Monday, November 15, 2010

A Full and Pleasant Afternoon

This is a little doodle completed during lunch yesterday. I get a lot of address stickers from various parties, and they come with envelope closure labels—some of them really cute and thusly deemed, "Moleskine worthy." The whole sticker thing is a throwback to childhood...for better or worse, who can say? This was one such sticker and after months of languishing on a blank page, it received an accompanying doodle. I had a bit of time while I sipped my hot tea after a brisk walk along the lakefront to Ashling on the Lough Pub and Restaurant. I enjoyed their Wisconsin Reuben—very tasty. In between concentrated bites I got to enjoy a view of the now empty marina...kind of sad that all the boats are tucked away for winter.

After lunch it was back out into the brisk air for a walk back the way I'd come and a bit farther to the Anderson Arts Center for the opening of the Winter Juried Show. The place was packed and the artwork was wonderful. Kenosha is the home to talented artists working in just about every medium, and the selections in the show reflected the variety. It's well worth stopping by to see these works if you happen to be in Kenosha. I had time to stroll the entire show and listen to the awards presentations. It was standing room only, and packed, so i was on the staircase around the corner from the presenter. I left shortly thereafter because there was a concert I wanted to see at the United Methodist Church at 3 pm, and it was just a quarter to the hour.

The concert was an assortment of songs of praise and Thanksgiving sung by the Carthage College Lincoln Chamber Singers and the UW-Parkside Chamber Choir. The choirs sung some pieces individually and joined together for a few selections. This particular music is not usually music I'd kick back and listen to without wrapping it up in a church service, but this was part of the "Fine Arts at First" concert series, and was worthy of note. The music was very beautiful.

It was a full and pleasant afternoon—a pleasant substitute for another fall afternoon of raking. I'll get to the raking this evening...sigh.

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