Thursday, December 10, 2009

Liz Hickok's Holiday Open Studio

If you've ever seen Vertigo...

...then you would see how Liz Hickok's Mission Delores would fit in just nicely. Hitch and Saul Bass would heartily approve. Hey, Liz is having a show and she says-

Hello Friends,

I'd like to invite you to my Holiday Open Studio event happening in San Francisco this Sunday, Dec 13th. It would be great if you could come by to see my two new Mission District (in Jell-O) photos, as well as some work from my recent residency at MASS MoCA.

In addition to drinks, tasty snacks, and music, I will also have a brand new Jell-O sculpture in progress. Come get a sneak preview. Please feel free to invite friends, family, and colleagues.

If you won’t be in the area, you might be interested in one of my current or upcoming exhibitions happening across the country. I’ve included the information below, and on my website. Or email me for more information.

Holiday Open Studio:
Sunday December 13th, from 2 to 7pm1890 Bryant St. Studio #211 (at Mariposa St.)San Francisco, CA 94110

Current Show:
I am in a group show called You Art What You Eat at MASS MoCA, an amazing museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. It will be open through the Spring. I also had a week-long residency there this past October, working with second graders. I’ll be posting the photos from their projects in the next week or so.

Three upcoming shows:

-There's No Place Like Here, Tower Gallery at SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY, January 27–February 26, 2010 (Opening reception: January 26)

-Off the Map, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, February 2010 (Opening reception: February 11)

-Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest, Houston, TX, March 2010

Best wishes and happy holidays!

Liz Hickok

Friday, December 4, 2009

Top Chef, WTF?

So let's see, her chevre mousse with honey mushrooms, braised radishes, and basil was just a little to salty for the gals. Tom and Michael Chiarello weren't complaining during the serving.

Besides, she didn't serve a pregnant woman an undercooked egg (uh, Mike Voltaggio) and she had duckiness going for her.

She has duckiness.

Forget them, Jen, you're my Top Chef.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Uh, would you drink that?

Would you drink an ale named "Pliny The Elder?"

Sure, maybe, I don't know. I do have some reservations with the brew I saw sitting next to it...

...I mean, "Blind Pig?" It is probably a tasty ale, but I can't help but think of people getting blind off of bathtub gin during Prohibition.

Enough of that, here is Weird Al with "The Beer Song."