Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 02 Noir: the Sordid Chronicles of Shady Characters with Michael deMeng in New Orleans Day Six, Seven and the Critique on the Eighth


February 10-16, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Today was more work in the studio on our project.

In the evening Katherine had organized a trip to the “Best Laid Plans” Murder Mystery. Here is the description:  "Come to the quintessential whodunnit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be! Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next!"

As it turned out, I was selected to be a player, than selected to be murdered. It made the night easy for me.

You never know what you are going to see on the walk home.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Today we worked in the studio on our projects.

After the workshop I went with Deb to Vacherie to get a light snack. I sat at the bar next to a delightful lady from Seattle named Alison who had just been downsized. She was spending Mardi Gras in NOLA with a friend who was not going to get in town until 11:45 p.m. After a chummy conversation I invited her along to the parade with us and she came.

Tonight is The Krewe Boheme, one of the early and small Mardi Gras parades.

We stopped in at the Graphite Gallery to gaze at the work of Andrea and Micheal. 

Next up was The Krewe Boheme.

K.D. knew of a restaurant near Frenchman Street that she had high hopes that despite the crowds we would get a seat. As it turned out, we did. My table mates were Katherine and Bill, David and Marci, K. D., and our new best friend, Alison.

After dinner we walked a very crowded Frenchman Street before jumping in a cab and heading back to Vacherie. Bill, Katherine, K.D. and I sat up until 12:30 trading war stories.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Because my project was finished I decided to sleep in an extra hour. After breakfast, at 11:00 a.m., it was time for the best part of any Michael deMeng workshop—The Critique.

Here are the assemblaged assemblages.

A very handsome group assembles for the critique

Our Master

I have been a lot of Michael deMeng experiences but this group of assemblages blew me away. The talent shown in the sculpting was amazing. The concepts of these works were so cool.

Marilyn shows off her Dad--notice the family resemblance?

Michael can point things out without even looking

And here we have The Maltese Falcon from bottom to top...

Here is Sam Spade's office door and the fence where Miles Archer is murdered

Brigid O'Shaughnessy

Sam Spade

The Maltese Falcon

Casper "The Fat Man" Gutman

Joel Cairo

After the critique and the photographs it was time to pack up my project and my supplies. I had to carry this package down Bourbon Street to Postal, the shipping place.

To find out what we did this evening, please check out the next blog past.

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