Mark your calendars, July 17, 2010 – Sept 30, 2010, and come see Damian Hevia’s new collection of Absinthe related photographs at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB), adjacent to the Museum of the American Cocktail, NMark your calendars, July 17, 2010 – Sept 30, 2010, and come see Damian Hevia’s new collection of Absinthe related photographs at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB), adjacent to the Museum of the American Cocktail, New Orleans, L.A., on July 17, 2010.(Riverwalk Marketplace 1 Poydras St., Julia Street entrance, top floor). Come meet Damian at the opening, 4:00-6:00 pm, and see his, “Absinthe Visions” photographic exhibit. If you can’t make it for the opening, you still have a chance to see his work as the exhibit will be featured for 3 consecutive months. Damian is a very talented and world renowned professional photographer, acclaimed musician and Absinthe aficionado from Houston, Texas. His artistic photographs capture and reflect the spirit of his subject and evoke reflective emotions that stimulate both curiosity and excitement in his audience about this mysterious aperitif called Absinthe. Opening of this exhibit kicks off the festivities of, “Tales of the Cocktail”, (July 21-24,2010) headquartered at the Montelone Hotel. See, (http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/), for more details. Presentations by Absinthe experts and historians, Jay Hendrickson and Ted Breaux will inform the audience about the history, myths, distilling processes and recent legalization (2007) of contemporary Absinthe. (See schedule for dates, times and locations of these seminars). This exhibit and the above cocktail festival are sure to entertain, stimulate, educate, and, if you’re not careful, inebriate its audience. Please drink responsibly so you can come back in September, 2010, to hear Damian present his motivation and practical approach to achieving his vision for the photographs in the exhibit. (Dates to be determined and shared when available). To see more examples of his artistic expressions through still photographs, visit (http://www.dhevia.com/) Please share this invitation with all of your friends and acquaintances! We hope to see you there having tons of fun in New Orleans!
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Jean-Francois Raffaelli’s 1881 painting “The Absinthe Drinkers” was recently aquired at auction by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for just under 3 million dollars (I guess my bid of $10 didn’t quite make it). The pre-auction estimate for this great piece was between $400,000 and $600,000. Except for the clothing this kind of looks like my place on a Friday night.
This little beauty might more acurately be described as a cross between a spoon and a grille. Talented artist and good friend Chris Olson is responsible for the design and production. It’s made of 3 ounces of pure silver and features a unique recessed sugar cube holder which allows the sugar to dissolve more thoroughly, resulting in less in the bottom of the glass. Chris, at one time, worked for special effects wizard Stan Winston. As Master Designer for the prestigious Molina Fine Jewelry, Chris also did restoration work on some of the artifacts retrieved from the Titanic. Currently only 3 of these exist. I own one, Chris has one, and one of Molina’s very wealthy clients, who is also a big absinthe fan, has the 3rd one. They may be available to the public at a future date.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an exhibit called “Synthetic Cubism” which runs through April 25. It features 214 works of art by Picasso and others. On display is Picasso’s “Glass of Absinthe”, which is his only free-standing sculpture. It’s very interesting and looks as though he had a few too may absinthes while sculpting it.