Friday, August 31, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for September 1 and 2, 2018

Saturday September 1, 2018
1pm to 4:30pm $20 16th Annual Sunburst Showcase of Celebrity Impersonators  The Showcases are TODAY (Friday) and Saturday! The Florida Hotel and Conference Center located at The Florida Mall 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, 32809.  impersonators will perform, delight and entertain the masses, including a special Sunburst edition of “The Tonight Show”.  Plus, guests can get their picture taken with their favorite “celebrity” during intermission and following the showcases. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.SunburstShowcase.com.

3pm to 1am Free. 7th Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’. Raglan Road Orlando Disney Springs™ The Landing, 1640 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista Florida. Raglan Road Orlando will host its 7th Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’
celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink and kicks off with performances beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, August 31 and continues each day and night through late Monday, Sept. 3 until 1 a.m.
A traditional Irish social celebration, the “Hooley” combines music ranging from trad to rock tunes with entertainment and fun for the whole family with no cover charge. The Hooley also will feature Celtic face-painting Saturday through Monday.

8:30pm to 10pm Free. Shuffleboard at Orlando's Beardall Courts. Orlando's Beardall Courts 800 Delaney Ave Orlando FL. Shuffleboard at Orlando's Beardall Courts at 800 Delaney Ave on the 1st Saturday of each month. Free fun!

Sunday September 2, 2018
10am to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 3pm Donation based. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter Rev. Shawn Garvey. Members of the public are invited to visit our historic home museum on a Sunday afternoon from 12 to 3 pm, listen to live music and take a tour of our historic home museum and the James Gamble Rogers II Studio by trained docents.

10pm to Midnight Free but get a coffee. “Comedy Open Mic”. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Charity Benefit for Pulse


I went to Gods and Monsters (5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819) to sketch a charity benefit for Pulse. The tragic attack on Pulse on June 12th  deeply affected our city and our lives. The families of the victims need help, the survivors need help and the staff of Pulse need help as well. We are holding a charity event to raise funds to be donated directly to the GLBT Center of Orlando who in turn will pass these funds on to anyone affected by this tragedy who is in need of assistance.

100% of proceeds from the art auction and raffles goes to the fundraising efforts for the Pulse victims and their families being organized by Hope and Help Center  and the GLBT Center of Orlando. Donations were accepted for water and dry goods and toiletries to donate to the blood donation centers and various counseling sites. Donations were also currently being accepted.

Gods and Monsters also accepted donated items and art for the auction benefit for the victims and their families. Donations could be dropped off at Gods and Monsters anytime during normal hours. There would be raffles, auctions, music and entertainment held throughout the day, starting at 4pm. After 9pm the lounge became 18+ as some entertainment may be more mature in content. Also, 25% of sales all day from both the store and bar are going to be split between the funds for the victims and their families through Hope and Help, the GLBT Center of Orlando, and the Pulse Employee Recovery Fund.

I didn't notice any signs of the benefit happening while I sketched. I imagine any charitable work happened quietly behind the scenes. A few people sat at the Off World Bar having drinks. At least 25% of liquor sales went to the  causes. A reporter was also supposed to meet me at the venue to do an interview, but they never showed up. It was a small town response to a monstrous event the reach of which was still rippling around the world.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tiffany Chapel


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, (445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789) Was open to the public for free on Christmas Eve. Guards in the museum seemed more relaxed. The guard in the Tiffany Chapel expressed how mush she liked seeing me work on the sketch.

In 1893 Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibited the chapel interior at the World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago that brought him international acclaim few American artists enjoyed at the time. The chapel demonstrated the firm’s artistry and craftsmanship in producing ecclesiastical goods ranging from clerical vestments and furnishings to mosaics and leaded-glass windows. It so moved visitors at the time, that men removed their hats in response. The woman seated in front of me kept her bonnet on for the duration.

The ornate chapel is Byzantine in design, built up from simple classical forms, columns, and arches, which are huge in size relative to the chapel’s intimate space (1,082 square feet). When the World's Fair was over, the chapel was brought to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in NYC. It was kept  is a squat basement crypt and was then ignored when the choir was completed upstairs. Unchecked water damage took it's toll, and in 1916 Tiffany offered to remove the chapel at his own expense. It was reinstalled and restored at Tiffany's own Lauriston Hall Estate.

Tiffany died on January 17, 1933. In 1957, Tiffany's abandoned estate was ravaged by fire. Hugh and Jeannette McKean of Winter Park, Florida, were notified by a Tiffany daughter that some of his most important leaded-glass windows were still intact. They visited the devastated Laurelton Hall site, and Jeannette decided they should buy all of the mansion’s then-unwanted windows and architectural fragments. Two years later the McKeans purchased the components of the chapel that remained at Laurelton Hall.

A team of architecture, art, and conservation experts were assembled to begin the more than two-year project of reassembling the chapel. The chapel opened to the public in April 1999, the first time since it was open at the 1893 Colombian Exposition in Chicago. It is a rare gem in the heart of Winter Park.

Catherine Hineman wrote: This year, because Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, we will have a holiday weekend open house just prior to Christmas Eve. That’s two days of free admission to the one and there will be live music on Sunday. This only happens every seven years or so, but it is always confusing to a few who have made the December 24 open house a tradition.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Air Bag Recall


I got a notice in the mail that the the passenger side airbag on my Prius was recalled. It would be replaced for free but I  would have to take it in. The Toyota Dealership is state of the art with a lounge and indoor cafe which makes the wait less painful. Having to  wait also of course is a perfect opportunity to get a sketch done. While most customers used their cell phones, I was busy putting lines and washes on the page.

Now, more than a year later, my rear back tire has a slow leak and I am long overdue for an oil change. Chances are this month or next, I will be going in for another sketch opportunity. I can't vouch for how well the new air bags work, I haven't had a chance to test them out.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Monday, August 27, 2018

Wall Street Cantina


Sometimes I just need to get a chimichanga for lunch. Wall Street Cantina (19 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801) might not have the best Mexican food in Downtown Orlando but I was once again passing by and felt the urge for a chimi while  staring at Mexican wrestlers wearing masks. Don't judge me. This was also a fine chance for some lunchtime people watching and sketching. This place  really gets hopping when sports games are playing on the weekends. During the week it is a bit quieter inside.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Sunday, August 26, 2018

ODD on the Eve of 49 Portraits being Exhibited at Gatlin

On the Eve of the opening of 49 Pulse Portraits at The Gatlin Creative, (4940 South Orange Avenue Unit D, Orlando, FL 32806), artists gathered for drinks and a chance to sketch and chat. The Orlando weekly had listed the event in their event calendar and I was pleased that a couple stopped out as a date night. On the walls were the original portraits created by 16 local artists of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre. All the portraits were done in one night just as all the lives had been taken in just one night.

Approaching Gatlin Creative, there was a gorgeous sunset to the west. Interrupting the skyline was a billboard that announced the upcoming gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. It was Odd to host this event in the shadow of that billboard. We live in the Gunshine State.

The Gatlin Creative, is an art production house and creative space. Its creators, Tiffany Windsor and Ralph Ballentine have made a second home. Both working independently and also as partners in the film industry, they base all projects out of their studio here. The Gatlin offers other individuals and groups a place to create art, to teach, to learn and to build; a place for people who wish to make things happen.
 

It’s comprised of both personal studio space but also incorporates an additional 1,000 sq ft of space to rent. Whether it be art classes, crafty courses, small photo shoots or a place to meet and work; The Gatlin has much to offer.

As a way to meet each artist who attends ODD, I like to have artists face off and sketch each other with a five minute time limit. All of my sketches were done in that short time window. I like the rush of trying to block in the sketch and get just enough information on the page so that the person might be recognized. I get to take chances and let go a bit and the results aren't very pretty but they are interesting. Part of the challenge of doing sketches every day is to be able to accept whatever is created. There is no time for erasing or second guessing.

Artist Colin Boyer regularly attended ODD events. He went on to be a portrait artist at Disney World and he did some amazing work there. His digital illustrations are stunning. It kind of makes me want to slow down and spend more time on paintings myself. he recently had a beautiful child, so there might not be enough time for these sketch outings for him. I still hoist these ODD events each month. If artists show up that is great but if I am on my own, I still sketch, sample the drinks and food and write up the experience. It is my chance to become a foodie once a month.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Saturday, August 25, 2018

World of Beer


I went to World of Beer located in the Marketplace at Dr Phillips (7800 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819) to meet a friend and chat. Any time I arrive someplace first I get the sketchbook out to sketch while I wait for waiters or the person I am meeting. This is a mad dash sketch which I knew I would probably not complete. That didn't stop me from trying. The bar has a wide assortment of beers and it fills up as people file in after work.

Besides the wide assortment of beers there is also pub grub like German Pretzels, Tater tots chicken wings, burgers and flat breads. I ordered tots to go with my brew. Later that evening I was sketching a rehearsal, so this was my dinner. Like most sports bars there is a phalanx of TV screens so that you are starting into a tube no matter which direction you look.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 25 and 26, 2018

Saturday August 25, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon. Free. FusionFest Open House, Preview and Sign-up. City Beautiful, 1220 Alden Road, Orlando, FL 32803. Do you like to share the culture of your heritage, or perhaps you know someone who does? Or perhaps you would like to be inspired to create a song or dance or prepare a new dish using elements from different influences? Or maybe you would like to volunteer for an exciting new festival designed to bring people together?
We are hosting a FusionFest Open House, Preview and Sign-up event on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m.-noon. Please stop by to learn more about FusionFest, and then pass this invitation on to anyone else who might be curious about this celebration of diversity planned for November 24 and 25 in downtown Orlando.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. New Musical Discovery Series - The United States of Us. The MEZZ 100 S Eola Dr Ste 200, Orlando, Florida 32801. Florida Theatrical Association presents a workshop of THE UNITED STATE OF US, one of the winners selected from more than 40 entries in the Second Annual New Musical Discovery Series.
Book & Lyrics by Alan Gordon
Music by Joy Son
Staged Reading Directed by Michael Wanzie
Synopsis: Set in Brooklyn in 1998, Ken, a single gay man, agrees to marry Esme, a Colombian student, when she finds herself pregnant and on the verge of deportation. When the prospect of same-sex marriage comes to New York, a surprising threat is presented to this unusual family unit.

10:30 p.m. to Midnight. Free but get food and drink. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded flamenco dancing set to acoustic guitar.

Sunday August 26, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $255 members, $275 non-members. Urban Sketching Course. First of 6 weekly sessions. Crealde 600 St. Andrews Blvd Winter Park FL Class 1B. Beginning of each class involves classroom sketch assignments followed by a session of sketching outside the classroom in the neighborhood. Goal at the end of 6 weeks is to produce finished sketched within two hours.

10 a.m.to Noon. Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation. Helena. Helena is an ensemble of Central Florida’s most dauntless singers. The group made their debut at Timucua in 2016 and quickly established themselves by performing adventurous and ambitious repertoire by and about women. Don’t miss this Orlando treasure. Please bring food or wine to share.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Radio Interview


I was asked by Mary Thompson Hunt to be a guest on Real Radio's "From The HeArt" on Magic 107.7 FM. Mary's husband Jason Hunt does highly detailed pencil renderings. Jason and I had both had our work projected on the side of the Suntrust Building  in downtown Orlando during the Creative City Project. It was amazing to see my sketches projected 3 stories high on a skyscraper. The point of the projections was to spark conversation.

Joshua Vickery and Mary hosted the radio interview.  The show is about the arts of Central Florida. We'd wanted to  hear about both of our work, how we create and why. In particular they were curious about my take on the creative arts and visual arts scene of Orlando. Of course sketching at an art opening is one of the most challenging and frustrating experiences because people only pause to look at any work of art for a moment and then they move on. Instead I focus on musicians and actors who must remain on stage for the duration of a show. My work needs to be finished before any show is over. I then close the sketchbook and consider the sketch complete.

As Jason described his work I felt a universal connection to him and his process. "My graphite pencil drawings are called ‘Moments in Time’. For 58 years I’ve drawn from life’s experiences of innocence, loss, inspiration, love, and the many beliefs we embrace throughout life. Seems memories often become a tapestry of our many bits of pleasure and scraps of pain."

"My graphite pencil drawings are in black and white because I’ve come to believe that most truths are found in the many shades of gray. I draw what I love about this world and what is possible for us in relationship to one another. I’m passionate about depicting the beautiful everyday moments and also our inevitable bouts with madness and pain."

My work is a bit less about scraps of pain. I tend to focus on people who gather together for entertainment, fun and pleasure. In part because of the difficulty and challenges of drawing on location, my sketches seldom depict a stolen smile or laugh. Even in public I tend to find people bowing their heads in reverence to technology. In  our efforts to become part of the hive, we are becoming more isolated.

The radio interview was only an hour, so I had to work fast to catch the chaos of microphones and digital screens. The host was in the opposite room behind a glass screen so and interpersonal eye contact or expressions to be found in a person's face were lost. Regardless it was a fun experience.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

a Retrospective of Science Center Sketches on Exhibit


Since 2009, I have been going to the Orlando Science Center to sketch exhibits, galas and events. On the third floor I now have 32 pieces framed and  lining the walls that are a retrospective of the sketches done over the years. My Analog Artist Digital World exhibit is up through October 23, 2018 so there is plenty of time to stop by.

The opening of my exhibit lined up with Science Night Live which is an evening where adults get to imbibe and interact with the exhibits which are usually reserved for the kids. My exhibit is in the halls that overlook Hall of Heroes. Many of my sketches over the years were done from this upper vantage point. Sketching this "god's eye view" offers some privacy allowing enough time to get each sketch done.

Hall of Heroes is a traveling exhibit which allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of superheroes, crime fighters, gadgets and spies. Guests journey through several different themed environments with surprises around every corner. Visitors of all ages will love this exhibit that combines science and science fiction and lets you discover your own super strengths. The Hall of Heroes Exhibit comes down September 3, 2018.

On the night of my opening, I invited about 5 Orlando Urban sketchers out to document the evening. I knew that I would have to spend much of my time at my table to answer any questions about mu work. Pam Schwartz was kind enough to man the table allowing me enough time to finish the sketch above.

I didn't understand the appeal of a full sized half Bat Mobile. It seemed like it might be a photo opportunity but guests were not allowed back to sit in the drivers seat. I have to wonder where the other half of the vehicle might be. It must be sitting in another Science Center somewhere. The original Bat Mobile sold for 4 million dollars at auction. If that is so, then this half of the Bat Mobile might be worth 2 million dollars.

There was a model of a Bat Mobile made entirely out of 4 inch long wooden sticks. They were sort  of like Popsicle sticks but thicker. There were loose sticks for guests to build their own. A couple built a skyscraper tower. Until it got to high for the woman to reach. They abandoned their creation and then a very tall guy who must be a basketball player added some more floors. It stayed at that height for some time until a thin guy looked up at it and decided to add one more floor. The upper floors buckled and he tried to save the building by grabbing the midsection which made the whole thing much worse. It crashed down and scattered all over the room. Holy Tower of Babel!


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wall Street Cantina


I was running a series of errands downtown and decided to stop into Wall Street Cantina (19 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801) for a chimichanga which consisted of a rolled tortilla filled with shredded grilled chicken, green chilies, refried beans and cheese, fried to a golden brown topped with roasted salsa and melted cheese. I enjoyed it, and the portions were quite good.  Wall Street Cantina isn't the best choice for Mexican food downtown but I just needed a bite between chores  The table next to me, several men were focused on their cell phones the entire time I was there. People on cell phones ate a perfect subject to sketch because they ate oblivious to the world around them as they focus on their tiny screens.

Tin and Taco (40 W Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801) is a far better choice these days for Mexican food downtown, and it is just a few blocks away from Wall Street. Another decent choice is Gringos Locos ( 22 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801) which has the advantage of being open late at night. I recently ate a Lean Green Machine Burrito there that contained, chicken, guacamole, rice, lettice, pico, cheese, sour cream and salsa verde and it was quite good. 


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Monday, August 20, 2018

Abhidhamma: A Psychology of Awakening


On Wednesdays there is a Mindful Meditation Group that meets in a small backyard hut behind the home of Peter Carlson (1818 Carrigan Avenue, Winter Park, 32789). I went a few times during a turbulent period in my life to quiet my mind. The  evening starts with an hour of meditation followed by a group discussion.

On this day Peter was discussing the Abhidhamma, which is a Sanskrit term that derives from the expression “concerning the teachings.” For the Buddhists however, the term means approximately “higher” or “further” teaching, and it refers both to the doctrinal investigations of the new scholastic movement and to the body of texts yielded by its systematic exposition of Buddhist thought.

Peter discussed a psychology of awakening, suggesting ways to connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West. His white board had notes about universal conditioners, contact, volition, vitality, attention, and contact. The focus was on our will to do which is affected by our feelings and perceptions, seeing (very important to me), hearing, smell and taste. Though I cant claim to fully understand every point offered, it was nice to wrestle with larger concepts rather than keep going over the daily thoughts about how to survive and stay say inspired.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Sunday, August 19, 2018

49, 53 and Beyond Kids Mural

Susan Gromala Crary helped home school students design and then execute a Pulse themed mural in the stairwell leading up to the studio where Michael Pilato and Yuriy Karabash painted a pule mural that now hangs next to a  laundromat on Washington Street across from Dexter's in Thornton park. Chimene Pindar Hurst asked Michael and Yuriy to come to Orlando to work on the mural. I do not believe that the mural is permanently installed in Thornton Park and I am not sure of where it will finally reside.

The children's stairwell mural however is a permanent fixture at the Colonial and Mills Avenue studio above the pizza joint. While painting the mural a can of yellow paint was spilled, and rather than get upset, they incorporated the yellow paint into the overall design. Yellow hand prints and puddles of yellow can be found  all  the way up the steps.

The home school students sang as they worked. One student used a tiny brush to paint in her section of the mural. Susan said that was her style. Inspirational phrases swirled around the myriad of rainbow colored hearts. It was inspiring to see the community come together to help make this studio pace livable and to paint bright colors to try and help the city heal.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Composer's Forum at the White House


The Central Florida Composer’s Forum presented their 4th annual Composer’s Salon Concert at the Timucua Arts Foundation (2000 South Summerlin, Orlando, FL 32806). Seven local Central Florida composers: Eric Brook, Stan Cording, Paul Harlyn, Dr. Chan Ji Kim, Dr. Seunghee Lee, Sharon Omens, and Rebekah Todia,  featured original compositions including local and world premieres in a diverse array of musical stylings. Instrumentation included, piano, violin, flute, saxophone, bassoon, bass guitar, percussion, and electronic music. This was a rare chance to hear music from some of Central Florida's best composers. This sketch was done quickly at the beginning of the concert. I did a second sketch from  the second floor which I posted some time ago.

In July of 2016 I invited local artists to the Falcon Bar (819 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801) to create 49 portraits, one for each of the victims of the mass murder at the Pulse Nightclub. Benoit invited me to exhibit these 49 portraits in the entry to the concert. They were hung high in the wooden rafters and filled every inch of the available space. I was told that one of the composers complained about the portraits being on display since they felt it interfered with the atmosphere of the night's performances. I am always shocked to hear of other artists complaining about art. To hell with propriety, it was an appropriate gesture. At the end of the evening, people had cell phones out shooting photos of the portraits in the rafters.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 18 and 19, 2018

Saturday August 18, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Commander's Call. Museum of Military History 5210 West Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee FL 34746. This ongoing program is held on the 3rd Sat of each month is designed to appeal to families, military memorabilia collectors, history buffs, re-enactors & others interested in military history. In addition, persons interested in displaying, trading or selling their military items such as honor coins, swords, photographs, military buttons, scale model boats and planes, military art, uniforms or other equipment register in advance by calling the museum to reserve a spot. Re-enactors and veterans are welcome to come in uniform to add to the history and authenticity of the military experience. Non-military booths such as healthcare providers, home improvement, local attractions or other businesses are invited to be vendors for minimal donation.
INFO and Register: 407-507-3894 or to register your table space.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Downtown DeLand Classic Car Cruise-In. East Indiana Ave Downtown DeLand, Deland FL. Classic cars and rods line East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Live DJ, giveaways, shopping & dining. Every 3rd Saturday night!
INFO: & for showing your car 386-738-0649

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Adults-Only Science Night Live. Adults & Seniors $15.95. Orlando Science Center 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, Florida 32803. Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live! On display will be a retrospective exhibit of my sketches done at the Science Center since 2009. 30 of the Analog Artist Digital World sketches will be on display through October 23, 2018.
It’s social. It’s science. It’s 21 and up!
Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!
FEATURED EXPERIENCES:

• Hear a presentation from our guest speaker
• Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes, crime fighters, gadgets and spies in our traveling exhibit, Hall of Heroes
• View stars and planets with telescopes in the observatory (weather permitting)
• Experience giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
• Conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory
• Enjoy the latest exhibition on display in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery (Analog Artist Digital World Retrospective.)
• Delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase
• Experience the Science Center in a whole new way…without kids!


Sunday August 19, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811.  The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources. 

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Lake Eola Flow Jam - August. West side of Lake Eola Park in the shade of the trees right between the red Japanese gazebo and the play ground - look for flow toys!
Join us again for our Third Sunday of the Month Flow Jam at Lake Eola! Jam, flow, juggle, share & learn in the park. We are there to have a good time with other flowmies looking for a fun and relaxing day of prop manipulation goodness. We meet up around 1:00 PM.
All types of props and skill levels are welcome! Bring water or other drinks, snacks, blankets, chairs, etc. Just make sure to throw away all of your trash - this is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.


10 p.m. to Noon Free but get a coffee. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Song Circle

Musicians gather monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. til 8:30 P.M. in the community room of the Winter Park Public Library  (460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 for the Central Florida Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Song Circle. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy the music. I stopped in to sketch. This was a relaxing evening in which each musician in turn would perform a piece and other musicians could join in if the mood was right.

Any person interested in acoustic fingerstyle guitar is welcome no players can attend if they wish to listen and bring any friends along. All levels of players can join in because everyone will be exposed to many styles and levels of skills. The circle is very casual. They sit in a circle and share one at a time.

The group recently established some guidelines. By default, if it is your turn to play, then others in the circle are welcome to join in and play with you, as long as they don't drown you out. If you do not wish to have accompaniment that is OK, but you must tell people this before you start playing.

For me this was a relaxing, casual sketch opportunity. I did two sketches on this evening and it would be nice to return to do more. Everyone is literally seating in a large circle as if around a large camp fire and each song sets the mood for the next. Check the groups Facebook group page for the next song circle.

These are the date through the end of the year...
September 19, 2018
October 17, 2018 (Children's Story time Room - 2nd floor)
November 14, 2018 (2nd Wed)
December 19, 2018
Also the group has been  been asked to perform for an event on Saturday afternoon, September 29, 2018 for the writers in Elaine Person's class also in the Winter Park Public Library.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jack's Birthday at Pig Floyd's


Jack Graham held a birthday celebration at Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa (1326 Mills Ave N, Orlando, FL 32803). I never turn down an invite and it was a chance to  try some barbecue. Other friends were there, and the evening was made more festive with some colorful childhood birthday caps.

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa offers you meat that is slowly-cooked all night, to give a succulent and tender barbecue that is second to none. Generously seasoned with sourced herbs and spices, the meat is packed with flavors unique to South America. There is also a selection of local beers, wines and iced beverages that pair well with the food.

The place was packed. My pulled Pork sandwich was decent but not really memorable. I haven't returned since.

Jack recently had a sold out acoustic guitar concert at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts (1905 Kentucky Ave Winter Park, Florida 32789). He put out a call for art to be projected on the stage behind him and I submitted one of my Blue Bamboo paintings. I let him know that if he ever does this again, I could easily edit a series of my sketches to fill the allotted time slot.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Corsets and Cuties: A Burlesque Cabaret


4th Anniversary and Amateur Show is coming to The Venue (511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Florida 32803) on August 17, 2018. The award-winning Corset and Cuties puts a fun twist on Burlesque combining singing and dancing talents with some outrageous humor. They are celebrating their 4th year at The Venue so they're giving you a chance to join the troupe on stage! Have you ever wanted to try burlesque? Think you have the what it takes? Want to cheer on your friends? Any and all are welcome at this annual party and the audience chooses the winner!

And, of course, they'll have a few surprises in store for all of you with a Cuties twist! The rehearsal was a fun mix of leather and lace along with brandished blades and rainbow flowing dresses. This is always an awesome sketch opportunity for me though the clothes fly off fast so the money shot seldom makes it into my sketchbook.

Please note, the doors and the full bar is open at 9pm to get you in the mood. T
he Cuties are always more friendly to those with tips. The show starts at 10pm. The show, full of fun and frivolity is not for the faint at heart, but for those with a sense of humor and adventure!

Your name will be on the guest list to check in after tickets are purchased. Everyone has a chance to win fun door prizes from our fab sponsor Premier Couple's Superstore.
 

This event is for 18 and up!


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Monday, August 13, 2018

Milk Carton Superstars at FAVO

Faith Arts Village (221 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida) hosts an  art studio open house every first Friday of the month.  They describe the art motel's mission s follows: "In life and in extreme death we love. We at FAVO love all and celebrate life and community. Every month we offer this art show to bring people together. We don't care who you are or what you believe in (or don't believe in). Celebrate an evening of just being creative with local creative people."

The event allows patrons to browse through 36 artist studios, vendors, , live musical talent, food trucks and more. Bethany Taylor Myers has a studio in which she showcases work from a different artist each month. Her husband is the drummer and lead vocalist for a band called the Milk Carton Superstars.  They performed in the former motel room now being used as a gallery. They were lit from below and small fans blew their hair upwards giving the illusion that they were falling.

FAVO and Park Lake Presbyterian Church work hand in hand supporting all the Orlando communities. The next FAVO evening is August 3rd. The evening gets started after 5pm as the sun sets.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Sunday, August 12, 2018

National Dance Day


I went to Emotions Dance Studio (111 N Longwood Street #201, Longwood, FL 32750) on National Dance Day. Emotions Dance was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director and Choreographer Larissa Humiston. Emotions Dance consists of a professional contemporary dance company that focuses on social and environmental awareness through the art of dance, dance education training at the organization's state of the art dance studio, and programs that enrich the local community. The organization emphasizes strong technical training and education combined with passionate artistry.  Through inspiring performances, arts-education programs, and active community outreach the company touches thousands of people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds.

For National Dance Day there was a series of performances followed by classes which were free for anyone who wanted to try. When I was done sketching, I joined in and tied some Salsa Dancing.

The next chance to  see Emotions Dance in action will be at The Shift on September 14 and 15, 2018. The Shift is an annual production that showcases work from professional companies and up and coming choreographers in the Central Florida area. The goal of The Shift is to showcase new works to the Central Florida Community in the spirit of collaboration and exploration of dance as an art form.

Showcasing work from the following professional companies/individuals:
  • Aretuza's Ballerina Project
  • Florida Dance Theatre
  • Emotions Dance Inc
  • Ellie Vie Co
  • Crawford Jazz Project
  • Marshall Ellis Dance
  • Still Moving Dance
  • Vincent Sanrocco Dance
  • Inez Patricia School of Dance
  • Tori Sarau
  • CG and Dancers
  • Thomas Wilkins
Tickets go on sale August 10, 2018.
Presale (Until Sept 5)- $18 GA   $14 Students/Seniors (65+)


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Imperial at Washburn Imports


Shortly after getting separated back in 2016, I went to The Imperial at Washburn Imports (1800 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32804) to meet a friend and discuss the lengthy and endless process  of trying to start over.  Washburn is an antiques shop in Ivanhoe Village that also sports a vintage bar. I have been to a few literary event here and I always order a different wine whenever I go here.  On this  night I ordered a Hercula Monastrell 2010, which I noted on the sketch. The wine producer is Bodegas Castano, from the Yecla County Heirarchy in Murcai Spain. It was a red rich intense wine which I would certainly drink again. 
 
The person I was meeting was late, so I started to dash off this sketch. I am so used to going to venues on my own, that I don't know how to be a truly social creature. Hopefully in time I will find the right balance between work and play.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 11 and 12, 2018

Saturday August 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. McRae Art Studios 8 x 10 C-Note Fundraiser Art Sale. McRae Art Studios 1000 Arlington St, Orlando, Florida 32805. Purchase 8 x 10 art work by McRae present and past members for only $100 each. All proceeds benefit and support McRae Art Studios.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Black Cow Jumps - Orlando's Experimental Theater Project. Winter Park Public Library 460 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Black Cow Jumps in association with the Winter Park Library bring an intimate evening of theater; parlor dramaturgy of the mind, immersive and immediate, relational, philosophical and often absurd.
Created by Banks Helfrich, this connective experience is unlike any other.
Come enjoy theater of the heart-- along with complimentary wine, cheese and crackers.

10:30 p.m. to Midnight Free but get a drink and bite. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded Flamenco dancing set to acoustic guitar.

Sunday August 12, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, near the red gazebo.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Script Reading Workshop. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL. Read and workshop plays.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Buyer and Cellar at Mad Cow Theater


Written by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer and Cellar is based on a very real but ludicrous idea. Barbara Streisand has set up a shopping mall in the basement of her luxurious farm house and she needs someone to watch over the merchandise. Actor Alex More, career hit a rod block when he cursed out a child harassing him in a Disney Land costume. He gets a break when told to go to a mysterious location. He is hired to man the private basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house.

There was an annoying hum that I thought was an issue with the sound system, but turned  out to be the sound of the yogurt machine in the basement. Louie Gravance plays the lead role as the actor turned dapper curator in Barbara's basement. He plays all the rolls  inn this one man show that is a tour de force of high energy acting.  I have such a deep respect for any actor who can retain so much material and perform it with such abandon. The roll called for some very flamboyant diva worshiping. Though he sees Barbara as very controlling, he connects with her on a personal level as they play a game of buyer and seller.


Philip Nolan who directs the play is a familiar face from many of the funniest productions I have sketched over the years. He worshiped the projector which had been painted black with such theatrical reverence, that I laughed out loud before the run through. Set designer Cliff Price recreated the opulent basement set.

I am so used to  seeing one man shows at Fringe, but those shows are only an hour long. Though I didn't time the run through it was certainly much longer than an hour. For those who love Barbara or divas in general this will be a fun show. If you know little about Barbara, then at least listen to The Way We Were before you head to the theater. Now I wish I had painted a misty water color of the show, but a digital sketch made sense in the low light.

Buyer and Cellar has 16 shows running from August 10, 2018 to September  2, 2018 at Mad Cow Theater (54 W Church St, Orlando, Florida 32801). Tickets are $15 with a $2.50 fee.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Flight back to Orlando from Nantucket


After a relaxing week in Nantucket it was time to head back to Orlando to continue sketching vigils, memorials and fundraisers for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse that took 49 lives. Airports are always a place to get a sketch done while waiting for a plane to board. My battery was recharged, but a vacation always seems lie it is over just as you are beginning to relax.

Glen Weimer, a college buddy was a consummate host, letting me sleep in his own bedroom as he slept downstairs. We watched several movies in the evenings. One was about Lincoln getting the votes needed to stop slavery. I fell asleep. Another however was about Woodstock, a small town in upstate New York that got more than it planned on when it hosted a concert in the 60s. A young man had decided to host the concert because he felt the sleepy little town needed a boost. Called Taking Woodstock, the movie did an awesome job of following the families story as they adjusted to the sudden changes that a single concert bought to the town. That is a concert I wish I could have sketched.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

View from the Nantucket Hostel


I was waiting for someone at the Star of the Sea Youth Hostel, so I took the time to sketch the view across the street towards the ocean. There is a home between the hostel and the beach and a couple of dunes as well. One of the hostel guests had his sippy drink and a cell phone and was chatting before he drove off on his Vespa. Since I got this much done on the sketch, I must have been waiting for an hour or so. I am attracted to the wind blown shapes of the tree trunks next to the beach. They reminded me of the wispy trees found at Big Sur in California.

Grey is a color that isn't usually used by me in watercolors, but in Nantucket every building is grey, so I actually had to find an art store to get a tube of black and white paint so I  could mix grey each day. Luckily the art store was just a block away from Glen Weimer's home. Sometimes things do line up perfectly. This was my last day on the island. I  miss it.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bathing Suit Optional Beach on Nantucket.

This beach with strong surf and high dunes is a perfect place to relax and soak up  the sun on Nantucket. I sketched someone sun worshiping and his towel was lying in the center of a track from a jeep that had driven down the beach. Visually this looked to me like someone lying in the middle of the road.

At the time it was possible to drive right up to the beach but now apparently access for cars has been blocked meaning it is a much longer hike to get to this slice of paradise.

This was my first time on a bathing suit optional  beach and I definitely liked the sketching opportunity it provided. I got in trouble once with a friend for doing a similar painting of a nude foreshortened figure. I was shocked by the response since this person was an artist. To calm the friendship, I put bathing trunks on the figure and that still was too risque. If you are upset by seeing the human form, just don't bother me with your concerns. I am busy celebrating life rather than being shocked by it.

After this sketch was done, I created a rare abstract painting on the beach which surprisingly sold. I am not chasing that market however. I love getting out and sketching from life too much.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Music of the Night: Masquerade

Orlando Light Opera, Opera De Sol, and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presented Music of the Night: Masquerade at the Orlando Repertory Theater ((1001 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803) from August 2 to 4, 2018. I went on the opening night to sketch.

The show starred Michelle Knight, of Broadway’s Disenchanted, and local stars, Stephanie McCranie, mezzo soprano Sarah Purser Bojorquez, Stephanie Newman, Bryan Hayes, tenor Kit Cleto, baritone Michael John Foster and Andrew LeJeune.

This evening will embody the glamour, magic and mystery of beloved musical theater and opera repertory. Space Coast Symphony performed on stage under conductor, Aaron Collins. Opera del Sol offered an interactive performances upon arrival and throughout the evening.The visual artistry of Ashley Willsey, designer of CFC Arts Hunchback of Notre Dame, had her original projected sets inspired by the larger works from which the music was excerpted.

I was offered a seat up front and center but decided I wanted to sketch from further up, so I could take in more of the audience and so no one would be around me to see the faint glow from my tablet screen as I sketched in the dark.  The evening included many selections from musical Theater of Lloyd Webber, Sondheim, Rogers and Weill. I was excited to see Michelle Knight perform again. I had seen her perform Disenchanted in NYC and her sassy bravado had me laughing out loud that night. Sarah Purser Bojorquez performed as Evita, her voice echoing through the hall from behind the audience. Unfortunately there were more than a few mic issues that evening and it seemed like Michelle's mic cut out more that any other. Pam Schwartz really liked the timber of Bryan Hayes, voice.

Pam Schwartz and I sat behind a millennial couple in masks and I decided to include them in the sketch. Half way through the evening the guy started ripping up his program. They were slow deliberate rips that lasted an excruciatingly long time to execute. How can someone be so dense, clueless and inconsiderate about the people trying to enjoy the music around them? He was trying to make some feeble origami with his program but it was no better engineered that a primitive paper airplane. Such a person should not be allowed out for an evening on the town. They might be fine in a crowed bar where they can be lost in the crowd on their digital devices but keep them out of theaters.

I wanted to take my cell phone flashlight and shine it in this mindless beasts face. Even his date and the people to his right kept looking over at him with annoyance. I heard of an audience member that was following a soccer game from the front row seat while she was supposed to be watching a play. She even shouted out whenever there was a goal. Will live theater have to die because of such mindless dolts? Perhaps an app can be developed that sweeps a theater and uses face recognition to find these strange mindless zombies. Their credit cards should be charged 10 times the ticket price as reparations for the disturbance or they should be escorted from the theater. Though angry, I resisted confrontation because I was busy finishing my sketch. I had work to do. I just laughed to myself about how clueless some folks in Orlando can be.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show. It will be performed  on August 11, 2018 at the Scott center for the Performing Arts at 7PM, and then The Community Church of Vero Beach on August 12, 2018 at 3PM.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Nantucket Bathing Suit Optional Beach


A short walk west from Surfside Beach towards Miacomet Beach on Nantucket is a bathing suit optional beach. I couldn't resist walking there to sketch. I have done figure drawings for decades, so this was a treat. If you know me at all, you know I am a vampire. I got skin caner on my nose removed years ago which was a barbaric operation in which I watched a staple remove a large chunk of flesh inches from my eyes. Just the idea of the C word keeps me from worshiping the sun anymore. While I sketched others soaking up the sun with every inch of their being on this Nantucket beach, I was under a beach umbrella, wrapped in several beach towels with not an inch of skin exposed to the sun.

I liked that there were rainbow colored beach umbrellas scattered along the beach. I made me feel like the Nantucket natives were in solidarity with Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub massacre the previous month. The surf at this beach was particularly strong. I was on the top of a small cliff of sand that the surf had eroded. As the tide came in, it got closer to the bottom of the sand cliff I was resting on to of. As I sketched, the base of the sand was eroded and without warning, the cliff gave way and I tumbled down into the water below. Other than falling in, I didn't swim very far out. I heard that the rip tides are rather strong and the waves were honestly intimidating. I preferred the pleasure of watching and sketching sun bathers to the surf.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 4 and 5, 2018

Saturday August 4, 2018
Thursday August 2 at 3pm to Sunday August 5, 2018 at 3pm. $197.00 Widow Empowerment Event 2018.  Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes 4012 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, Florida 32837.
Experience an epic 3-day full immersion event that is focused on personal transformation for women in widowhood, their mentors, leaders, friends, family and community partners who strive to empower widows to thrive.
Within this supportive, positive community you’ll learn everything you need to know about rebuilding and living an empowered, resilient life which will transform your own widowhood journey. Bring a special supporter friend or family member (female) for this uplifting, inspirational, informative, fun and life nurturing weekend. Say yes.

7pm to 9pm. Ybor City Art Walk. 7th Ave Ybor Tampa, Florida 33605. Featuring a number of arts organizations and artsy businesses. Here are the participating locations:
The Bricks of Ybor, Bloodline Tattoo, Ybor Arts Colony, Hot Wax, Wandering Eye Art Gallery, Dysfunctional Grace, Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery, Live Arts Labs.

8pm to 10pm Free. Shuffleboard at Orlando's Beardall Courts. Orlando's Beardall Courts 800 Delaney Ave Orlando FL. On the 1st Saturday of each month. Free fun!

Sunday August 5,, 2018
10am to Noon Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 1pm. Free. Yoga. Bring your own mat. Lake Eola Park near the red gazebo.

10pm to Midnight Free. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out and laugh, or give it a try yourself.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Surfside Beach in Nantucket


Another glorious relaxing day alone at the beach in Nantucket. I don't wear sunglasses so the beach was shockingly white and bright. Others read and relaxed under their umbrellas while I sketched. Whenever I got too hot I would go out in the surf for a dip in the ocean. Then once I dried off enough, I continued to sketch. The one airport on the island is right at the end of the beach, so periodically a large airplane would land or take off, connecting the island to the mainland.

I was content to feel like a castaway with a sketchbook. Glen Weimer had to work during the day, so I spent my time exploring the beach or island with my sketchbook. There is something very rewarding getting to see an old art school friend after so many years. In the evening he took me out to Millie's Restaurant near Madakett Beach. Millie was a colorful native of the island and the restaurant is a local favorite among the islanders. I had a delicious Po Boy sandwich which hit the spot at the end of a long day baking at the beach.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ethan Philbrick performed at the Nantucket Community Music Center


After the presentation of the Red Violin at the Nantucket Community Music Center (56 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554), Ethen Philbrick performed on Cello. I like most people in the room of course had hoped to hear the Red Violin which was supposed to be a masterpiece of a perfect acoustical instrument. The violin however was spared the stress of performing and was just discussed and held gingerly by it's owner, Elizabeth Pitcairn. Since Elizabeth refused to even pluck a string, of the 1720 instrument that was purchased by her family whose fortune was built on paint for 1.7 million dollars. I satisfied myself by sketching Ethan's performance. I  have a vast respect for him to have followed up such an instrument as the Red Violin. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. I had to wonder what his instrument would be worth at auction. It was a fine end cap to the champagne reception.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com