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TBT ... Christmas ... sometime in the mid 90’s. With my friend Mark and his sister Nancy #tbt #holiday #friendship #lifeofgayartist #holidayspirit #christmasisalmosthere
So ... world traveler and jewelry enthusiast @alice_uhmma stopped by the gallery today to see the exhibit “ Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now. Here we are standing in front of our favorite bracelets by @donnadaquino !! #contemporarystudiojewelry #societyofcrafts #wecoverthewaterfront #adorningbostonandbeyond
Ok ... so I’m really not a “ foodie “ person ... but, the shrimp boat at Friday night’s event was #2die4 !! #foodporn #holidayevents #societyofcrafts #wecoverthewaterfront #oceanprime
Baby ... it’s too cold for this sort of thing !! #merchandising #mannequins #workingretail #thethingsyouseeonthestreet #babyitscoldoutside
I want to believe that the spirit of Arthur Smith was smiling down on us the other night. My friend Joshua came by the gallery and modeled some of the jewelry currently on exhibit in “ Adorning Boston and Beyond “. Because sometimes boys wear jewelry too ... #contemporarystudiojewelry #adorningbostonandbeyond #societyofcrafts #wecoverthewaterfront  #boyswearjewelrytoo #adamgrinovich #malloryweston #joewood #joycescott #myungurso #jennifercrupi #arthursmithjewelry
Charcoal sketches of loved ones and others remembered. Stitched together and suspended from the ceiling ... while a lone dancer moves beneath them.  A pile of sticks arranged in a circular pattern ... the pattern of storms ... reminding us of the trees that fell so early in the season. We are alone in our collective grief here ... and we are all very much together. Some images from last night’s vigil for #worldaidsday2018 #medicinewheelproductions #whatisrememberedlives #adaywithoutart
Charcoal sketches of loved ones and others remembered. Stitched together and suspended from the ceiling ... while a lone dancer moves beneath them. A pile of sticks arranged in a circular pattern ... the pattern of storms ... reminding us of the trees that fell so early in the season. We are alone in our collective grief here ... and we are all very much together. Some images from last night’s vigil for #worldaidsday2018  #medicinewheelproductions  #whatisrememberedlives  #adaywithoutart 
I want to say that it gets easier but it never really does. As we get older ... we just learn different ways of coping with the loss. Today ... I have to go to work and be my usual cheerful self ... even though inside I’m grieving.  For the loss of a certain special one and the genocide of a generation at the hands of Reagan. My dear ones ... today is World AIDS Day. #neverforget #whatisrememberedlives #loveandloss #actup #worldaidsday2018
I want to say that it gets easier but it never really does. As we get older ... we just learn different ways of coping with the loss. Today ... I have to go to work and be my usual cheerful self ... even though inside I’m grieving. For the loss of a certain special one and the genocide of a generation at the hands of Reagan. My dear ones ... today is World AIDS Day. #neverforget  #whatisrememberedlives  #loveandloss  #actup  #worldaidsday2018 
TBT ... 1990. Sketch found in an old journal ... titled “ Eye of the Storm “. #selfportrait #sketchbook #artistjournal #lifeofgayartist #queerart #iwasyoungonce
Brunch today with someone I haven’t seen in 20+ years ... and another who I don’t see often enough. The great thing about social media is that it’s allowed us to reconnect after so many years and pick up where we left off. Thank you to @smashhairboston and @jameshasgrams for the wonderful conversation, the laughs, and those big welcoming hugs !! #instagay #friendship #brunchbuddies #thebeehiveboston #southendboston
Brunch today with someone I haven’t seen in 20+ years ... and another who I don’t see often enough. The great thing about social media is that it’s allowed us to reconnect after so many years and pick up where we left off. Thank you to @smashhairboston and @jameshasgrams for the wonderful conversation, the laughs, and those big welcoming hugs !! #instagay  #friendship  #brunchbuddies  #thebeehiveboston  #southendboston 
It’s been a long week ... and still, so much to be grateful for !! Everything I post here ... yes, and then the things I keep in the quiet of my heart. Hoping everyone had a nice Thanksgiving !! #givethanks #grateful #happythanksgiving #onalighternote #whomadethepie
Every so often ... I pull out Lillian Hellman’s “ An Unfinished Woman “ and I re-read the preface:
“ But I am not yet old enough to like the past better than the present, although there are nights when I have a passing sadness for the unnecessary pains, the self made foolishness that was, is and will be. I do regret that I have spent too much of my life trying to find what I called the ‘truth’, trying to find what I called ‘sense ‘. I never knew what I meant by truth, never made the sense I  hoped for. All I mean is that I left too much of me unfinished because I wasted too much time. However ... “  #literaryquotes #lillianhellman #unfinishedwoman #thatoneword #however #allthepossibilities. 📸 by Irving Penn, 1947
Every so often ... I pull out Lillian Hellman’s “ An Unfinished Woman “ and I re-read the preface: “ But I am not yet old enough to like the past better than the present, although there are nights when I have a passing sadness for the unnecessary pains, the self made foolishness that was, is and will be. I do regret that I have spent too much of my life trying to find what I called the ‘truth’, trying to find what I called ‘sense ‘. I never knew what I meant by truth, never made the sense I hoped for. All I mean is that I left too much of me unfinished because I wasted too much time. However ... “ #literaryquotes  #lillianhellman  #unfinishedwoman  #thatoneword  #however  #allthepossibilities . 📸 by Irving Penn, 1947
It’s always pretty the first time around ... #snow #cambridge #harvardsquare #inclimateweather #toosoon #babyitscoldoutside
Years ago ... when I was cleaning out my studio ... I gave the artist Clara Wainwright a collection of my batik scraps for her work. It’s fun to go to one of her shows and examine her quilts to see if there are remnants of ones “ other” life there. It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo ? “ ... only with batik !! Clara’s quilts are part of a two person show called: “ 154 Years of Serendipity “ with Roger Kizik. The show is still up through December 1st at Gallery Kayafas. #clarawainwright #contemporaryquilts #mendingtheworld #batik #cracksinthewax  #gallerykayafas #sowaboston
Years ago ... when I was cleaning out my studio ... I gave the artist Clara Wainwright a collection of my batik scraps for her work. It’s fun to go to one of her shows and examine her quilts to see if there are remnants of ones “ other” life there. It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo ? “ ... only with batik !! Clara’s quilts are part of a two person show called: “ 154 Years of Serendipity “ with Roger Kizik. The show is still up through December 1st at Gallery Kayafas. #clarawainwright  #contemporaryquilts  #mendingtheworld  #batik  #cracksinthewax  #gallerykayafas  #sowaboston 
Model wearing brass necklace by Tiff Massey with work by Myung Urso peeking over his shoulder. #tiffmassey #myungurso #contemporaryjewelry #studioartjewelry #societyofcrafts #wecoverthewaterfront #adorningbostonandbeyond
Well ... last night was one for the books !! “ Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now” , curated by Heather White, opened in our exhibition gallery. It was everything an opening night should be: huge crowd, beautiful jewelry, great conversations, seeing old friends and making new !! #contemporaryjewelry #artjewelry #donnadaquino #adamgrinovich #tanyacrane #tiffmassey #kathleenbrowne #societyofcrafts #wecoverthewaterfront #adorningbostonandbeyond
Well ... last night was one for the books !! “ Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now” , curated by Heather White, opened in our exhibition gallery. It was everything an opening night should be: huge crowd, beautiful jewelry, great conversations, seeing old friends and making new !! #contemporaryjewelry  #artjewelry  #donnadaquino  #adamgrinovich  #tanyacrane  #tiffmassey  #kathleenbrowne  #societyofcrafts  #wecoverthewaterfront  #adorningbostonandbeyond 
Obligatory “ I VOTED “ selfie. Did you vote ? If you haven’t ... there’s still time. VOTE like your life depends on it. For some of us ... it does !! #vote #midtermelections #civicdutyselfie
Obligatory “ I VOTED “ selfie. Did you vote ? If you haven’t ... there’s still time. VOTE like your life depends on it. For some of us ... it does !! #vote  #midtermelections  #civicdutyselfie