Final exam: for each of the following installations, say whether it's art or not art.
Answers later -- give me a minute to mark the papers.
You may be interested in the program we attended; I would recommend it! It was put on by Elderhostel, the venerable and respected organization that puts on educational sessions for geezers. (Elderhostel is now changing its famous name to Exploritas, one of those names that nobody will ever understand or remember, because they think the baby boomers will be embarrassed to be thought of as "elder." Well, until it comes time to step up and claim the senior discount.)
This program is called "Art Collectors and Their Collections" and it's offered several times a year. Headquarters is a very nice hotel in Monrovia, with Trader Joe's (wine lovers will know it as the home of Two Buck Chuck) and a good Japanese restaurant within walking distance.
Final exam answers:
1. not art (rainy day at the Huntington Library)
2. art (Cady Noland, Misc. Spill, at the Geffen Center, Museum of Contemporary Art)
I make abstract art -- usually with a needle but sometimes with a pen, brush or camera, scissors and glue, pliers and wirecutters, whatever is there. I have a husband, two sons, seven sewing machines, a big messy studio and lots of other people's art. Life is good!