In keeping with the "spring cleaning" theme I mentioned earlier, I took down some of the post-fire photos and replaced them with two slideshows of Mr. I at work. He's just finished a major project for Cool Globes, and his globe will be on display at the National Botanical Gardens and Reagan International Airport in Washington, D.C.
One slideshow is of Mr. I and a very special guest: Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, who stopped by to add a piece to the globe and see Mr. I's new house.
The slideshows didn't encode perfectly, so it's better to just click on them and view the photos until I get it worked out.
Mr. I is currently in Las Vegas for a couple weeks doing a workshop with the House of Blues out there, but I'm sure there will be more to report when he returns. Interestingly, if any of you ever get to Vegas, make sure to check out Mr. I's environment at Mandalay Bay.
The Globe Updates
Monday, May 19, 2008
I know I've been MIA, and my apologies for that. I'm curating a show that opens in Reading in three weeks, so I've been very busy.
I just linked Geoff Gehman's story on the Tribute to the Arts luncheon, which everyone who attended said was a great event.
You'll notice some changes over the next few weeks, as I'll try to move the site from a post-fire one into a more sustained outlet for news on Mr. I, since people have told me they find it useful (by the way, please feel free to contact me if you have any feedback or ideas for the site). I've already taken down the calendar, since our main fundraising efforts are over. Thanks again to everyone who helped out and made them such a success. I'll probably also replace the fire cleanup pictures with new ones as we have them, like the one of Mr. I in the garden at the top.
I was at Mr. I's house yesterday, and I'm going back later today to take some photos. It's in really beautiful condition. The clutter from his last house is gone, and while it will no doubt return in time, for the time being it is a wonderful experience to enjoy all the art and collections with all the space of his new place.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Mr. I Updates
Hi everyone, just wanted to tell you that I stopped by Mr. I's this morning, and his house looks amazing. He's really made it into an I-space. The garden is one of his new favorite places to be, and he's really making a fantastic environment out of it, enough so that I changed the picture at the top to a happier one of him in the garden.
Thanks again to Mike Fegley and the rest of the Brew Works people who opened a cask for Mr. I last night. Here's a picture of Mr. I at the event with Walt Garvin of the Lehigh Valley Blues Network:
And, lastly, if anyone wants to join us for the Fine Arts Commission Tribute to the Arts luncheon next week, here's the info: http://www.bfac-lv.org/tributetothearts.htm
Thursday, May 1, 2008
First Firkin' TONIGHT 4:30-6:30
Just wanted to remind you all to swing by the Bethlehem Brew Works at Happy Hour for the First Firkin' fundraiser for Mr. I. It's a really great show of support by Mike Fegley and the rest of the Brew Works people, and it should be good times.
4:30-6:30 at the BBW, on Broad and Main.
See you there!
In other news:
A wayyyy overdue thanks to Summre and everyone who helped out at the Full Circle art auction. They raised $2,400 for Mr. I, which is just fantastic! Thanks again to everyone there.
And, in case you haven't heard, we have wonderful news from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Council, who is giving Mr. I the Mayor's Award for service to the arts. It's arguably the highest honor they give out. It's only given out every few years, and Mr. I will actually be the first artist to receive the award (the others have been supporters of the arts). That will happen at the Tribute to the Arts Luncheon on May 8.
Okay everyone, come out to the Brew Works tonight and let's make this event a success!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Last Chance for Full Circle Artwork
Just wanted to remind you that the Full Circle Art Sale and Auction at the Fowler Family Center is still going on. You can stop by and purchase art any time from now until the end of March!
I saw Mr. I last night, and he is quickly filling his house up with art. His mother is in town for a while, and it is great to have Margaret (who is quite an artist herself) in Bethlehem with us.
Other than that, there will likely be some events coming up in May. Please let me know if there are any events or announcements on your end, and I'll be sure to keep you posted as we know more.
Once again, thanks to everyone who has helped out so far.
Friday, March 7, 2008
The Intuit Press Release
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Just heard back from Lehigh that the a capella concert in February raised almost $700 for Mr. I. Thanks again so much to ArtsLehigh and the a capella groups for all their hard work.
And... I just got the okay from Intuit to announce that their benefit auction for Mr. I raised more than $12,000! That is really fantastic news. We'll hopefully have the official release soon so I can share it with you.
Stuck in Pittsburgh this weekend, but remember that Friday night is the Full Circle art auction and sale. Check out the details at left or on the flyer I uploaded below.
Thanks so much to everyone who keeps working hard to keep Mr. I inspiring.