Wow, last night we had a stellar time at Le Poisson Rouge at an official international Art Battle. The artists were phenomenal! Twelve artists had 20 minutes to compete head to head in two qualifying rounds, the top 2 from each moved on to the final round.
The audience used its tear off ballot to vote, Artist ANDRE and Marthalicia Matarrita were clear favorites in round one.
Sunshine, clear skies and the constant feeling of being short of breath; ah, Colorado in the spring. While visiting and catching up with our friends in Denver Colorado we drove down open roads framed with breathtaking mountain views. Our four day trip in Colorado was cram-jammed with activity. Here is a re-cap of some of our favorite things.
Last Saturday we visited the Flatlands Reformed Church Cemetery which is the oldest church cemetery in Brooklyn. It interns the remains of some of the first families in Brooklyn who lived here in the 17th century. I was surprised to learn that Juliette and I are related to some of the interned: The Hooglandts, the Newkirks, the Bergens, the Schnecks, the Rapaljes. When they immigrated many of them were political and religious refugees of their homeland. Yet we tend to only think of them as settlers.