Detritus: La Jolla
The West Coast Premiere of "Seeing the Forest for the Trees", held on October 11 at UCSD Geisel Library was a full house, with many cousins and friends attending. The Special Collections purchased three new artists' books that were displayed with 6 works already in the collection. It was especially cool to gather native plant cuttings from around the Library to refresh the "stuffing" between the pages of the commissioned Detritus book. Seeing the SD Book Arts exhibit at the Library was also a real treat.
Part of the California trip included time in L.A. where I visited the Lora Schlesinger Gallery which handles my collage art. I left 10 new pieces. The gallery is located in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. It is always interesting to view art in the many galleries in Bergamot.
I also visited Judith Hoffberg who is ill. Judith is a curator and artists' book champion. My gratitude for her support over many years.
Mitchell Long on guitar
Staying with old Durango friends, Ethel and Ray Parker in Santa Monica was lovely. We heard our son Mitchell play at the Beverly Hills Promenade before visiting my cousin Donna Guske, her 8 month old triplets, and grandma Betty Pinney.