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Silicon Valley Open Studios is Here!

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Cue “It’s Happening” meme: Silicon Valley Open Studios is this weekend, May 18th and 19th, where my wife Sandi Billingsley will be showing off both her paintings and mixed media including furniture!

Our friend Diane, a glass artist, dropped in to help us manage the day, bringing snacks and champagne!

Sandi has a lot of artwork and furniture on display today, including some very nice large-format art. Above you can see “Kirsten Piig” and “Jim Dairy” from Sandi’s “Animals are People Too” series, and one of the geode tables (along with Diane on the left, Sandi on the right, and my toe at the bottom); on the other side is “Missy Elephant” and several of Sandi’s other pieces with custom art boards made to look like stone:

Another room has more pieces and some works in progress:

Below you can see “Collie Parton”, “Yeti White” and another striking geode table:

This is an open studio, so several of Sandi’s in-process pieces are prominently on display, like this bar and chairs set (and also the finished art “Moo Paul” and “Mllama”):

In the back room, this enormous piece is going to be a conch-shaped day bed:

It is so big that Sandi’s actually going to partially take it apart and make the top into a removable cabinet:

Not because it can’t fit through the door or anything. Not at all. Sandi also let me have a space to display my books, since we needed to find a place to put that bookcase (which I designed and built, I’m proud to say). The giant egg creature is actually one of Sandi’s furniture pieces – a hat cabinet!

At the back there is the final geode table, which I think I showed yesterday … oh, no I didn’t, here you go:

We will be here working on art today and tomorrow from 11-5, so please come on by!

-the Centaur

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