post Animals. (Dead ones.) Yes.

January 23rd, 2013

Filed under: check this out — nics @ 2:35 pm

My brother sent me the link to a Scientific American article a few days ago about this new thing called The Brain Scoop. And I now have a new fabulous favorite person: Emily Graslie. She’s an artist turned zoologist/taxidermist/museum studies person. I love love love what she’s doing and I wanted to share it with you all. If you like science and animals I think you’ll love it too. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a while!

Thanks for looking out for me, bro. Apparently you know me well.

I think it’s pretty obvious, but in case it needs to be said, the image above is from her site.


January 12th, 2013

Filed under: art,Baltimore — nics @ 4:11 pm

Ben and I are very excited to be in our first show together. It’s open now: SMÖRGÅSBORD at Gallery CA, juried by Paddy Johnson, founding editor of Art Fag City and Arts Editor for the L Magazine.

The gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 12PM-4PM or by appointment. Please join us at the reception on Friday, January 18 from 5-8pm. The show is up until February 1.

The show features 24 Baltimore-based artists:
Benjamin Andrew, David Armacost, Heather Beardsley, Vincent Carney, Crissían Chen, Erika Diehl, Adam Farcus, Michael Farley, Matthew Fishel, Sung Hwa Kim, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Kim Llerena, Rachael London, Andrew Lubas, Jon Marshalik, Cyle Metzger, Catherine O’Connell, Ben Piwowar, Cathleen Sachse, Nicole Shiflet, Anna Showers-Cruser, James Singewald, Sean Sweeney, and David Ubias.

post Happy 2013!

January 10th, 2013

Filed under: family,friends — nics @ 2:55 pm

Another whirlwind holiday season has come and gone! Despite all the wonderful times I had with friends and family with much eating, drinking, and celebrating, I’m happy to see things settle back down a bit now.

Here’s a highlight from our holiday… I made Ben play with the painstakingly and beautifully crafted modernist house I built for Tambourine (which she thoroughly ignored – she wouldn’t even look at it) so I would feel appreciated. Is there anybody out there who has a very tiny cat that appreciates modern architecture and small spaces?

Happy New Year everyone!