Greg Harms, March 27, 2021


Una gran salud y pisco para ti Greg


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Harms on RMP, February 2005, crédito total rŌbert

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L-R, Peter Shelton, Greg Harms, rŌbert, Matt Wylie on Red Mountain Pass. crédito total de la foto, Lisa Issenberg
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paz contigo



Another trip with the memory makers & Taoseños

Got to Taos in time for Mabel’s infamous afternoon salon at her place behind The Hotel Martin now known as the Taos Inn.  IMG_7189B8978.jpg



An all-star cast was there.  Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Maynard Dixon, Mary Austin, Frank Waters, Paul Strand and D.H. Lawrence discussing modernism and it’s influence on the Primitivo / Taosanos and their influence on the modernists…


Dennis Hopper took his turn owning the place in the early 70’s which was my first introduction to the Luhan compound. He wanted to make his offbeat movies here but many of the Taoseños hated him… hard to imagine … too many guns, LSD & wild boys for the locals to tolerate.   


Actor Dennis Hooper was arrested by New Mexico police and charged with reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and leaving the scene. Hopper, 39 at the time, pleaded guilty to the charges and…



Hokusai’s Great Wave

“I have been in love with painting ever since I became conscious of it at the age of six.  I drew some pictures I thought fairly good when I was fifty, but really nothing I did before the age of seventy was of any value at all.  At seventy-three I have at least caught every aspect of nature–birds, fish, animals, insects, trees, grasses, all.  When I am eighty I shall have developed still further and I will really master the secrets of art at ninety.  when I reach a hundred my work will be truly sublime and my final goal will be attained around the age of one hundred and ten, when every line and dot I draw will be imbued with life.”

D H Lawrence ranch


Lawrence and Frieda’s place… spent less than a year living here, but it has become a literary and aesthetic pilgrimage site

Dorothy Brett cabin with table and typewriter she used to type Lawrence’s trash

What’s It Like to Live in a Grocery Store? Surprisingly Comfortable ~ NYT

When two artists bought the vacant building, it was ‘grim and creepy.’ Now it’s not only a home — it’s a communal arts space.

In Seattle, a Grocery Store Becomes a Live-Work Space

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Moris Moreno for The New York Times

By Tim McKeough

March 21, 2023, 5:00 a.m. ET

A few years after Demi Raven and Janet Galore were introduced by a mutual friend and fell in love, they starting looking for a home where they could live together. But for artists with careers in technology, it was clear that a cookie-cutter house would not suffice.

“We spent some time thinking about what kind of future space we’d like to live in,” said Mr. Raven, 53, a software engineer at Amazon. “And we were aligned pretty closely in that we wanted something atypical and creative.”

“It’s that dream a lot of artists have,” added Ms. Galore, 58, a user-experience design manager at Google. “You want to find a raw space, and something you can build into a live-work space where you can make art.”

Fortunately, the friend who introduced them, Marlow Harris, is not just a matchmaker, but also a real estate broker. And she knew of an unusual building for sale that she was sure the couple would like: a former corner grocery store from 1929 in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Demi Raven, right, and Janet Galore sit in folding chairs in front of their home, a low-slung brick building with large windows running along the street front. They are both wearing dark shirts and pants, and she has on a khaki jacket.
Janet Galore and Demi Raven transformed a 1929 grocery store in Seattle into a home and community arts space. Credit…Moris Moreno for The New York Times

The building, which had a retail space on the ground floor and a three-bedroom apartment above with a separate entrance, had most recently been used as an outreach ministry for a church. But by the time Mr. Raven and Ms. Galore saw it in 2015, the ground floor had been empty for years and the upstairs was barely habitable.

Outside, the building’s red bricks were beginning to fall out, as the mortar turned to dust. Inside, there were beaten-up walk-in coolers and leftover commercial sinks.

“It was a little bit grim and creepy, to be honest,” Mr. Raven said.

The decrepit interior was so creepy, in fact, that it inspired the couple’s first art project in the space. “We made a horror movie about it,” Ms. Galore said.

But despite the off-putting elements, the building got their creative juices flowing. “It was very much the size and shape of what I had hoped to find,” Ms. Galore said. “When you walk in the main door of what was the grocery store, you come into this big, 1,200-square-foot room with 13-and-a-half-foot ceilings and big windows.”