14
Aug
09

Dog Days Continued

 

More treasures at Rogers!

More treasures at Rogers!

Picking up where I left off, we left Geneva on Friday morning and Rogers Flea Market is on our path home. I picked up some tin in various form, and Chris found two more items for her Geneva-on-the-Lake collection: a kissing Chinese couple and an ashtray in the shape of a buoy, both items with original GOTL stickers.  

Doll house awaits a new owner.

Doll house awaits a new owner.

We arrived home about 2 Pm, with just enough time to rest before heading down on the river for the Heritage Music Blues Fest. Bruce Wheeler and family do a wonderful job presenting this three day event! For the second year I was happy to have my artwork used for the t-shirt. While the majority of the attendees come from outside our region, I did  bump into a few friends during the event, among which were photographer Jay Stock and artist/professor Tom Doepken.  

Phil from Yorkville, Tom Doepken, Jay Stock, & me at Blues Fest.

Phil from Yorkville, Tom Doepken, Jay Stock, & me at Blues Fest.

There were 24 acts on two stages over the weekend, but my personal favorites were Little Joe McLarran, David Jacobs-Stain, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Chris became an instant fan of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, who happened to be on their final tour as a group.

 

Gale Adegbaloa of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women.

Gale Adegbaloa of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women.

 

My son Shawn, his girl friend Renae, and Chris at Blues Fest.

My son Shawn, his girl friend Renae, and Chris at Blues Fest.

 

Little Joe McLerran opened the Saturday segment of Blues Fest.

Little Joe McLerran opened the Saturday segment of Blues Fest.

    On Sunday Chris and I headed to Pittsburgh to drop off work at the Carnegie Museum of Art for the upcoming Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 99th Annual Exhibition, which opens August 28. The exhibition runs through November 8. While at the Carnegie, we took in two fine photography exhibits: Documenting Our Past, the Teenie Harris Project, Part Three, and Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People. I highly recommend these two excellent exhibitions!

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1 Response to “Dog Days Continued”


  1. January 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I happened to stumble across your blog and saw your photo of Little Joe performing at the Wheeling, West Virgina festival. I was there with Little Joe. I am his driver and bass player. Thank you for posting the photograph. There are a couple of nice videos of his performance that day on youtube or at Little Joe’s website. Maybe we’ll see you at another blues festival. Good Luck!! Robbie


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