Close encounter

Hi there, sorry to be awol this week. Deadlines got me but I’m out from under and will try to get something up about Vox and the Stamp show (Axis of Evil) soon. Meanwhile, earlier today I picked up mail (snail variety) at the Weekly office and found a big fat envelope from Penn Design. I assumed it was the MFA students gearing up for their Spring exhibit but no the package contained information announcing the next Locks Distinguished Artist lecture: Chuck Close on April 7 at 6 pm at the Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This one will be a solo gig, unlike the last session which was a Q&A between Alex Katz and Robert Storr. Close will talk about his work and about art in general. Sounds good. Tickets are free but you do need a ticket to get in. Call the Annenberg Center Box Office 215.898.3900 to reserve yours. (NOTE: There’s a $2.50 booking charge for the telephone service, and unlike what I told you previously — sorry about that — there’s no online sign up. But you can hoof it over to the Annenberg box office, 3680 Walnut St. and get tickets in person — for free. Box office hours are 10 am-6 pm weekdays.)

Speaking of the Weekly, my piece on Eamon Ore-Giron came out Wednesday. Read it here. I also did an a-list quickie on Vox. Here.