Kyle Cook at the Helzer Gallery

You still have 10 days to go see Seattle painter Kyle Cook’s show (https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2019/01/14/events-excavations-constructions/) at the Helzer Gallery at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, gallery hours 9-5:30 M-F…up until February 22, 2019.  The paintings are handsome with a map-like quality which hovers between landscape and abstraction. Bits of the road are embedded in the […]

Creative Thinking When Zoning Fails

“Densification” “Infill”…modern words.  These words weren’t part of the vocabulary 25 years ago when we bought this little beach house… Across the street was a heavily wooded lot with huckleberries, salal, shorepines, rhoadies…it looked like this…and birds lived here…”habitat.” For 25 years we rolled up to our house knowing that one day we’d drive in […]

Zena Zezza

In November of 1974, in New York City, the artist Jean Dupuy spent 9 hours making soup and then invited people to come to The Kitchen, have some soup and bread and apple tart and watch 38 artists each present a 2 minute performance, reading, dance, musical piece, poem, story…whatever.  It was called “Soup & […]

Cutler City, Oregon

Let’s back track a little.  Cutler City, site of our aforementioned beach house, is at the far south end of the “Ten Miracles Miles” known as “Lincoln City” (a made-up name used to designate the small towns of Ocean Lake, Delake, Nelscott, Taft and Cutler City, which became as one in March of 1965).  Historically […]

The Corson Building

If you are looking for a memorable dinner in Seattle, off the beaten path, exquisite, attention to detail, carefully sourced food…I’ve got just the place…The Corson Building…(5609 Corson Avenue, S…Seattle) The building was at one time a family home and business that sold statuary, and is located in an industrial area south of Seattle, called […]