Friday, May 28, 2010

Being the Hipster

Wednesday Night I went to a terrific event at the gorgeous space, Capitale on the Bowery. It was called The Kitchen Spring Gala. The Kitchen is an experimental art house, for lack of a better description. It is outside of my personal artistic predilections for Renoir, Pissarro, Wyeth, and Lyendecker, but it was an interesting and funky crowd. Being that it was in honor of the Talking Heads' David Byrne it was a roomful of cool and hip people, and I was merely on the outside looking in, but looking in with fascination.

I fell in love with this young singer Annie Clark (St. Vincent) who has a gorgeous voice, and was so charming to entertain my ham-fisted chat-up. By the end of our discussion I was promising to write her next song. Not once did she roll her eyes though the desire I am sure was there.

The food was typical for these Galas - salmon and vegetable that were overdone and oily. I did have a great conversation with my clients about my vegan journey and with another new audience I never tire of talking about my favorite subject. Not sure if I mean veganism, or just me?

When entertaining clients as you are literally rubbing elbows with David Byrne on one side, and actor Josh Hartman on the other it is very very very very hard to stick to just seltzer. By the end of the night I was chatting with an adorable woman, and excellent artist!


Vegan Epicurean said...

I have to admit I loved the Talking Heads when I was younger. I would have enjoyed this evening even if the art wasn't my taste. Thanks for sharing.

You should check out the Wyeth museum. It is in between Baltimore and NY. I enjoy it.


Terrence said...

I met Jamie Wyeth once, the original portrait artist for JFK until the family nixed the painting because the late president appeared too "glassy-eyed" (i.e. drunk). Jaime, Andrew, and NC are all wonderfully talented and I do want to check out their museum.