Summer exhibits

Summer is unofficially here, stormy hot weather included. Little by little, dodging showers, Jay and I have planted most of the garden this month, two to four weeks behind our usual timing. Besides looking forward to fresh lettuce, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes, we are anticipating two summer shows.

when Opening June 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m. during First Friday art walk and continuing through June during business hours
where B’s Floral Design, 131 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA (570.343.7717)
what Color Infusion: Fused glass functional pieces and stained glass art

when Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
where Lake Naomi Club, Pocono Pines PA (members only)
what Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Our glass “garden” at these shows will include . . .
Stardust style serving pieces

Chipper style plates and bowls

and Giverney style bowls and Seder plates.

Summertime, garden time, wonderful time!

What a great weekend!

Yesterday (Saturday) Jay & I saw a terrific Broadway play, “That Championship Season,” in NYC. It first appeared on Broadway in the early 70s, earning playwright Jason Miller the Pulitzer Prize. After the play the cast came out to talk with our group of about 20 from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area. What a pleasure visiting with Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Chris Noth, Jim Gaffigan, and Brian Cox–wonderful actors all, and very gracious–until the stage manager insisted they leave for dinner. Good artists in any medium inspire me.

Painters, photographers, another glass artist, and a great cause inspired us today. “An Affair to Remember” is a regional Alzheimer’s Association benefit through which artists and businesses donate items for silent auction during a delicious brunch in a lovely setting. Our contributions of a fused glass pasta bowl and an oval dish Oval dish SO23 both elicited enthusiastic bidding. Funds the two fused glass pieces and all the other artwork brought in will go toward much-needed drug research to treat dementia. If your local Alzheimer’s Association has a similar benefit, buy some art and help the cause.

Spring, at last

Welcome, spring! Winter was long and dreary in the northeast and we’re glad the last snow melted about mid-April. Spring is in full bloom and the rain stopped long enough to plant onions, lettuce, and peas this week.

Our Reflections page is finally restored (thank you, Michael) after a hacker’s damage. Since the most recent post shows up on our home page, that looked dreary all winter, too.

Creating colorful new fused pieces offset winter blahs and soon I will post pictures of new work. In the meantime look for Paulukonis Studio on Custom Made and ibuynepa