Greeting to you, All Dear Friends of The Tearoom and Happy Halloween!
For several years, Mr. V and I went on a special Halloween treat in Portland. One year, we went on a "Haunted" tour of the Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow House (which was very informative, but not too scary!) and a couple of years, we went to Halloween programs at The Victoria Mansion. One year was a reading of ghost stories in the beautiful main entry way, in front of the grand staircase, followed by a gaslight tour of the house! Oooh! So much spooky fun.
Tonight, we are home, in our own little world, but our special Halloween treat to you is a visit to my miniature museum Le Musée Trouvé! We must assume that this trip there required us to go through a time machine, although I'm not sure if we went forward or backward. What I do know is that all this happened in a time before the Dreaded Virus, in a time before we needed to be careful about social distancing and wearing masks. Please enjoy this carefree time, whenever it happens to be.
So, welcome to the museum and I hope you enjoy the spookiness of the season at our opening tonight!
The first two rooms show works by pop surrealist artists Camille Rose Garcia and Kathie Olivas. Also, in attendance are quite a few lovely bats, from the artist Mizna Wada. There is more information about these great artists at the end of this post.
Sometimes, there seems to be a very fine line between cute and creepy and my favorite pop surrealist artists demonstrate this very well.