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Picks of the week from Enormous Tiny Art Show LA!

Saturday, December 5, 2009 · 3 Comments

Nahcotta’s ETA holds a special place in my heart; it was here that I bought my first original piece of art, a streetscape painting by Stacey Durand. The Enormous Tiny Art Show was perhaps the first show I attended that actually felt open and accessible, and that experience has stuck with me.

Years later ETA continues to provide great, affordable art with bi-annual shows in New Hampshire and Los Angeles. Their second LA show opened yesterday and runs through Dec. 8th. All the work is available online which makes me (and lots of other East Coasters) very happy!

Now for this week’s picks from ETA’s LA show:

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 deb // Dec 9, 2009 at 9:44 am

    thanks so much for the mention! we do so love our ETA shows and have been having such a blast expanding it to the west coast!

  • 2 Kedina // Dec 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Niewenhuis in left, Duda in right, and Torres in center, Davis at 1b, Tejada at ss, Wright at 3b, Bay left/right as eihetr a backup player or a starter depending on if he hits or not, Hairston as a backup right handed hitting outfielder, and Thole as the main catcher but we need a decent right handed catcher too. Nikeas just does not fit that bill. From the roster we have far too many lefthand hitting batsmen. Turner needs to step up because Murphy also bats left handed. Satin is a righty and is also learning how to play the outfield. Havens is left handed and just does not fit in to the Mets lineup unless they move Murphy. It is eihetr trade Havens or Trade Murphy but the need to stock their farm system with more right handed hitters. I know Lagares and Vaughn are righties but they are several years away from the big leagues. I like Murphy but I do not feel he will be able to man second base and not get injured. They should have kept Nick Evans who played a decent first base and could also man right field plus he is right handed. The entire outfield with the exception of Bay and Hairston is left handed. 1l2 of the infield bat lefts handed. What happens when the Mets face right handed pitching? I would strongly suggest the Mets sign Chris Young to a minor league contract because they will need starting pitching help. Young when healthy can pitch. Santana is a question mark as is Pelfrey. Niese, Gee and Dickey should help win some games although Gee will need to learn to utilize other pitches. Let Dickey help him with that one. The bullpen is not half bad so they might save a game or two this year. If all else falters bring Mejia and Harvey up from the minors.

  • 3 Paula // Apr 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I resonate with a lot of what LuAnne and Joel say. Home has been a dfciifult concept for me and I’ve spent a lot of my life yearning for more roots. (I feel really lucky that my parents’ house and town does feel so much life home to me; this feels incredibly grounding.) I definitely define home more in terms of people than places, but yet the people I love are mostly very far away, scattered around the world, and I don’t picture ever living with the same group of friends for very long. I do really believe that we are supposed to detach from places and people here and attach to heaven. The Gospels are full of this idea: storing up our treasure in Heaven, leaving family and giving up earthly possessions and security for the sake of going where the Gospel takes us. Jesus, after all, also gave up family and home. I don’t understand why we don’t talk more about Heaven- our real home- in the modern church. Maybe because we are too stupefied and satisfied by things on earth, which is stupid, because we shouldn’t be satisfied here at all. We are both way too addicted to our own comfort and way too easily satisfied. CS Lewis is great on this point – if you’ve never read The Weight of Glory, take 20 minutes to Google it and read it. (You can find the whole thing online.) Here’s a quote I love (much abbreviated): “In speaking of this desire for our own faroff country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I amtrying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence; the secret also which pierces with such sweetness that when, in very intimate conversation, themention of it becomes imminent, we grow awkward and affect to laugh at ourselves; the secret we cannot hide and cannot tell, though we desire to do both. We cannottell it because it is a desire for something that has never actually appeared in our experience. We cannot hide it because ourexperience is constantly suggesting it, and we betray ourselves like lovers at the mention of a name… These things the beauty, the memory of our own past are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers.For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited… You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness whichhas been laid upon us…”Rich Mullins also has so many great thoughts on Heaven woven into his songs, the one I often think of is “if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home”.In a nutshell I think we are made to long for home, but that home isn’t here.

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