art hangover

The “Color: Between the Lines” show has been success.  Thanks to all who were able to make it out so far, and thanks to all of you who live to far away to attend but sent me your good karma anyway.

Putting together an art exhibit is quite the task, and I can really appreciate the benefit of having a gallery handle it for you (although we were not privileged to that benefit in this case).   In addition to making half of the art in the show, we’ve spent weeks preparing biographies, planning the menu and trying to invite anyone and everyone we could possibly think of.  Then there was updating my web site, sending e-mails, updating Facebook, etc., etc.   I may sound like I’m complaining, but really I’m not.  As hectic as it is, I rather enjoy all of the prep work.  And I feel very privileged to have the opportunity.  It really is a lot of work, though.  All in the hopes of baring your soul to the world (or rather a small circle of friends and acquaintances) and hoping to break even.  What a romantic life, being an artist.

In addition to the reception, I’ve been up to the gallery space a few other times to show friends and family my work.  Each time I had to take my daughters, they kind of groaned under their breath, saying “But we’ve already seen it fifty times.”  Experts in hyperbole.  Not yet experts in flattering their mother.  Makes me wonder how they’ll remember their childhood……”My mother used to make me go sit still in the galleries where her art work was on display.  We’d have to look at the same boring things over and over and over.  It was absolute torture…”

The show closes this Friday.  The gallery will be open Friday night from 5-8pm, so if you still haven’t seen it and want to, please come by.  Thanks to T. Scott Stromberg and his wife Sammie for all of their work in pulling this show off, too!

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