Tuesday, September 19, 2006

As I was walking out of the Castro Muni station, a guy handed me a postcard which was an invitation to a gallery art show.

Excellent idea. I don't think I've ever seen that before. They have all these cards printed up; why not just hand some out?

The card shows photographs of the artists rather than the art--Matt Pipes and Christopher Stout. Study revealed that the guy who handed me the card was probably Christopher Stout. He confirmed that this was so.

Artist's reception--Friday, September 22nd, 6-9 pm

LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street (Octavia)
San Francisco CA 94102

The fine print says the reception is sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, which instantly made me think--"Good food, I bet."

I never had an artist I didn't know ask me to a reception before.

When Tip O'Neill who was eventually Democratic Speaker of the House of Representitives, first ran for office, he won. After the election, his kindly, older next door neighbor told him she had voted for him even though he hadn't asked her to.

He stumbled around with words and said he had assumed since they were old friends that she'd voted for him.

She said, "Tip, people like to be asked."

That story is what O'Neill put first in his autobiographer. It is nice to be asked.

www.centerexhibition.com connects easily to both artists' sites.

I like how www.mattpipes.com starts, the opening page.