Last night a farewell celebration was held for my friends Rebecca Cox (brilliant wordsmith and fundamental femme force at Nahcotta) and Michael Deragon (master mind of the Great Invisibles and masking tape/aquanet extraordinaire) . The dynamic duo is headed for the Golden State where Michael will be persuing graduate studies at Cal Arts. My emotions are mixed, as I am genuinely excited for my friends and also very sad to see them go - this little city by the sea will not be the same in their absence.
(invitation and photo courtesy mister michael winters)
This past Friday was also the opening reception for 'Mix Tape', an exhibition of Michael's collages in the newly re-opened downstairs gallery at Nahcotta. The work will be on display thru August 5th.
Michael's collages are raw, visceral and direct; shown here is 'Have I stayed Away Too Long".
In addition, Michael will be perfoming for the last time (for a long while) outside the Vaughn Mall in downtown Portsmouth on July 20th, 6pm - as part of their Friday evening summer music series.