What a fabulous weekend we had! Right off the bat, I want to give a very special thank you to Barbara, Stephen, William, Gee and John. All of you are true patrons of the arts, and without support and encouragement like yours, I would be stuck back in a cubicle somewhere.
Vernon Street Open Studios happens two times a year, and since I have only been in the building since this past July, this was my first time participating in the event. I have a very good sense of who has space in the building and their work, but to finally be able to meet a lot of my fellow artists was an illumination indeed.
There was a great energy this weekend, and I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in such a great building and also to live in a area where the arts are appreciated. Everyone that I met this weekend was kind and gracious, and even though I am somewhat new to the area, I felt very much at home.
On both nights there was an after party, and that gave us the opportunity to see the other studios, listen to music and poetry. All in all, it was a great weekend. Thank you to all that stopped by!
Now that Open Studios is over, there are a couple projects on the immediate horizon: The completion of the chair for the opening in December at the Mingo Gallery and pulling together a group of canvases to be hung at Salon Indigo in my home town of Charleston, WV.
I can’t say enough good things about Scott from Circa Chairs. He has a passion and a hunger for what he does, and it shows in the quality and scope of his work. If you haven’t joined his fan page on Facebook, take 5 seconds and do it right now.
Scott has made a lamp to go along with the chair and an accompanying canvas of mine, and I started on the lampshade last week. Both the chair and the shade will be finished this week, and then they go back to Scott for final preparations before the show starting December 17th. Stay tuned for much more!
The second project is getting together a body of work to be hung in a high-end salon which is located down south in Charleston, West Virginia. Stephanie Reese, the owner of Salon Indigo is another true patron of the arts, and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with her. I will have more details as the hang date nears.
Again, I want to thank everyone who stopped by the studio this past weekend. Actually, my studio is always open. If you are interested in popping by to take a look at what I’m currently working on, just drop me an email and we can set up an appointment. For those of you that work in the building, my door is always open, stop by!
Enjoy the rest of the week, all!