I read an article in the New York Times, and have seen this story played out in commercials for modern day sitcoms. We are becoming so dependent on our phones, or on our laptops, and the social media sites that they contain, that we can not watch a television program with another person in the room without engaging an electronic device. The experience of watching TV or a movie, or reading, or being with someone else is not enough these days. The story I read talked about the generation upon us now, being born and taught to utilize a tiny screen at all times, even while a person, a teacher is standing before them speaking. According to the article, we crave as many distractions as possible, and they are not human, nor are the natural.
Constantly monitoring Twitter for anything related to “geodes” paid off in a major way when I read about an art installation involving geodes and neon light. I emailed the artist, Zackry Wiegand, and learned the exhibit was closing that week, so my Thursday night had swift plans to visit the art studio Gallery 225 in Harlem.
Zackry met us at the door to the art gallery, which is a very handsome building for starters. A lot of old wood went into the refurbishment of the gallery, and the lighting is very strategic. There is plenty of lighting from targeted bulbs and fixtures. There were no big hanging or ceiling neon or fluorescent lights hanging from the very high ceiling, but we were entering an installation where neon light is a critical component. Continue reading “Art Installation “Subtle Bodies” and Interview with Artist Zackry Wiegand”
My lady friend’s sister’s husband, got that, is a big supporter of American Geode. Their 2 kids were the first youngsters with American Geode t-shirts. When he mentioned in passing however over Christmas that his grandfather was a geologist, and he kept a journal of all the rockhound sites he rockhounded and mined, I interrupted Christmas supper with an “Excuse me, we are going to run an errand,” proceeded to go back to their home, rifled through an upstairs closet, found the journal, and while the rest of the family was watching “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I was studying and reviewing this geologist’s journal. Continue reading “Rockhound Sites in North Carolina”
EFMLS Clubs interest you? Live in New York, New Jersey, Atlantic Coast and want to join a rockhound club? Like to meet fellow rockhounds, go on field trips, host gem and mineral shows, and get out and rockhound? We are members of 4 different NY clubs, and remain a member of a gem and mineral club down in Houston simply to keep receiving their newsletter! You will find your interest, knowledge, and fun with rockhounding, and gem and mineral collecting, is enriched when you join one of the EFMLS Clubs. By the way, EFMLS stands for Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies. Continue reading “EFMLS Clubs in New York, New Jersey, CT, and PA”