noodle restaurant from a lack luster establishment into the best in town. Lots of food and film references, this was a joy to watch and even after 30 years holds up to today’s palates.

Enjoy.

Itami was an actor, writer, and director. My next search is for his 1984 film, The Funeral.

Itami died a mysterious death in 1997.

 

Tom & Marty Band

Posted in Art, Film, Music with tags , , , on July 11, 2017 by kozmicdogz

In the winter of 2002 the Tom and Marty Band played live at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond Va to silent films by Georges Melies & Zecca. As of today, this was the last time they played publicly.

“Chloe”

Posted in Art, Dreams, Photography with tags , , , on April 24, 2017 by kozmicdogz

A new addition to the sculpture garden at the VMFA here in Richmond, VA.

“Chloe” by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (1955).

“Chloe” is an ever changing presence. The light, clouds, sun, and time of day change her, showing many faces and moods.

You will meet a different Chloe at each visit and even as you walk around her. Mesmerizing.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted in Art with tags on February 14, 2017 by kozmicdogz

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Leaden heart of Raesfeld chapel (funerary casket containing the heart of Christoph Otto von Velen, d. 1733)

Photo by Daniel Ullrich, Threedots – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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