16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Hearst Castle · Categories: Architecture · Tags: , ,

It was great to spend a week in California and get away from winter for a bit.  We drove up the coast and took a tour of the Hearst Castle which we hadn’t done before.  I’m not sure what WR Hearst’s point was in building this silly thing, but the land is beautiful and I enjoyed the views.

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20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2129The only interior room I liked was the roman pool (below).  The rest of it was so over the top.  I summed it up in a photo collage.

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21. November 2014 · Comments Off on Minnesota State Fair 2014 · Categories: Event

Everyone is quite jolly at the state fair. I got there when it first opened and by the time I left at noon, it was wall to wall jolly people. No one was dying from exploding camera flashes or falling ice blocks as seen in A Million Ways to Die in the West. But traditional crafts, crops, and animal husbandry were well represented amidst all the souvenir and food emporiums (I had to try the jello salad ice cream).  My favorites were the animal barns and the fine art building.

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29. October 2014 · Comments Off on Minneapolis Music Company & Live Action Set Perform Devilish Dances · Categories: Dance

A Fiddler’s Tale

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Music by Wynton Marsalis, Libretto by Stanley Crouch

Performed by Minneapolis Music Company, Mischa Santora conducting, Raye Birk narrating,  and Live Action Set: Noah Bremer (artistic director), Stepahie Fellner, and Anton LaMon; Performed at the Bedlam Theater, St. Paul, Oct. 30, 2014

A fiddler, Beatrice Connors, sells her music (her soul) to the devil, Bubba Z. Beals, a record company executive, in exchange for a successful music career.

 

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Her name is Beatrice Connors

Stephanie Fellner as the violinist.

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08. October 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: Dance

Crew vs, Crew Ground Breaker Battle

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Sept. 12, 2014

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06. September 2014 · Comments Off on Morgen’s White Coat Ceremony · Categories: Portrait & Still Life

Ever since she was little Morgen has wanted to be a doctor.  She used to wrap her Barbie dolls in “bandages” made of toilet paper.  When she was in second grade she memorized the names of all the bones in the human skeleton and always wanted to watch medical movies/TV shows.  Now she’s enrolled in medical school at UCSD as an MD/PhD in medical anthropology.  There are 125 students in her class.

Congratulations, Morgen! Dad and I are very proud of you.  Good luck to you and all your friends in med school!

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12. July 2014 · Comments Off on Lloyd Knight, Dancer with Martha Graham Company · Categories: Dance

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This was a difficult photo shoot because of the light. It was windy and more and more clouds rolled in, sometimes covering the sun and eventually covering most of the sky.  This meant constantly stopping to change exposure settings and the light changing on us during a sequence of shots.  This also meant shadows were casting on the dancer.  Studio lighting is easier to control but it’s worth the effort outdoors to capture the dancer with a gorgeous background.

 

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27. May 2014 · Comments Off on A Portrait of Roman · Categories: Portrait & Still Life

Roman is the great-grandson of Dr. Samuel Pozzi, the subject of John Singer Sargent’s painting “Dr. Pozzi at Home.” Dr. Pozzi’s daughter, Catherine Pozzi, is Roman’s grandmother.

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More on this fascinating family

Born in Bergerac, France in 1846, Dr. Samuel-Jean Pozzi is:

“often described as the ‘father’ of French gynecology, he was one of those responsible in the latter part of the nineteenth century for making surgery safe and effective. As a young intern he participated in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. His experiences with treating war wounds led him to visit Joseph Lister in Scotland in 1876 to study the principles of antisepsis and anesthesia. Pozzi wrote one of the first comprehensive textbooks of surgery on women, in the newly christened field of gynecology. The French published the textbook in 1890 and American publishers printed the first English-language version in 1892.

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