This week I engage in shameless self-promotion, but with a delicious altruistic consequence. For the month of December I will be showing 12 of my photographs at the wonderful LA Burdick Restaurant in picturesque Walpole New Hampshire. I have chosen a combination of local landscapes and Altlantic seacoast images. I have shown at Burdick several times before and although the lighting is not the best, I am always excited to be there. Among the reasons for my enthusiasm unquestionably the most important is that it gives me an excuse to dine at this top quality restaurant. L.A. Burdick Started in 1984 as a fine chocolate company and has expanded to include 3 French style cafe restaurants now in Walpole NH, Cambridge Ma and New York city. Chocolate remains a key
part of their attraction and the desserts continue to die for.
Among the variety of locations to display my work, restaurants offer both advantages and challenges. Perhaps the greatest advantage is that restaurant customers linger substantially longer than those visiting bank lobbies, town offices or hospital waiting rooms. Hopefully, as conversation wanes, they will gaze up to the walls and be enchanted - one can only hope. The major disadvantage is that it seems that, the nicer the restaurant, the dimmer the lights. Why is it that elegant restaurants insist on hiding their exquisitely prepared and presented dishes under impenetrable darkness. Low, candle augmented, illumination may be romantic, but it would be nice to be able to see where to stick my fork on the plate and I would especially like to be able to appreciate the glorious artwork on the walls. I have found a few restaurants that have discovered that tasteful wall lighting can enhance and balance the ambiance without distracting from the tables. Simple lighting systems are not prohibitively expensive and I will continue to encourage the light.
Enough complaining. I am grateful to have the chance to show my work in so many lovely places in the area. I always pay special attention to my location this time of year. Hopefully a few folks will find the perfect Christmas gift while having a superb dinner. Come by if you are in the area.
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