Honoring the lives of friends

Hello Big Sur!

We have two memorials this week to honor those who have gone before us.

Saturday, August 20
Barbara Spring
February 16, 1917 – June 28, 2011

photo: June 2010
Please join the Hawthorne Gallery and Family members of the late Barbara Spring in celebrating her life and artwork on
Saturday, August 20, 2011

A retrospective of Barbara’s available work will be on display in the gallery from
2:00 – 6:00 pm
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm

If you cannot attend but wish to view Barbara’s wonderful artwork, please visit the Hawthorne website on or after August 20th.


Sunday, August 21
Montgomery London
September 9, 1946 – July 24, 2011

Memorial Service
Big House Lawn
Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Your help with the following is much appreciated:
Parking in marked spaces on Highway 1, entering by the back gate
Please bring your photographs and stories of Montgomery to share.
Pass this information on to anyone who might have known Montgomery.

Thank you
Josef London

Note: No access to South Side of Property at this event
Snacks & Refreshments will be served
Unfortunately, I am still limited to my iPhone, and am still trying to figure out how to post, and photos are beyond me. I have wonderful photos of both of these amazing, lovely Big Sur icons.
BTW, for those of you under the blanket of fog, we have clouds that have covered the sky this hot summer day, and what appears to be the distant rumbling of thunder – very distant at this point.



4 thoughts on “Honoring the lives of friends

  1. Barbara was a unique artist…and i was privileged to be her friend…
    i miss her…

  2. Miss Kate, I want to honor you for your work, and your commitment. Thank you for BEING for listening, for putting up with ALL of us. Every single brilliant message you brought to my attention has made me a better person. I love you Auntie.

  3. Hi Kate;
    Found a flier on our gatepost today to the effect of;
    Celebrating the life of Brother John ( Mehan)
    @ Ragged Pt. Sat , Sept 3. 3 PM
    All welcome…Potluck…BYOB

    Brother John was a one man coastal institution at the Rag since around the 70s, maybe earlier.
    In his prime, he was among the most facile oxy-acetyline torch, metal sculptors in the nation.
    A myriad of others copied his pieces and his style.
    He was a curmudgeon and a wag and i miss him…peter fels

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