Friday, June 18, 2010
Miriam Slater did a series of telephones in the 1970's. It all began when she painted one for herself and then all her friends wanted phones, too. She ended up doing about fifteen, with many of them being specific designs tailor made for each client. For example, the cubist phone above has a portrait of the client's golden retriever on it. The phones were featured in the tabloid Star magazine (bottom article) in 1983 and a few of Slater's phones are still available through the Poetic Eye Gallery online.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are invited to come to an an exhibition of Harry Carmean's art while entertained by singer Lois Mahalia at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara. The Poetic Eye has collaborated with with the Bottoms Art Galleries in Santa Barbara to produce this event which will prove to be a visual and acoustical feast. It all starts on Thursday June 10 at 5:00 (and goes through 9:00). Carmean's work can be viewed anytime, so if you are in the area, be sure to drop by the gallery which is past the main lobby on the right.