Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"A Temple Singer..."

Yesterday, in the mail,
I received and invitation to a Member's Preview
at the Oriental Institute in Chicago
of a special exhibit entitled
MERESAMUN.
Meresamun was a musician-priestess
who worked in the temple of Amun at Karnak 2,800 years ago.
Her mummy and coffin
have been a highlight of the Oriental Institue collection since 1920.
Now,
through the combination of
Egyptology and history her life at home and in the temple
will be unveiled
while
the newest generation of CT scans reveal information about her
health and appearance.
This sounds so cool doesn't it?
Yes, indeedy...
It's times like this I miss my ol' Chicago "stomping grounds"
this I cannot deny.
So
it got me thinking...
maybe a special ancient Egyptian art celebration
"Waterblossoms style"
might just be what the is needed...
Hmmm...
Best stay tuned...:)

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
~
Mark Twain

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh yes, those big cities are such fun with all the exhibits, concerts, plays. The things that small towns don't have.

Teri C said...

Yes, metropolitian areas are the best for the arts.

Oooh, I can't wait to see where this direction takes you. I'm staying tuned.

Stapeliad said...

Hey this is so cool. I am very spoiled living in NYC with all the museums here...NYC is such a love-hate deal, but the museums and art are definitely part of the love.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Does this mean we can look forward to an Egyptian period in your work?? Yummy, mummy!! Agree about availability of museums and galleries in big cities - Im just too lazy to get myself down to London even by train as there is such a journey once you reach the train terminal... and I fear it wont be the same as when back in my 20's I worked in the city and sat in the God's seats (cheapest and furtherest away from the stage) every Friday at the latest show with supper afterwards in Soho. Oh them were the days of old when I was young and carefree.

studio lolo said...

I can't tell you how much I hate cities, any city, after growing up in inner-city Boston, but I DO miss the culture of a city like museums and galleries and the theater. I've been on the Monterey Peninsula for 15 years now and have never (I'm embarassed to say) been to the museum of modern art in SF!! It's one of my destinations, it's just that it's a 5 hour round trip drive which I won't do alone. I must remedy this!

I can't wait to see you Egyptian-inspired work! I can only imagine the beauty!

I have a dear client who's from Cairo. She's nearly 80 and such a delight! You should see her photo album from nearly 100 years ago with her family posing in front of the pyramids...not because they were tourists but because they LIVED there! Awesome.

Peachtreeart said...

LOL, but this sure beats the other kind!

The Gypsy said...

I just discovered your blog and your work. Very inspiring. I like the kaleidoscope drawings. I bought a kaleidoscope a couple of years ago from Florance in Italy, I have it with me most times and I love looking through it.
The Gypsy
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Watercolorist said...

I have a lifelong interest in ancient Egypt. Look forward to seeing Egyptian-inspired work.
Jean

Serena said...

How interesting! I'm wondering too if you feel feel inspired to create some Egyptian themes in your art. Mind you, I LOVE the Southwest themes you do!

Sherry said...

Very interesting - I never heard of the Oriental Institute. Blinded by the Art Institute, I guess. Of course, I'm not leaving my house until the temperatures rise!

marianne said...

Ha ha the quote is so funny!
Lovely Egyptian drawing.
Unfotunately Chicago is far away for you (and me)