The tiny island of civilian life on the Greyhound bus gave me three hours to stare out the window and think about the past eight weeks, about my life prior to those eight weeks, and how strange it seemed that things I had nothing to do with and had no control over placed me on this bus headed south to some damned place no one seemed to know anything about.Once in Baltimore, I dragged my jam-packed duffel bag off the bus, and asked a few people where I could catch the bus to Fort Holabird.This past weekend I joined the “A Ride With Bob” cast.
Paper costumes for A Nightmare Side Show, one of thirteen group processions performed during Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffonniers, First Hartford Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 15 February 1936 Standing, left to right: André Masson, Kay Sage, and Calder; sitting, left to right: André Breton, Susanna Perkins Hare, Louisa Calder, Rose Masson, Diego Masson, Charlie Prescott, Mary Calder, and Teeny Matisse, Roxbury, 1941 Alexander Calder Scrapbook, 1924–26. (Calder 1966, 59) October–December: Calder begins classes at the Art Students League of New York, studying life and pictorial composition with John Sloan and portrait painting with George Luks.
The unbound book includes seven folios and eight loose clippings, two newspapers, and one poster: black-and-white and color; 16 1/8" x 12 1/4". (Calder 1966, 59–61, 66–67; ASL, registration records) January–April: Calder enrolls again at the Art Students League, taking classes in portrait painting with George Luks, head and figure with Guy Pène du Bois, a drawing class with Boardman Robinson, and an etching class.
One person said, â€œI heard of Fort Meade, but I really donâ€™t know anything about Fort Holabird. â€ A couple other people were equally as ignorant about Fort Holabird.
I thought Christ, these people live here, and they never heard of the place? Finally, I asked the information person at the bus terminal, who mercifully knew what bus I should take to get to this mystery military post.
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Read Full Post » Life after local news ain’t so bad after all, especially when you get to play someone you’re not on stage with top-notch actors and musicians.This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy on high quality paper.A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability.Sitting on a bunk is just not the same as sitting in a real chair.I wonder if today I would find a seat on Greyhound bus quite as wonderful as it seemed then.I am now an official cast member of the two-act musical called “A Ride With Bob: The Bob Wills Musical!