Monday, December 28, 2009

Back From Our Holiday Travels

With a record count of 40, our family arrived from all over the U.S. to southeast Kansas for our annual Christmas celebration. The youngest in attendance was 5; the oldest was 91.
This photo does not include everyone. Twelve people were out doing other things at the time. Getting everyone in one photo would have been like herding cats. Pretty good to at least get a majority posed and looking at the camera.

Some of us met first in Kansas City for a couple of days that included shopping and dinners out, seeing the movie, Invictus, attending a KU basketball game in Lawrence (those fans are AVID), and catching up with good friends who live there.

A view of the Plaza area of Kansas City.

One afternoon, Amy Uyeki, Rees Hughes, and I took a walk around the sculpture gardens surrounding the Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art and the nearby Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
The fabulous Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art.

Amy joins the crowd.

A knitted trunk cover at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Rees fills a void.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
behind a Tom Otterness sculpture


  1. I particularly like the picture with Rees!

    I have never been to the Kemper, and I am pretty sure I haven't been to the Nelson-Adkins since 1994 (but visited often enough during my Kansas years to know my way around at the time).

    I think I'm due a trip to KC. Welcome back.

  2. Thanks, Cathy! Kansas City is a very vibrant place. Lots going on and lots of support for the arts. A really fun thing about this year's visit to the Kemper was that one of the exhibitions we saw included a painting by a good friend of mine, Greg Rose. He is an L.A. based artist.

  3. How did I miss that family picture? I see Annie, I see Walter, I see Marian.

    How wonderful to see friends' works in an exhibition!

  4. The family picture was a late add...It wasn't there when you looked the first time.

  5. YAY! you're back safe and sound and it looks like you had a delightful holiday...gotta love our well-scrubbed, hearty-living midwestern roots huh?! Less than two weeks until classes start back up (what the heck?!) and I can't wait to get going with intaglio with you!! Enjoy New Years Annie :)

  6. Much to my surprise, I'm looking forward to our class, too! (Although these lazy days are pretty great.) Happy New Year to you, too, Traci!

  7. I love those pictures of Rees and Amy in the sculpture garden!

  8. Hi Susan,
    While we were playing in the sculpture garden, you three were driving, driving, driving, driving, driving, driving... So great when you finally arrived!