Monday, September 12, 2011

j is for jammin'

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the future.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)writer & human rights activist

what a jammin' and jampacked weekend!

one of the highlights of the weekend was a jaunt i took to akron yesterday with my buddy jane. we've been trying to jog down since june when paula nadelstern's kaleidoscope art quilt exhibit opened at the akron art museum. jeepers! what a show - paula's quilts are breathtaking she is a quilting genius!

the art museum is quite the jewel for the city of akron. i just adore the new addition with its wildly futuristic jutting wings of steel and glass. what a juxtaposition of styles to compare the new john and james l. knight building with the 1899 brick and limestone building designed by james knox taylor. by the way, the original building served as the akron post office for years, in 1981 the art museum moved into the building after a major renovation was done to re-purpose the space by the cleveland architectural firm of dalton, van dijk, johnson & partners.

j is also for jelly - as in garlic jelly!

saturday f and i attended the 2nd annual cleveland garlic festival. jeez, cleveland is jumping when it comes to festivals! next weekend is the chalk festival - i'm juiced!

yep, i did take lots of snaps at the festival - if you'd like an armchair journey to the festival, just sit back and enjoy the flickr show below:


California Girl said...

just getting in my journalism reading.

museum looks terrific. (i ran out of ideas for more "j" words)

Anonymous said...

How was the garlic jelly and festival? I thought Gilroy, California, had the world's largest garlic festival and they certainly claim to be the garlic capital of the world. Maybe Akron can give them a run for their money.

Megan said...

I love garlic. I remember as a kid being able to smell the garlic festival in Gilroy when it was on.

Still never been though, gotta do that some day!

Watson said...

Great photos mouse! My garlic is hanging in a shadey spot. Almost time to plant for next year. I love seeing locavore feasts and promotions!