Friday, July 15, 2011

Fun with Auntie Carmen

I have such a talented Family!
My Dads sister (Carmen) is a famous glass artist in Portland. she has shown with some of the top names in the business.


This is some of her work.
It's all from her last body of work.


Auntie Carmen is going to have a very large show at Traver Gallery in Seattle WA.
( She is showing right next to Lino Tagliapietra, one of THE worlds greatest glass blowers.)
Since she had quite a few crates that she needed to take up to WA, My Dad volunteered to take our trailer up to Portland and loud her stuff up then take it to Seattle for her.
And I decided that I would like to go to!


We left Monday Morning. we headed over hood. ( Blah, Driving over Hood. )

once you get into the MT.s though, WOW!
 I LOVE living here!

since all of her work for this show was all ready boxed up,
 I was only able to get pictures of pictures.
She does some pretty awesome stuff!
it's hard to tell from the pic's how amazing these really are!

Loading up

The Artist.

Tuesday morning leaving Portland.
I should have brought my rain boots...

Entering Seattle!!

I felt like such a yokel...

Downtown Seattle

The ally behind the Gallery

(This is not the Gallery building F.Y.I.)

Dad getting ready to unload

( this IS the gallery building. )

When ever I go into a gallery, antique shop, really anywhere that has expensive breakables. I always feel as though I am going to brush my purse, breath to heavily, or something to noke over these things that are worth a lot more then my life...
so far nothing has ever happened. but I'm waiting for that day when I can't control myself, and I have to touch something...
maybe I should get one of those arm restrains that they put on crazy people.
This is some of Lino's work.

And Yes, I did have permission to take photo's.

after we dropped of Auntie Carmen at the Gallery ,
My Dad and I went on a power tour of pikes market.
we didn't want to stay to long because we still had to drive ALL the way home still
and trying to drive through downtown Seattle during rush hour with a minivan+trailer didn't really sound like a fun time.

(had to get a cheesy photo)
driving home.

The Columbia


Over Hood again.

Driving between Madras and Redmond

It was a really good trip. long, but good!
I just wish we could have seen Auntie Carmen's art hung and been able to spend more time in Seattle.
oh, well. it's not the last time I will be able to go to Seattle.
Happy Road-tripping~

1 comment:

  1. Oh fun! I love her glass work. Glad you got to go to Pikes. Did you see any fish tossing?