A Damp but Beautiful Reception
Saturday night my husband and I attended the opening gala for Arts Alive, the annual juried show at the local Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. The gallery show lasts for a month, and the outdoor festival is held across the street from the center in Wilson Park. I can’t say enough good things about the center and its support of the arts and artists in our area. And the gala was beautiful as always, hosted out back in the courtyard with a full catered menu, music and wine.
Sadly for the outdoor show it had rained all day, and the rain was still coming down off and on throughout the evening reception. My husband and I got our food, found a table, and had just gotten involved in a fun conversation with one of the artists from the outdoor festival and his wife when the rain really started coming down. So we quickly finished our food and headed home.
The show looked great, but I didn’t have my camera with me. I’ll have to go down to the center and take a few pictures to show. I didn’t win any awards, and there were no red dots — yet! Hope springs eternal.
Here’s a picture from one of their past shows with a big red painting of mine on the wall.
The collage shown at the top of this post is another new one based on nature imagery and was created with hand painted papers.