The Habitorium has been busy, really busy.
Perhaps the BIGGEST news: I've been invited to show my paintings! City Books, Pittsburgh's oldest used bookstore, reached out to The Habitorium last month. I met with the fascinating Arlan Hess and we talked about all the possibilities for The Habitorium at IAMB, the small gallery tucked into the back of the store. Ever since the Impossible Gallery (was that the naame?) happened while I was in the city, I have a great love for minuscule galleries. It's very exciting that The Habitorium will shown in one! My work will hang in March and April 2020. There is a survey in the works, so stay tuned.
For the Love of Dale has exploded with great news, lately. The community has organized and are now an official historic society! Officers were appointed, by laws drafted, and the good work has begun. Dale Borough Historical Society is housed in the city's firehall. Stay tuned for lots more news out of Dale.
The Cambria City Ethnic Festival was a great happening this past weekend. I sat my studio open with the terrific models made by Charlie Pfeil with hopes to attract conversations about habits. On Saturday, I walked throughout the neighborhood and invited people to stop by, about five strangers took me up on it. I was very happy to see some friends, too. One of these days I'm going to get to Maryland to visit Tracy and Shannon.
I spied The Box Boy on Sunday. He and his sidekick Aspen, let me take their picture outside the Tulip Building. They visited me and we had a great discussion about the wonderful work of the library and Joyce Homan, specifically, to promote wellness in the young adult citizens of the area. I hope to interview The Box Boy, and Aspen if they will sit down for a longer conversation. Stay tuned.
The Black Teacher has been working overtime. We've devised a course suitable for college credit across many subjects. The project involves engaging students in the improvement of the rural landscape. The Black Teacher continues to seek opportunities for lecturing.