Saturday, July 16, 2011

Art in Me

I went to a garden party......and all that Ricky Nelson stuff.

It was actually a gathering for the Museum for Contemporary Art.   It was in the 'hood and it was a nice time.

I don't have a lot of experience with MOCA.  The biggest thing I did was participate in their sponsorship of Spencer Tunick's installation a seven years ago.  One I'd do again in a heartbeat.

Here is one of the unofficial releases from that day.  These are all guys.  I could point out where I am in the group, but I don't want you all to gawk.

But MOCA is putting up a new building and revitalizing part of Cleveland that is much in need of getting some life into it.  It was a good cause - and they didn't ask for a dime.   Yet.

I mean, you know it's coming just not yet.   And I'm good with supporting the arts.

Even better, it was catered with a full (and open) bar from Fire, a Cleveland fine restaurant.  And for whatever reason, their head chef and owner was at the party, serving us food.  Sorry Doug, but don't you have a place of business to run?  Should you really be serving me panna cotta with strawberries instead of cooking up your wildly overpriced entrees a few miles away? 

Don't get me wrong, I ate it all, but I wondered what strings were pulled for this - and at what cost, especially since it wasn't really a fundraiser.   Yet.

Everyone in this 'hood knows me as the 'email guy', since I send administer the emails for the area.  I could cure cancer, but I'd still be known as the 'email guy'.  There are worse things, I suppose.  They are all very nice about it and appreciative of the service.

On even more of a plus side, I met someone from MOCA who is going to send me a DVD of the Spencer Tunick installation.  They filmed how it was done and honestly, I never noticed a video camera the entire day, so it'll be cool to get and see that. 

So after that wine there, Denton and I went out and had more wine.   Hey, it's summer.....and the weekend.  I can quit anytime I want to.......just not this weekend.

Song by:  Jars of Clay


Bo said...

I'm guessing...front row...2nd from the left.

Cubby said...

I think I spotted you. Did you shave 'down there' before this was taken?

brian said...

Where are the brown behinds?

Ur-spo said...

"The email guy' doesn't sound bad to me; it could be worse!