Alta Weiss VS Lynda Benglis

C18A19EC-F60A-4E3E-86DE-D3576B2CB138.jpegAlta Weiss was a baseball player who defied gender expectations 111 years ago and then became a medical doctor.

Lynda Benglis is a sculptor  who works with fabric and has a show coming up shortly in Palo Alto at the Pace Gallery.  I had never heard of her until 20 minutes ago walking past the gallery.  There was a man in the window —this is seven in the morning —who is either a preparator waiting for his wing man or a security guard or just a ghost.


Alta Weiss came over the transom so to speak from my friend the baseball scholar Ed Burns who also was once my editor in the sports department of “the D “ .  Ed and I drove to Yosemite together one summer, the year that Kevin Mitchell was on fire but thankfully Mariposa was not since we stayed in Mariposa.

More sensibly I should compare the shirts for sale commemorating Alta Weiss and Kevin Mitchell giveaway coming very soon. I have to admit besides the cornucopia of music events I am producing or attending that I’m going to two more baseball games, Giants versus the A’s and then

tk (wink, wink)


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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