Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where's Natasha?

Boris. Oil on stretched canvas, 8x10. To be donated
to the Connecticut Humane Society animal shelter in Quaker Hill, Conn.

Boris is an 8-year-old hound mix who can be adopted from the Connecticut Humane Society animal shelter in Quaker Hill. According to his biography, Boris "enjoys the company of adults and older children who can provide him with a lot of exercise."

Any dog lover in the world will be able to translate that. And the translation is OK. Not every home has kids, and there are plenty of adults who would love a dog with the energy and desire to walk or run with them.

If you're interested in adopting Boris, or any of the other dogs or cats at the shelter, call them at 860-442-8583, or go visit. The shelter is at 169 Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, and is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (dog adoptions begin at 10:30 a.m.). Sunday, the shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

These past few days have been so filled with errands, exercise and new cars that I haven't been able to make the time to get outdoors and paint.

The business of trading in my mom's old VW for a minivan proved to be an amazingly stressful and, at times, excruciating business. But in the end, we got a lovely Toyota minivan, which is going to prove to be an excellent car for painting, dogging and lugging all kinds of things around.

That includes framing materials for Peter's photographs. These images are so spectacular that I barely have words to describe them. They are abstract, and yet suggestive. They are minimalist and yet rich in detail. Truly, they're astonishing.

And you can see them, live and in person, starting April 3, at the Lighthouse Gallery on Long Hill Road in Groton. Yup, my show comes down and his goes up. The one-two Jacobson punch.

The reception on Friday, April 3, begins at 5 p.m. and continues to 8 p.m. You're all invited! His show will be up for the month of April. You can get an idea of his work by clicking here. And you'll be able to see his entire catalog soon at, our webpage. Some of his pieces are there now, but I'm redesigning the whole thing. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend.

But first... off to paint!

1 comment:

Lauren Maurer said...

This doggie looks like he would be a great listener! I hope he finds a home soon! Great job!