Sunday, March 2, 2008
O'Connor's Nine Takes reception
Thanks to everyone who came to the reception! I heard so many great comments about the art and it was a warm gathering. One friend at the reception told me that she "felt weird" trying to peer over some patrons in order to view my painting. Ah, yes, the drawbacks of having an exhibit in a commercial restaurant. "What will I do?" she asked. "Well, I recommend standing in the middle of the room to look at it" I replied. "But, I like to get up close to the paintings," she countered. Yeah..those pesky diners. And...I know what she means...I have the same trouble when there are people standing in front of me when I visit the art museum. Maybe I can invite my friend back when it is less crowded. The show will be up throughout the month of April. What was interesting to me was how much our art dressed up the whole space. Many of the pieces that our work replaced were tired old posters and prints. Everyone noticed how the feel of the space was instantly revitalized with the addition of "real" art.
Our group will be convening here at O'Connor's next Tuesday at 9am for our first "official" plein air outing of the year. I hope to see you there.