Monday, May 3, 2010


Georgy Girl herself, Lynn Redgrave, has passed on, too young at 67.

The Wife & I saw her perform her one-woman show Shakespeare For My Father at the Herberger here in Phoenix back in the ‘90s. It was highly engaging, & included her flawless impression of her older & more celebrated sister Vanessa. RIP.

Today one of my nephews had a short layover in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, & I got to go hang out with him for a few minutes. Great to see him. After he went back through security, I noticed that the little art gallery there was hosting Chuck Jones—An Animated Life, an exhibit of the artwork of the Warner Bros. animation great.

Included are oils, watercolor, pencil & charcoal drawings & animation cels. Most are hilarious studies of Bugs, Daffy, Pepe Le Pew & Wile E. Coyote, but there are also a few “straight” works—a seascape, a couple of still lifes (one from the collection of actress Virginia Mayo) & even a striking nude. It’s a small show, but it’s little-seen work by—I think—an authentic American Master, & it’s worth checking out, especially if you find yourself in Terminal 4. It’s up through May 16, details here.

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