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This First Friday and my "Freebie" Box of First Fridays Images

Aug 2, 2018

First Friday in August I'm going to be trying a little experiment – in spite of the fact that I'll be quite busy. Along with wanting to cruise the streets a couple of times just to keep an eye on what is going on, I will need to spend some quality time at both Cliff Giles' Drum Circle and The Hushdown in the middle of the next block, in The Courtyard.

IF YOU SEE YOURSELF OR YOURS

IT’S FREE – TAKE IT

     The experiment involves putting a selection of freebie First Friday images, mounted and matted, out for pick-up by anyone who "sees themselves or theirs" – on the honor system. I'll be placing the little leaf-thru box on at the bench facing Washington Street next to the Drum Circle – that’s near Concord Point Coffee – this ought to be interesting. So if you are in town First Friday – and you should be – stop by and see if you have been caught with my camera.

     Many of these are one-offs so won't be reprinted. If this works out, I'll try to make it a regular thing, or at least occasional. This outing includes First Fridays through July – yes, I'm all caught up. In between I'll keep the little leaf-thru crate in RiverView Gallery in town – where I'll be able to accomodate anyone else wanting a copy by pricing them very reasonably at $35 – I can do this only because the prints are small enough to hinge-mount instead of going for expensive dry-mounting.

     Alongside the basket I'll leave a stack of the postcard invitations to my Opera House Benefit program (see below).

LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER WILL NOT COOPERATE – KEEPING AN EYE ON IT. DON’T KNOW IF THIS FIRST FRIDAY WILL BE A BLOW-OUT OR SIMPLY DIMINISHED. IF ANYTHING AT ALL IS GOING ON, I’LL TRY TO PUT THE BOX SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO THE DESIGNATED LOCATION.

Ooooooooooooops –  First Friday in August CANCELLED. Bummer. In the meantime I'll combine the First Friday images with those form other recent events and put them in RiverView Gallery in town – where those seeing themselves or theirs can take them for free – and others can make a purchase.. .…

     The evening after, Saturday, there will be a repeat performance by Rogue Swan at Artists Emporium across from Concord Coffee and next door to RiverView. I'll be shooting a few pictures for them, hoping for one or two good B&Ws.

     Then Sunday will see Wind Up Toy (see 2017 at the Opera House here) performing at the 10th annual Ride for the Animals at the American Legion in Dundalk. It's not happening in Havre de Grace, but there are a lot of Havredegracians in that group, so maybe I can find a way to work that into the project, or something like that.


THE MOON HAS BEEN EATEN – AT THE OPERA HOUSE

     This will create a very busy August, working on the images along with the promotion for my own Opera House event. I'll mostly be fine-tuning the talk itself, images, video clips, etc. Friday I will also begin distributing postcards promoting the event – remember, ten bucks to benefit the Opera House and a free copy of The Moon has been Eaten. Come, enjoy the presentation, get your copy of the book, get a chance on a full-size framed Easter Island image and help me show some support and appreciation for the Opera House and all it brings to Havre de Grace.

     Again, tickets are HERE while tickets will be available at the door, getting tickets on line both gives me an idea how many books to haul to the event that day, and gives anyone who at the last minute can't make it a ticket to redeem for a book later (at RiverView Gallery in town).