We've done good with immersing her into the arts, honing her cultural side. I can say that, at least. I took her with me on Friday to perform at the Hillyer Art Space and I am really glad I did. Since she is a visual artist and the reading took place in a gallery, there was visual art everywhere. The owner of the gallery was so taken with the fact that she was there (she is often the only child at the events I perform at), that he took us on a tour of the Hillyer building, viewing art donated by the man who owned Hechinger Mall. All the art depicted tools or contained a tool in its make-up (i.e. one sculpture was made of paintbrushes that were painted and decorated).
Here are some of the pictures we got. Or, rather, I got. She was supposed to take photos of me performing, but, instead, she was taking self-portraits of herself and videotaping the wall.
|My self-portrait taken while in the bathroom. The only one of me taken that night. (sigh)|
|Self-portrait by Khari. I call it "Mommy's poems were boring the hell outta me"|
|Fred Joiner, the host of Hillyer Art Space's HOME series. He is awesome.|
|Khari gets the tour of Hillyer as well as a gift of an art book. She slept with it that night.|
|Second Khari self-portrait.I call it "Mommy thought I was going to take a picture of her, but, I can't see her from my seat and she told me to stay seated. So..."|
|Totally awesome sculpture made of paper mache|