This post is part of an ongoing series that explores new interpretations of works within the IMA collection through creative writing. In the post below, author Joe Wadlington provides his interpretation of The Majesty Receives by William Holbrook Beard. After reading, visit the IMA’s online collection to learn about the artist’s intentions for the work.
Dear Sultry Stretcher, Don’t tell me you aren’t feeling it too. I’m watching you. You, with your shorts and your shirt, and your deep, honest eyes. Honestly, it’s a little inconsiderate of you to be here. I come to yoga for me; for my peace, serenity and to justify a gym membership. Sure, I’m […]
This post details rowdy times with my friends from Sol Food Mobile Farm. Their whole shtick is here, explained much more clearly and correctly than I’m about to. “And that’s it.” Eliza spreads her arms the width of the bus. After months of waiting for them to arrive on the West Coast, I’ve just been given a full tour […]
What do you wear on the day you come out to your parents? What do you cook for dinner and should there be a dessert? Do you help with the dishes and is setting the table too much? (Something you always wear to imply you are still the same person. Potatoes, salad, chicken stir fry. […]
My recent move has not disappointed in being an exciting, fresh chapter. And I promise to wax poetic on all my new feelings and Ikea furniture soon. But for now, I want to tell you about how many desserts I’ve been eating. Cities are best explored meal by meal and I’ve never been above commuting […]
Sometimes art just isn’t fun enough. Although, I’m a museum enthusiast in the greatest sense no one is immune to “museum fatigue.” Museum fatigue is that feeling of apathetic exhaustion behind your knees and between your temples. You get it somewhere after the entrance and before lunch right after reaching your tolerance of appreciating art. […]
As June charges on, the cities across our free nation that host Pride Parades explode with color, cheer and acceptance. If you’ve never been to a Pride Parade—make it a priority. They’re just about the happiest celebrations you could skip into and The. Gays. Go. Cray. Support your favorite ‘mos by whipping up a lovely rainbow cake! Or, […]
I move to San Francisco tomorrow and am pretty much wigging out about it. I’m all “Adventure, Ho!” and all “This could go terribly wrong and you have no plan B.” needless to say there is still a lot to be done what with finishing this bottle of wine and choosing between which cardigans have […]