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Driving into the mist
The Frog Judge. Strange days in Los Angeles, . . . On exhibit at K P Projects Gallery in Los Angeles
The Rise Of Marvelous Jack (also known as the Ghost of Marvelous Jack) for my next exhibit at KP Projects Gallery opening Saturday, the 14th. RSVP the gallery to attend the opening
Anna of the Night People
Mary "Calamity" Jenkens was a popular stage performer who acted in plays and the occasional opera. On Thursdays she wore her special laced sleeves. They brought her good luck and made a fun noise which she also modified by the speed at which she swung her delicate arms. Thursday was the day when several suitors came by to visit her with attempts to woo her with promises of "good times" and acting work. Sometimes she would sit still by her window and just listen to "things"(she had extraordinary hearing). She would try and count every pin that dropped between the seamstress across the street and the tailor who worked next door to her flat. She was called Miss Calamity because there was a history of accidents and injuries attached to every show she was involved with. All the shows were quite successful, but it was always a risk. It was reported that many of the ticket holders came to shows for the possibility that something calamitous might occur. She was never injured of course, because she could always "hear it coming". You can see this painting and several others at my new exhibit opening at K P Projects Gallery in Los Angeles in Oct, . . .set the date for Oct 14th
"Slappy, the wonder cyclops" in full clown costume took the stage at the Metropolitan Opera House in an attempt to realize his dreams of being Enrico Caruso in 1907. What transpired is more slapstick than opera.
The completed Carswell painting, my favorite chimp this year! Billed as "Carswell the Magnificent", he would mesmerize his audience with his hypnotic gaze. Known as one of the great mentalists of the late 19th century, he toured Europe and North America for many years convincing audiences night after night, 6 days a week, twice on Sundays, . . . That he was much more than an ordinary chimp!
During his off season, he was known simply as "Manny", the affable chimp who repaired machines and tools for his neighbors in a quiet development in Clearwater, Florida.