Sunday, July 12, 2009

Museum, Family, Artists

today I hit the Trifecta.. I met my favorite Auntie Honey at the Fuller Craft Museum and then went for a visit to metalsmith Boris Bally's place-(his work is also featured at the Museum)

Funny thing is, the Fuller has been in my life for a really long time...My earliest memories include visiting my Grandparents in Brockton Mass, where the Fuller is located. In fact, one of my grandfather's favorite restaurants (the Parkway) used to be located right down the street, and until 10 years ago, my grandparents lives about 1/2 mile down the road..

My mother even confessed to "parking" with my Dad when they were teenagers in the park across the pond...(not sure if I needed to know that, but it now is etched in my mind....)

The Fuller museum was an Art Museum until a few years ago, when it transformed itself into a Craft Museum..which brings up that old question...what is art vs craft? (OK, I'll just say here that I don't want to go down that rabbit hole if you have comments about that,
feel free to post a comment..)

I'll be visiting the Fuller Museum more often now that I feel like it represents my community. I looked around while I was there and wondered if any of the other visitors were heading up to Haystack next weekend as well....

Sit On It!
By Boris Bally

1 comment:

Valerie A. Heck said...

I bet a trip to Boris Bally's studio is quite an adventure!


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