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Cultural Event #1

23 Jan

Disclaimer: The following is an assignment for my Photography Portfolio class, do not feel obligated to read it.


January 18th my Portfolio Photography class with Roddy MacInnes went on a field trip to the Denver Art Museum and then afterwards we continued the field trip and went to the Camera Obscura Gallery across the street.

At the DAM, we went directly to a photography exhibit featuring the photos of Robert Benjamin, an acquaintance of Roddy’s.   The show is called “Robert Benjamin: Notes from a Quiet Life.”  His photographs focus on light, color and reflections.  They often have meditative qualities but they lack movement.  His photographs are obviously very personal— every one features a member or two of his family, particularly his wife.  I could appreciate his obvious technical skill and I liked a few of his photographs— particularly the one of his son with the horses and the one that shows his children playing in the sprinkler— however his overall subject matter didn’t appeal to me.

After we left the DAM, we trekked across the street to the Camera Obscura Gallery— the oldest photography gallery in the world!  We met the owner, Hal and after a brief introduction, we were given free-reign of the gallery.  There had been a juried competition and so we got to see all the winners and honorable mentions.   The Gallery was divided up into different sections based on subject matter.  “People” were upstairs, experimental and landscapes downstairs, etc.  I really enjoyed the time we spent in the gallery.  The sad news is that apparently it is out of funds and will have to shut down fairly soon.  Sad day.

On the whole, our fieldtrip downtown was successful.  I was exposed to a new artist at the Denver Art Museum and even a whole new gallery. I hope to make it back to the Camera Obscura Gallery before it closes it’s doors for good.


itty bitty update

14 Aug

The smothering

Here is just a quick update, loves.  Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. the past few days.  I’ve been hella busy!

Today is the last day of my internship at the DAM & I’ll truly be sad to go.  I’ve enjoyed it so much!  And when I get home from work, my mom, my sister and I will get to work on finishing packing up all my shiz. Yikes. That is a scary thought.  My Uncle Jon lives in Wyoming & he was really nice and agreed to store some stuff for me but other than that, everything must go!

I finished my paper last night while my mom and sister were visiting my Aunt and Uncle and since I finished, I then had the lovely opportunity to see some friends from high school who are visiting Denver (woot Lauren & Melissa!).  I took GiGi with and met them at Stella’s and it was really fun- it’s seriously been so long since we’ve gotten together that I have no idea when the last time was that I saw them!

This morning we woke up bright and early at the hotel my mom & sister are staying at.  I drove to campus, printed and turned in my papers (relief) and then went to work.

Calla, Victoria and I went out for a “Last Day of Work” lunch at Maggianos and now I’m just finishing up some work before I leave for the day!

It is very likely that I wont post for the next several days since road trips and blogging don’t really go together ;)

Have a great weekend (I know I will)!


Personal Assistant for Hire. JK. But really.

5 Aug

7 days from now my mom and sister will arrive to help me move out of Denver

8 days from now is the final for my summer school class “From Literature to Film”

9 days from now is the last of of my internship at the Denver Art Museum (tear)

11 days from now I’ll arrive in Iowa (just in time for the state fair, woo!)

12 days from now I’ll deposit my sister in her new apartment in Minnesota

14 days from now I have an eye doctor appointment

15 days from now I have a dentist appointment

19 days from now I’ll start the drive from IA to VA with my mom

24 days from now I fly to France (OMG it’s less than a month.)

–luckily my visa arrived last Thursday, but I still have so much to do! I need to make an International SOS profile & notify the state dept that I will be going abroad in addition to so many other things…such as:

Canceling magazine subscriptions, suspending Netflix, take laptop to the Apple store for a once-over to make sure everything is working properly, drop stuff off at Goodwill, go through emails from my five accounts (meh), send lots of emails, figure out my United password retrieval, add frontier miles, Write J. Pap, update blog (but that’s always fun), translate birth certificate into French, figure out how to transfer $$ into a French bank account, and make sure I all the forms I need stating proof of immunizations and all that.

Help! I need a personal assistant to get me through this.

oh! not to mention, selling my couches and bed. awesome (fml)!

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