Alas - a previous engagement with a nephew in need of a squashing prevents me from attending this year's Studio Tour. I am sorry I won't be able to check out my friend Sarah Petruziello's brand spanking new studio, or to catch up with Jennifer' Takahashi's new large paintings, smile at Florence Wint's fabulous new collages or enjoy Joy Yagid's latest photos
Maybe you can take my place this year
Sunday June 5 11-5pm www.studiotoursoma.org/ Advance Tickets/Maps are available now
But even though I will not be posing as an honorary Maplewoodian this year, I will have work at two of the venues in downtown South Orange, perhaps making me an Honorary Orange-i-tang?
I would like to thank Ben from the very popular Kitchen a la Mode for clearing some space to show my kitchen and foodie flavored still life drawings and paintings. And when you are done there, take a hop over the road for a slurp of fresh squeezed lemonade at Stony's and sample the landscapes of local artists Annette Kushen, Denise Hardie, Elaine Durbach and yours truly of course.
June 3- 6 Kitchen a la Mode 19 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079-1716 www.kitchenalamode.net/
Summer 2011 Stonys 10 Sloan St South Orange, NJ 07079 www.stonysburgers.com/