Bog II, Digital Monotype, 16" x 24", 2008
The opening today was really great. It started a little show with about ten or so people, and by 2:00 the gallery was pretty crowded and remained pretty steady until well after 4:00. Billy, Laura, and Althea did a beautiful job with the installation and the peripherals, Tom did an artful job with the chili, the other 'refreshments', and also his touch on what is turning into a beautiful outdoor garden. The transformation of this space has been amazing, both inside and out. When people walk into the gallery they marvel at the space before they even notice what's on the walls. It's really a beautiful space for showing and seeing art.
I received a lot of great feedback on the work, 26 pieces that still felt like new work. Actually, I guess it really is new since other than the faculty exhibition, where six of the pieces were shown, it was the first time all of this work has been exhibited. And, that it's really a 'new' body of work, unlike the work I had done before. I enjoyed seeing it all at the same time for the first time, instead of one piece at a time, which is about all I can do in my studio space. I appreciate very much Allison and Alex stopping by, that meant a lot to me, thank you. I hope the rest of you printmakers from class will take a little time to go over to see what I've been up to in my studio. Also, thanks Susan and Marilyn (Scott and John) and Donna for also coming over, that support from my department and faculty spouses (and, actually, my campus) meant a lot as well. The exhibit continues through November 27.