Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Last Saturday, March 1st, it snowed like crazy! I wasn't sure if the First Saturday Open Studios, scheduled from 12-5, would happen, or if I would even attend. But as the morning went on, the snow eased up a bit and I ventured out late, getting to my studio just before one. Other artists seemed to be following a similar schedule, with some intrepid New Englanders following us shortly thereafter. Though my parents decided to skip the snowy 30 mile trip, and I think that was the right choice, D did come by with coffee for me as usual despite an unpleasant trip to the dentist earlier in the day. Isn't he amazing? I must be the luckiest person on the earth.
Polaroid by Jeff Engel
So we got some people out to see the new Loading Dock Gallery for its soft opening!
A large space in Western Avenue Studios has been transformed into a co-operative gallery and I joined in at the start. My work is in the case on the left, it's these pins:
Plus some felt beads items.
I am so impressed with everyone's hard work and the effort has certainly paid off! It's a spectacular space. It will eventually be open Wednesday through Sunday every week and hopefully becomes a destination for art enthusiasts all over New England. As part of my commitment to participation, I will work in the gallery 5 times a year.
While I was in my studio on Saturday, I heard visitors saying they saw my display downstairs and came up to see more of my work! Fabulous! I understand some of my submissions for the new gallery Vendzart sold as well (it's a refurbished, repurposed 1940's cigarette vending machine). What a thrill! I just love being involved with Western Avenue Studios! Best thing I (with a ton of help from family and friends) ever did!
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