Archive for the ‘NadaDada Motel’ Category

Sculptor Kai Prescher and Artist Ned Peterson share El Cortez rm (321), where Primordial Sound of Universe is heard!

June 21, 2009
Deep OM pervades room and floor through this gadget; man uses laptop to produce it

Deep OM pervades room and floor through this gadget; Chad Sorg uses laptop while Dan manipulates dial, creating sound. Chad made this video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1685038

Kai sits in nicely arranged room, with beautiful visual and sculpted pieces

Kai sits in nicely arranged room, with beautiful visual and sculpted pieces

John Molezzo’s amazing “Visions of Reno” in rm 403 at El Cortez

June 21, 2009

The term “saverio cine digital works” is something of a puzzle to me, but his explanations did clarify the process to the satisfaction of other visitors present.  (I’m pretty dense when it comes to art processes, lol.)  For information regarding that (and his works in general), go to: http://www.saveriocine.com

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John and Teresa Werner add more pieces in the “Werner and Woody” rm at TownHouse

June 20, 2009

I was there yesterday.  (See the article profiling Woodrow Barlettani, posted yesterday.)  Today Teresa pointed out additional pieces I missed seeing yesterday:

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And, btw, Woody had many more of his cartoon work on the bed (in addition to what was displayed yesterday.  I gave him a few dollars to help with the room cost and he insisted I take one of the used books he had (in exchange for donations), so I took “A Calvin and Hobbes Collection” by Bill Watterson.  This book is a graphic novel called “Weirdos From Another Planet”.

Okay, a little “naughtiness” courtesy of Room 119 at the TownHouse Motorlodge

June 20, 2009
uh....do I need text for this?

uh....do I need text for this?

"Room of a thousand Dildos"
“Room of a thousand Dildos”

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“The Sugar Room” at El Cortez room 218

June 20, 2009
Andrea Juillert

Andrea Juillert

“Imagination” in Rm 310 at El Cortez

June 20, 2009
Concept and artists identified and described

Concept and artists identified and described

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One by Ann O’Lear that I missed on 1st visit to El Cortez Rm. 302

June 20, 2009
"Youth and Young Manhood"

"Youth and Young Manhood"

Christopher Umana’s art in Room 314 of the El Cortez Hotel

June 20, 2009
Christopher Umana (far right) being interviewed by film documentarian in Room 314 at El Cortez

Christopher Umana (far right) being interviewed by film documentarian in Room 314 at El Cortez

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A visit to NadaDada Motel Mayor’s room/gallery

June 20, 2009
Erik's contact info on outside of his brochure

Erik's contact info on outside of his brochure

Erik's background and information on current project

Erik's background and information on current project

In role as Mayor De Esprawlius, Erik chats and laughs with visitors in El Cortez room 314

In role as Mayor De Esprawlius, Erik chats and laughs with visitors in El Cortez room 314

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God Bless Woodrow “Woody” Barlettani

June 19, 2009

Many Renoites miss Woody and his popular hot dog stand, once a regular part of the downtown landscape.  Sometime in 2007 (as I remember hearing about it from an elderly and young neighbor in the course of recruiting volunteers for the caucus),  he suffered a health crisis.  When I told Woody today at his temporary “art gallery” in Room 122 of the TownHouse Motor Lodge  (which he is sharing with artist John Werner) that I used to buy hot dogs from him, he shared how he developed congestive heart failure.  For a long time, he said, he limited himself to one polish dog per week, but when he ate more of them (thus ingesting too much sodium nitrate), his health problems surfaced. 

And, he goes way back to the counter cultural scene, his cartoons appearing in the old Berkeley Barb.  (God, that brings back the memories.)  I remember a couple of years  back that the Reno News and Review did a great profile on that period of his life.  (Yes, he knew Robert Crumb, who he reports now lives in Paris.)

"Oh...you want me to pose?  Okay."

"Oh...you want me to pose? Okay."

(BTW, in addition to many, many pieces of cartooning pieces, Woody has a bunch of used books on the bed there in Room 122, which you can get with a donation helping him to pay for the room.  Please help in that department.  I will be doing so before the weekend is up.)

Woody's contact info

Woody's contact info

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To see photos of John Werner’s art (also in Room 122 at the TownHouse Motor Lodge), see today’s additions to the NadaDada Motel Flickr photo set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28424275@N06/sets/72157619859286721/