Friday, July 20, 2007

A Great Friday

Today was Mathias' first full day in Columbia. He went to ballet at the summer intensive at USC, of course. Finding out the details was almost serendipitous...John Whitehead invited Mathias to attend a party at the Strassburger's house last night. The Strassburger's daughter, Kyra, was a former soloist at Boston Ballet. They hosted the party honoring Bruce Marks, Orlando Ballet Artistic Director, who is in town teaching for the USC summer program. Thus, Mathias knew when and where class was to be held. He walked to Subway for have Alex make a sandwich.

After Alex got off work, the two went for a bike ride....

and to buy a new soccer ball (or football...since English expressions are now part of Mathias' vocabulary.) They kicked it all over the lot across the street. Zeb, Alex's neighborhood friend, was happy to see Mathias again. They all went to Zeb's house to play "guitar hero"...

Later in the evening, I took them to the "About Face" group art show at the Columbia Museum of Art. This is a mostly amateur group that weekly meets for a weekly session of figurative sketching. Mathias is booked to pose on August 7.

There's a sculpture show currently at the museum called Material Terrain:
A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place. It includes several very large pieces in the plaza outside the front entrance. The boys had a great time posing with the art.

Even later tonight, we are all headed to Happy Bookseller to stand in line for our three reserved copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I'll likely have more photos tomorrow!


Wanda said...

I'm pretty envious that I'm not there too!

Paige said...

The guys still look like the guys. They were goodlooking kids, now they are goodlooking young men.

Pete said...

I felt I shouldn't be imposing really. Such a personal amazing set of images. You must be very proud.

Everyone looks extremely happy, (as they should) and what a great way to share it.

Wishing you every success.