Oil Portrait

Is just me, or is oil more colorful than charcoal? I've been trying to find time to get back to the studio and paint, but unexpected freelance projects keep showing up. Even so, I at least have been able to use pliers to force open some neglected tubes of oil paint and splash some color on canvas.

Oil portrait, detail.

Oil portrait, detail.

Twelfth Night at Meow Wolf

The Ducdame Ensemble's performance of Twelfth Night was not only a sellout, it received a robust standing ovation. Later that night, back at the house, the members of the ensemble gathered for several toasts and merriment ensued.

Left side, clockwise from top: Alexander Kirby, Isabel Karp, Samantha Blinn, Kelly Strandemo, Sean Boyd. Right side, from the top: Michael J. Connolly, Will McKay, Ariana Karp, Nicholas Koy Santillo.

Left side, clockwise from top: Alexander Kirby, Isabel Karp, Samantha Blinn, Kelly Strandemo, Sean Boyd. Right side, from the top: Michael J. Connolly, Will McKay, Ariana Karp, Nicholas Koy Santillo.

Ducdame Ensemble performs at Meow Wolf

The Ducdame Ensemble of actors are in town to perform for the International Shakespeare Center's inaugural repertory season in Santa Fe. Nine Ducdame members have traveled to Santa Fe to perform Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Meow Wolf, an amazing art gallery/collective/experience located in a former bowling alley, although once inside, you're totally convinced you're in a weird, two-story, Victorian house. Ducdame will create an immersive theater experience, with the audience following the actors from room to room, and into freaky spaces, such the refrigerator door that leads to another mind-bending space.

Meow Wolf visitors contemplate what might be beyond the refrigerator.

Meow Wolf visitors contemplate what might be beyond the refrigerator.

Opening night is tonight, August 22. It promises to be an exciting and memorable theater event.