Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BT Hosts an Open Studio

J.T. Burke and his woman, Angela, were honored with the company of many friends – and a host of new studio visitors as well – at their recent Open Studio soireĆ© on October 3. The creative couple hosted the public peek into their Mission street atelier as a part of the South Pasadena ArtsFest `09. J.T. cleverly arranged for a shuttle stop in front of BurkeTriolo which allowed the many to investigate galleries and shops open that evening down the street. It was, in the words of Angela's dear departed grandma Sally, "a perfectly lovely evening."

Mr. Burke and Ms. Angela would like to thank Trader Michael and Trader Joe, Taesam's Tenacious D(igital pic snapping), Mikey G., Coleman and, of course, miniatures Burke and Angela for their help in putting on the event.

Long time Posse member Taesam has kindly posted a gallery of pics from the evening. Many thanks for that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Do you know J.T. & Angela?

With their recent entry into the world of Fine Art the persons formerly known as Jeff & Lorraine have adopted new noms de plume, as it were. You will see them referred to hereinafter as J.T. Burke and his woman, Angela. Why? Well, that's a good question, one that Angela keeps asking J.T.

You must understand that the world of Fine Art is a very strange and mysterious place, one that our intrepid emerging artists have yet to fully comprehend. It's filled with interesting personalities and cool artists with mysterious lives. Edgy parties. Homes filled with cool art. Trade publications that use big words in mysterious combinations with (presumably) deep meaning. J.T. and his woman, Angela, want to fit in.

What better way to fit into a strange and mysterious place than to adopt mysterious new identities themselves? And why stop with just the names? J.T. Burke and his woman, Angela, have adopted a whole new look (shown above), they've adorned their bodies with colorful neck-to-ankle tattoos (also shown above - boy, did that smart!) and they have a new set of friends. Well, not exactly new, just newly named much like the artists themselves. These days they don't hang with their friends - they hang with the Posse. If you are reading this then, more likely than not, you're one of the Posse. Congratulations.

And, of course, they very mysteriously refer to themselves in the third person. A good touch, non? (French phrases also add to the mystique, n'est-ce pas? )

Obviously, this strategem (a word bandied around quite a bit in the trade pubs) is paying off. Please note the picture above in which J.T. and his woman, Angela, seem to be not only blissfully happy but have also attracted a new member to the Posse.