I’ve made progress on the latest portrait, and have gone to some fun events surrounding the opening of the C Gallery of Contemporary Art in Los Alamos. Connie Rohde Stanchfield, (a friend and art teacher from my high school days), and her daughter Nina Rohde Brown opened the C Gallery together this summer after Connie retired from a inspiring career of teaching art and drama at Santa Ynez Union High School. It was fun to see many familiar faces and art by respected contemporary artists at the reception of the first show in August. Here’s the latest on my painting progress: and a bit earlier on: And here are some photos from the opening of the C Gallery, Connie’s retirement party, and before: These photos are from before the opening: My sister Lily, me, Connie, and my mother Sandy. And these are from the retirement party in May: The front of the C Gallery. Ariane, Arthur, and Lily in front of the C Gallery. Lily, Mrs. Kelley, and me. Connie and friends dance and have fun at the retirement party. Connie’s son Jesse and daughter/collaborator Nina. And here are some photos from the reception of the first show this August: Lily Nathan and Karina Puente chatting in the studio space in back. My parents Sandy and Barry came to support the new gallery and see my sister Lily’s work. Bear playing melodies for the opening.