12.22.18: St. Dogville

Today’s excursion adventure takes us to the far side of Vasilievsky Island, to the Sevkabel Port  a new “urban renewal” project where hipsters meet to ice skate, buy artisanal sausage while Bruce Springsteen’s  version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” wafts around in the background and, for two days this weekend, check out the Seventh Independent Contemporary Art Fair, an installation-based gathering of the city’s coolest creators curated by art collective North 7. Subtitled “St. Dogville: a city of artists, a city of dogs”, we don’t see any actual dogs in attendance (although there is a shy tabby kitten cruising around) but there are certainly plenty of artists, including our favorite creative family The Katz-Shvetsovs who are providing provocative prints and festive holiday cookies to get everyone in the spirit of giving. Afterwards, it’s a cozy vegetarian dinner at Botanika while the snow falls daintily outside. When the waitress finds out we live in California she say “Oh, that’s why your faces have such a happy glow!” but really it’s St. P that’s putting the spark in us these days…

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  1. JOFF December 23, 2018

    JUST GOT my wonderful and amazing XMAS package – WOWZERS – Italy inspired M.H ceramics! Los Gatitos vinyl! hot new EPFC Tee! Lovely postcards!!
    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU dearest friends!
    And happy Russian Christmas to you both AND all yr v. exciting looking new Russian pals too!!!!
    I LOVE YOU
    and
    ALL THAT YOU DO!!!!!!!!!
    FROM
    YR
    FRIEND,
    FAN
    AND
    FOLLOWER…
    J
    O
    F
    F

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