Hudson Valley Autumn

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We spent last weekend and a few days this week in the Hudson Valley doing all the tourist things. Gallery hopping, antiquing, hitting the wineries and eating far too much. Did a quick side trip to Woodstock for a visit with old friend Bernard Gerson of Galerie BMG and a stop at SUNY Ulster for the Kahn & Selsnick show.

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What I didn’t realize, until chatting with some locals at lunch in Rhinebeck, was Frank Gehry had designed the Fisher Center at Bard College, just up the road. The next morning we were off to Bard.

I’ve visited Gehry buildings in urban settings, and subconsciously when I think Gehry, I envision large, urban structures. What I found was anything but. With it’s undulating surfaces reflecting the sky and surrounding Bard campus, the intimate Fisher Center melds perfectly in its wooded setting, continually presenting unique experiences whether performing or participating as an audience member.

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Alabama Hills, ’15

Alabama Hills SunriseJust returned from the Alabama Hills and Eastern Sierras with good friends Bill Earle, Beamie Young, Marc Nathenson and Evie Crocker. You are probably tired of our trips to the Alabama Hills, but it is one place you can visit and never tire. We did explore more of the Owens Valley this time, from Horseshoe Meadow to the Bristlecone Pines and many of the valleys in between.

For an added treat this trip, we joined local resident Laura Campbell, photographer & publisher of Looking Glass Magazine, for an afternoon of shooting on Owens Lake. If you’re unaware, Owens Lake is a “dry lake”, drained by the city of Los Angeles 100 years ago and a point of contention ever since. Images coming soon.

Sunrise, Alabama Hills