Sunday, January 25, 2009
Bohemia hosted it's first opening of 2009...and how!! There was incredible art on the walls, tons of art-lovin' folk in the house and one of the best damn bands in Tucson rockin' it out!! Even though I was exhausted from too many 12++ hour days preparing, I had a smashing time!!! (Thanks to all who came out and supported!!)
The featured artist: Sam Esmoer
The rockin' band: The Mission Creeps
Sam+The Mission Creeps=Awesomeness
Sam does these richly colored funky oil paintings. His themes are mostly dia de los muertos, the barrios of Tucson and the characters within and music. The pieces usually look like they are pictures taken with a fisheye lens and there is always something more off the canvas that draws in the story. His paintings usually invoke a feeling of solitude while being very romantic at the same time. They are pretty special. The show will be up until Feb. 18th and should really be seen!! (Actually, the entire place should really be seen right now. We celebrated a great December with some new displays and a little freshen up of the place. We also brought on some new artists. It really looks AMAZING!).
The Mission Creeps are just fun, creepy goodness. And they are REALLY good! They combine the best of surf, punk and rock to bring you a delicious experience. They can rock (and we only had one person leave because it was too loud...sorry, but sometimes we like to push the limits a little) and the bassist is a woman which adds to their greatness for sure. I don't think I can do them justice, so check them out on MySpace or the next time they play out. I have a little crush on them right now!!
It was a great night and a wonderful way to end this fabulous and historic week. Again, thanks to all who came out and made it special!
Now...off to rest my tired dogs!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
So, I am sure I am not the first to say this...I have never blogged before. Many of my good (and talented and savvy) friends tell me it is a good thing to do. I like to write, but find very little time for such things, so what better way to get some thoughts out there in little spinets??
Today was a good day (even if I woke up wearing my crabby-pants...too many anxiety-ridden dreams). Today was a new day. Today many of us woke up with more hope than we had a week ago (even if we were donning crabby-pants...all moods can still be filled with hopefulness). Today (and yesterday) felt a little different. Today many, many people agreed that they were proud and viewed the American flag in a different light.
Today was also special because it marked the day after the one year anniversary of Bohemia's re-open and new begin in our spanky and quirky space at 2920 E. Broadway in Tucson, Arizona (a fine and lovely town!!). To celebrate today, my lovely employee (and art goddess) Keli and I rearranged and spiffied up the digs for a opening this weekend for mega-talented artist Sam Esmoer (and also to begin a new year!!). At times the project was frustrating (crabby-pants do not help these types of projects), but also very rewarding...the place is looking FANTASTIC!! I am very proud to call Bohemia my baby. I am very proud of the accomplishments of the shop (in less than two months my baby will be six years old!). I am very proud of the artists we work with and all those that represent Tucson.
I hope today was good for you, too.
(whew...my first blog out of the way. I have to say that it really helped my crabby-pants loosen up a little!)