I edited the bryanfarleyphotography post on 8/19/2014 at 11:20 pm, primarily for gramatical errors. I rushed to publish earlier today and did not proof as well as I could have. I might have rushed my edit tonight.
I photographed all three days of the Integrated Learning Summer Institute at Chabot Space and Science Museum last week.
I photographed every workshop except for the one that I planned to shoot. I wonder if that says more about me or more about art educators. The workshops were interesting. I enjoyed every one that I attended. I wish that I also visited the walking workshop into the redwoods.
I'm Still The King of Me
I have been listenning to at least three different pieces of music while writing the other blog post. When I am done editing I do not know what will have lasted. The three pieces are Pieces of A Man by Gil Scott-Heron, especially "I Think I'll Call It Morning." The second is Miles Davis, "A Kind of Blue." The third is Carole King's "Tapestry." Kind of Blue was released 55 years ago Sunday.
The institute was opened with Neil DeGrasse Tyson's quote about how we are all connected. was discussed in the openning session on Day 1. His quote about how we were connected to the universere reminded me of another interview. Here is the full interview: Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael.
A few more notes about Tyson's discussion. If you move to the discussion about Blues at 6:15, Neil DeGrasse Tyson says,
"Not all the world is sunshine and blue skies, and without that reminder...."
Fly Me To The Moon at the 38 minute mark.
A painting or a picture is not art. A piece of art work is not the same as the process of art.
My pictures that attempt to show the process of art are not art. I might be an artist who does art, but my evidence is not art. I do art. I make art. I work and play at art. I struggle and play at art. Whether I am wildly successful or completely flawed, I am still a struggling artist sometimes.
Another Note on Tapestry: So you know the guy who sits next to Jack Nicholson at Laker games? Maybe you haven't watched in years. (I haven't.) There was this guy who would sit courside next to Jack Nicholson at Laker games. Some announcers (and fans) would think, "Who is that weirdo next to Jack Nicholson? Why does he sit next to Jack?" When you produce albums like Tapestry, you can sit next to Jack Nicholson... or perhaps I should say, when you make movies like The Shining, you get to sit next to Lou Adler. And then there is The Monterey Pop Festival, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cheech and Chong, The Roxy, stuff on Wikipedia. #SoMyInternetSays
Maybe something's wrong with you that makes act the way you do. (Sheryl Crow). Maybe.
I really like Sheryl Crow.
When I was a kid, I never considered being an artist. Art was for rich people. My family worked in the yard. We farmed. We built things. We painted houses, but we did not paint pictures. We listened to music, but we did not create it. When I hear Scot-Heron sing, "I'm gonna take myself a piece of sunshine and paint it all over my sky,"