Friday, January 8, 2016

Uncle Jack

You may remember a couple months back that we made our way down to SoHo on a Thursday night to see the opening of Andy Goldsworthy's newest exhibit.  Thursday nights are traditionally gallery hopping nights in Chelsea and SoHo, the night of the week when the galleries throw opening receptions for their artists.

Well, last night we got to attend another opening night, this time for someone we know well and love.  Kevin's uncle Jack is an amazing artist (who's work we have throughout our home).  He also hosted our wedding at his beautiful compound in Healdsburg, California, the former home of Charles Schulz of Snoopy fame.


The kids had a great time.  Ella and Jack discussed Ella's new oil paints set and he told her that he was her age when he got his first set of oils as well.  We had a very lovely conversation with is wife Diane, who couldn't have been any nicer.


We really enjoyed this newest exhibit of work we hadn't seen before because several of the paintings are from the Hudson River Valley, places we've hiked and visited over the last couple of years.  Jack grew up nearby in Yonkers, New York, and has a special affinity for the Hudson River School of painters.

It was a packed house and by now the kids are pretty used to being the only children in a gallery, but I think they felt pretty special to get a hug and kiss from the artist.


  1. These look beautiful! What a fun time for you all. Hoping you are staying warm in New York. Gregor & I need to come visit! Besides just hanging out with you, I have to see Storm King Art Center now that you have introduced me to this. Hugs to you all!

    1. Deb! Come anytime!! We'd love to show you around town and especially take you up to Storm King, one of my favorite places on the planet. xoxo