Wednesday, April 2, 2008
coming soon to a gallery near you, if you live in athens, georgia
Susan Seydel Cofer's "Learning to Love the Species" is the first-ever presentation of all of her remarkable diorama portraits of personalities from V. S. Naipaul to yours truly, with more significant and superbly crafted stops at more movers and shakers in Georgia than you can shake a stick at.
It opens on April 8 in the Broad Street Gallery of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 257 W. Broad Street, Athens, GA, with a reception on April 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and a gallery talk April 17, 6 - 8 p.m.
If I had been wearing my signature raincoat instead of summer gear made up of my old writings from Art Papers, I think this portrait would resemble Peter Falk, but no one else thinks that.
The miniature artworks are by Frank Hunter, Maurice Clifford, E. K. Huckaby, and, I believe, Susan herself, but more likely there is a sculptor whom I am forgetting. My bad, as apparently they used to say. (Would somebody enlighten me as to where this season's "I has" comes from? I has art opening.)