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02-07-2009, 05:07 PM
...and heavy, and down a flight of stairs, or had you planned to mention that when they got there? You are evil.


Don't you have one of these? Is there any reason I shouldn't have one also? I was able to get the Durst in the basement, so a little light table should be easy, right?? Is it heavy?? I was planning on having you help me move it...;)

02-07-2009, 05:36 PM
Don't you have one of these?

Is it heavy?? I was planning on having you help me move it...;)

Originally Posted by ic-racer

No, mine disassembles and is so light weight Dolly and I were able to move it into the basement. It is the same size but designed smarter.

Peter had to put slippery tape on all sides just to get in down the stairs and into the darkroom. Going up the stairs ought to be a ball.

“I was planning on having you help me move it”
No, I checked the schedule. I am eating bonbons and reading movie magazines that day.


Peter Spangenberg
02-07-2009, 08:48 PM
It fits through doors, but it is definitely a 2 man job. I'll be glad to help. I don't think anyone ever intended these to be residential units.

Jeff Bannow
02-08-2009, 12:48 PM
I was able to get mine into the basement myself using a dolly.

It's heavy but a couple of manly men could take care of it. Or, hire a moving company! :)

02-08-2009, 01:01 PM
I was able to get mine into the basement myself using a dolly.
Now there is an idea, Dolly might be able to help...

For manpower, I would request assistance from my brother, who is much stronger than I.

On my end, the only stairs would be out doors to the 'walk-out' basement door.

If this can make it into the darkroom, just about anything can.

In addition to negative viewing (I don't make proof prints) I need an extra 'utility' table, so my intent is to also be able to use it to cut mat board by covering the glass with a cutting pad. The glass top is pretty strong, right?

02-08-2009, 01:14 PM
I got the OK from the wife on the table, (boy that was easy...I guess as long as I call something "FREE" she will ok anything :)). Next step is logistics, I'll have to measure the cargo area of the wagon.

Peter Spangenberg
02-08-2009, 07:39 PM
The glass is thick, heavy, and strong.

02-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Now there is an idea, Dolly might be able to help...

My wife “Dolly” is perfectly willing to lift anything up to an including the weight of a box of Kleenex. On the other hand she did make two pans of brownies today to give to the two ladies that helped rescue our Labrador when she (Cindy) took off the other day after shedding her identification tags. I believe that it is all a matter of priorities and I was happy to deliver the pans of brownies myself, all by myself.


02-08-2009, 09:41 PM
I believe that it is all a matter of priorities and I was happy to deliver the pans of brownies myself, all by myself.
And how many actually got there? :D Sorry Cindy went over the wall, but I'm glad she's back. Bet she was after the ultimate stick to retrieve.

02-08-2009, 09:57 PM
the two ladies that helped rescue our Labrador

When I first read that I thought of your Laborator; if it were the case, the ladies would do well to help rescue the light table.

Jeff Bannow
02-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Did we ever pick a weekend for this? I can't look forward to it until I know when it is! :)

Shawn Dougherty
02-09-2009, 06:53 PM
Wondering the same. 100+ weston prints less than an hour away, I'm sure I'll be there more than once but I'd like to meet up with everyone if I can. Looking forward to it. S

02-09-2009, 08:20 PM
How does this read for a plan for the weekend of March 21-22? Come for all or part of the event. Saturday we meet for lunch at the Bo Long Chinese restaurant where most of us met to go see my show. Directions & time to follow. This is less than a mile from the Cleveland Art Museum. Saturday afternoon I would encourage you to hear “Friedlander Talks”, 2:30 PM, Tom Hinson, Curator of Photography. The museum is open until 5 PM.

If anyone missed my photo show of thirty 7”x17” contact prints of the Ohio & Erie Canal and Environment at Western Reserve Historical Society (10 AM - 5 PM), it has been extended until this summer and is open Saturday across the circle from the Cleveland Art Museum. (You knew I had to mention it.)

Saturday evening we can meet at our house, get take out Pizza and look at photography you bring.

Sunday morning, 9 AM, coffee will be served at the Powers house for conversation.

Sunday the Akron Art Museum is open 11 AM -5 PM for Weston and Friedlander. If you like we can meet for lunch at a Hungarian restaurant near the museum and gorge on Chicken Paprikash or anything lighter that you choose.

Friedlander- Cleveland http://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/Friedlander.aspx
Weston http://www.akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/details.php?unid=841
Friedlander - Akron http://www.akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/details.php?unid=1031

If you enjoy this visit you may want to come back for:
April 5, Sun 2:30 Friedlander at CMA, Peter Galasi MOMA NY
April 18, Sat 2:30 PM “Valley Views” at Akron Art Museum, lecture Barbara Tannenbaum, Chief Curator
May 17, Sun 2:30 PM CMA, Rod Slemmons Dir Columbia College, Chicago

John & Dolly Powers

Jeff Bannow
02-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Sounds good. That's our bowling week, so we'll have to leave about 2pm or so on Sunday, but we can't wait to see everyone.

I guess I have an excuse to get printing now!

02-09-2009, 08:41 PM
If anyone wants to camp that weekend lets discuss it close to event time. There could be a lot of DEEP MUD and we might want you to camp close to the driveway. On the other hand we have had snow through the first week in April. Camping might be real chancy. We are on the west side of a steep hill and tend to thaw out two weeks after the rest of the neighborhood.


02-11-2009, 12:12 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm in for that weekend - I just have to double check with my dog sitters (the best neighbors ever). Can't wait!!!

02-13-2009, 04:14 PM
Dolly and I went to the Edward Weston exhibit last night. WOW!!!. I thought that it was the traveling one that was in Dayton 3-4 years ago. That one was wonderful. This one is wonderful. They are a different collections, a few overlaps, but not more than 10%. The lighting is great. The spacing is generous. Did I mention that the pictures are wonderful? Oh Great!! There is also what looks like an excellent Weston video going on next door. We only got to see a portion of it because the lecture we had come to hear was starting, but we are going back Saturday.

In honor of Edward and Tina we are going to the exhibit again Valentine’s day and then the Mexican Restaurant we went to with the group in September. I hope Chandler doesn’t show up wanting dinner.

We are looking forward to seeing the the Apug gang in March.

John, Dolly, Savannah and Cindy

Jeff Bannow
02-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Can't wait to see the exhibit, and you all as well. We just made our hotel reservations today.

02-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Can't wait to see the exhibit, and you all as well. We just made our hotel reservations today.

Great news. What motel do you like? We will send Chandler there.


02-13-2009, 05:30 PM
"This show is accompanied by a 30-minute video, Remembering Edward Weston, featuring interviews with Charis Wilson (his wife), sons Brett and Cole Weston, Beaumont Newhall and Dody Weston Thompson. Courtesy the Museum of New Mexico." Akron Art Museum

At last night’s lecture (2/12/2009) they mentioned that there will be an Edward Weston lecture in March given by someone from Bowling Green. Check this link to see speaker and date when they post it. http://www.akronartmuseum.org/calendar/list.php?catid=11

"An accompanying award-winning monograph published by Lodima Press contains insightful essays by Sarah M. Lowe and Dody Weston Thompson as well as “his and hers” collectors' prefaces by Hochberg and Mattis. Featuring full-size reproductions and printed in 600 line-screen quadtone on two different paper stocks for maximum fidelity to the originals, it is acknowledged as the most beautiful book ever published on Weston." Akron Art Museum

From the Lodima Press site, "Hardcover Edition: $195 (plus $10 shipping)" I might have to miss this one.