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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Opening 1/28/2011

 After weeks of preparation the new show is up in our little Moonlighting Gallery...Thursday night we took some of the old and put up the new...this is what it looked like before we left at the end of the night, Suzanne has a way with putting it together...
My wall after hanging on Thursday night

The night before, after the hanging, Ken's newest painting on the easel

A grouping of my paintings in the hallway
Suzanne's wall and Ken's wife, Chris's jewelry tree
Suzanne and Ken's shared wall
Ken's wall

My Fred's wall and Suzanne's furniture...
And so the day of the opening came...I spent the day at work, doing what I do to pay the bills...
A LONNG day at work, pre-opening, my little size 6 1/2 "dogs" were "barking" ...I took a photo of my poor tired feet after a long day cataloging an incoming collection from a donor (I just completed documentation of the 100th piece.) But I gotta tell ya, the Frye's are awesome boots and soooo comfortable.
The NIGHT! It looks so pretty!
Thankfully we missed the coastal storm so the weather was good, we weren't up to our eyeballs in snow (just our knees, right?), what's there, has been there for awhile with a light dusting to make it prettier...

...and the people came, filling the space with excited voices and enthusiasm...I made a "gallery playlist" on my mini and hooked up speakers for cool tunes, Moby, Grouper, Warpaint, Blur, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, TheWho, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Emily Barker, Florence and the Machine, Groove Armada, Imogen Heap, M83, Mistle Thrush, Artemis, Paul Simon, The Ravonettes, XX, Tracy Bonham, and Metric...just a mix...



Fun was had by all...it's a sweet little space, and we feel so fortunate to have a place to hang our work and to have the chance to invite friends and the community in to visit with us and see what we've been up to lately...everyone we meet loves the concept of "Moonlighting", we're working artists who work day jobs, we pool our resources and follow our bliss...

5 comments:

Jann Gougeon said...

Your paintings are gorgeous! As I clicked on some others . . Edge of Night, Catavina, and Bones of the Earth (two I especially love, because I gravitate to more neutral colors) . . . I discovered that you had to paint over one . . something I'm considering doing with one now, as it's not working. Good to know others came come out of that (kind of fearful for me) step in resolving a painting.

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Whenever I chose to paint over a painting it is never an easy decision, but once I do decide, I usually take a deep breath, let out a sigh and admit that the painting isn't working or not that special...photograph it for the master archive and mark the title with 'XX' to indicate that it's no longer with us, and then I make it disappear... it's always a small triumph to make something better out of something that wasn't so good to begin with...

Kathy said...

Your work looks fabulous! Congratulations on the exhibition and attendance.

helen said...

Looks like a nice show - like the picture of someone's boots!

Barry said...

L - congratulations - the gallery and the exhibition just look superb.And a K says it looks like a good rollup for the opening. May you sell heaps so that you don't have to do so much of 'what we do to pay the bills'. Go well and be well. B