We took the scenic route along the Mohawk trail, stopped at a country restaurant called The Wagon Wheel for lunch, and arrived at our destination in a little over three hours.
Along the way we listened to Old Time Radio on XM Radio - an episode of The Jack Benny Show and The Life of Riley. When the mountains cut off our signal, we enjoyed the scenery to a classical music CD.
We were on our way to North Adams, Mass., where we went to the opening of a gallery show featuring work by our daughter, Kate. The show, which took place at Greylock Arts in Adams, Mass., was called Wearable Expressions. Through the technology, craftsmanship and imagination of several artists, it explored fashion as a way for individuals to dynamically express themselves.
Kate, who is a technology artist, showed four hats that humorously investigate the way that we relate to ourselves and others. Her work often expresses unseen, but common, components of our social interactions.
Here are the pieces she exhibited in this show:
The Ear Bender Hat
The Blush Shield
Kate is an adjunct professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a co-creator of Botanicalls, a system which enables houseplants to make phone calls when they need to be watered!
You can read more about Kate's work on her website.
We stayed the night, visited Mass MOCA on Saturday, and really enjoyed our visit with Kate!