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By Connections

Autumn Color

I had several errands on Railroad Avenue this morning, where I took this photo, delighted with the sunshine and bright colors. Fifty cents for 40 minutes of parking -- a bargain! 

A quick lunch at home, then Phil and I were off to our Gentle Yoga II class, followed by a heavy rainstorm, from which we sheltered in the Community Food Co-op bakery, where we ran into a friend we hadn't seen for some time. It was good to catch up with her, and by the time our conversation ended, the sun was out again. 

Off we went to a last errand downtown, but late afternoon on a Friday is not an easy time to find a parking place. Finally succeeding, we headed for Dakota Art, an outstanding art supply store, where Phil purchased several items he needed for his woodworking. There are loads of interesting art supplies to look at while there, and interesting people to talk to, so that supposedly quick errand stretched into a longer, very pleasant interlude.

Home for a simple supper, and now I'm getting ready to spend Saturday in Seattle with my daughter. Most of our time together we'll be in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), relishing the Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibit. I'm not a fashion follower, but I do remember how revolutionary his designs were in the 1960s and 70s. There are more than 100 garments, as well as accessories and multimedia elements to see. The exhibit opened earlier this month and runs through January 8, 2017.

I'm hoping we'll also have time to see Go Tell It: Civil Rights Photography, which runs through January 2, 2017. And another compelling exhibit opens January 21-- Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series! One of the best-known 20th-century African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence spent his later years in Seattle, where he was an art professor at the University of Washington (read more about him). 

From this upcoming exhibit's description on the Seattle Art Museum website: "Acclaimed as Lawrence's masterwork, this epic series chronicles in words and pictures the exodus of African Americans from the rural south to the industrial north in the decades after the First World War." If you're in the Pacific Northwest or thinking of visiting here, this would be a wonderful exhibit to see. It runs through April 23, 2017.

That's more than enough about today... I'll catch up with you all on Sunday!

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