21 Feb 2017

PHOTO ESSAY: Get Inside Yourself by Getting Inside the Box

PHOTO ESSAY: Get Inside Yourself by Getting Inside the Box

Come on in.  The door is open. Make your Self at home. Don’t be shy.  There aren’t any rules. Lounge.  Relax.  Write.  Doodle. And share a part of your Self on the walls. This project is a metaphor for that inner place we go to when we take creative risks.  It also represents the playful […]

26 Jan 2017

That’s a Big Clock: Robin and the Polish Moon

That’s a Big Clock: Robin and the Polish Moon

Robin Campbell, The Pfister Hotel’s house carpenter for eight years, retired two years ago.  But he came back for Gallery Night last Friday to see the work of his friend Stephanie Barenz, the Hotel’s fifth Artist-in-Residence (AiR), as well as the work of the other AiRs past and present. When she arrived, she described him in […]

15 Dec 2016

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | More “Hearing Voices”

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | More “Hearing Voices”

As promised, here are a few more stories inspired by the paintings in The Pfister Hotel.  The first was written by Amy Miller–we squealed in delight at its ability to be both formal sounding and naughty.  The second is another by Amy, a letter from a character in the hazy painting who is barely recognizable at […]

14 Dec 2016

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | “Hearing Voices”

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | “Hearing Voices”

What is “voice”? It’s what comes out of our mouths when we speak, the reverberation of air through our vocal cords that makes particular sounds, with a pitch and a timbre, a tone and a frequency.  But is that all it is? Is it the expression of our unique style, whether spoken or written (or even […]

29 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

In today’s edition of Plume Service Vol. 1, you’ll read different stories inspired by the same painting. The Olive Branch and Stone  by Zoë Lindstrom (aka Countess Zoëlla Germaine) Blue wind, Yesterday you were our enemy. We rolled our hearts with the old sea– salt monster– the nets yielding unspoken things. Ochre sun and stone, such strangers […]

21 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space

About a week ago, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, fifteen people participated in the first ever Plume Service writing workshop, the first in a series of monthly writing experiences whose goal is to bring The Pfister’s paintings to life. We gathered on the mezzanine, with a view of the lobby below and an ear to the […]