i met alisa again this afternoon to check out some somerville open studios. i'm starting to realize she's the sort of young woman who will arrive at least an hour late. knowing the SOS started at noon, we scheduled to meet in porter square at 1pm but she didn't actually show up until 2pm. we started off with studios off of linden and porter street, making our way to the trolley stop on the corner of highland and cedar street. we took the free public transportation to the clarendon hill church to check out a bunch of art there, before catching the trolley again and getting dropped off at the intersection of central and medford street. there we spent the rest of our time looking at the vernon street studios.
open studios are sort of hit or miss, and i think i saw a lot more misses. some studios were nothing more than a living room while others were actual workshops. there were some great smells to, made me nostalgic for high school art classes. most of the art was for sale, at seemingly outrageously expensive prices. who made up the rule that art has to be expensive? i guess the day the artists realized they had to eat and pay bills. i personally prefer artwork with a certain technical expertise over abstract pieces.