Mamiko Otsubo is a good friend’s sister whose artistic journey I’ve followed since she was still completing her MFA in Yale. How happy were we to learn that she was going to have her first solo show in New York? The Horton Gallery is exhibiting Mamiko’s art from April 5th through May 5th. Here are some photos of the opening day that I took to capture the moment.
Because I am a lover of the ocean, its creatures and its fruits, I try to keep track of food events that celebrate things I like. One of these gatherings is the Oyster Festival in Long Island, where large quantities of raw oysters are shucked and served to its thousands of attendees each year. The festival has grown a lot since I first attended it five years ago and now includes a fair with rides, and other street fair treats like funnel cakes and watered down lemonade. It was a breezy day I spent with some fun friends. Here are some festival staples.
Oysters: Fresh though not so pretty. Super long lines though so we didn’t get seconds.
Fried oysters were tasty but a little on the greasy side.
Clam chowder was nice, hot and hearty.
The crowd around the oyster booth.
Can you believe that the festival was a dry event (i.e. no alcohol)?
Well we fixed that, didn’t we? Thanks to unlimited sarsaparillas, we were set for the day.