Sanjib Rana (after Goya)
Why I love Nepal - Darbang

Nepali Pup Art at Mama Hillybeans in Tehachapi

The Dogs are expanding their territory yet again.   The town of Tehachapi, which calls itself a 4-season town, welcomed the Danger Dogs with open arms as part of their traditional First Friday Art Walk.  We set up the exhibit on a super-blustery day, so it's only fitting that many of the Dogs were hung as prayer flags.   

Folk art exhibit
Danger Dog exhibit at Mama Hillybeans
Mama Hillybeans Cafe is known as a place for live music, and features the many well known musicians who live in the area.   There will even be a Tibetan Folk singer playing there on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm.   Karjam Saeji from the Amdo Province of Tibet.
Musicians at Mama Hillybeans
Friday, Susie Hastings played her Hammer Dulcimer and was accompanied by Debby Hand, a former mayor of Tehachapi, on the Cello.   
Folk art exhibit
Shante in the foreground
I met 4 generations of Hillybean women on Friday night.   Each is smart, friendly, charming and ready to help.  Shante is the youngest, in pink in the foreground.   She made a book and passed it around for people to make comments on the Danger Dogs art.   
Folk art Dog Art on display

Folk art restaurant
Nepal Art Dogs hung as Prayer Flags.

folk art restaurant
Folk art at Hillybeans

Folk art in restaurant
Folk art on display

Folk art restaurant
The Danger Dogs mixed with more art

Folk art restaurant
Folk art horses by the menu
I wish you could have all been there.   About 75 people showed up, though I always forget to take pictures when there's a crowd.   Too busy talking to them all.   The exhibit will be up for the month of April, so if you are in the Tehachapi area, come in for some fine music, coffee, food and art!


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Also coming up is a show in San Luis Obispo at the award-winning restaurant Big Sky Cafe.


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