RAIDERS of the LOST ARTS II – JOURNEY to ATLANTIS (RECAP)
February 12th, 2016
ALL said and done…I’M HAPPY!!! The turn out was GREAT, so far some of Nik Ukleja and Suzanna Blake’s artwork sold which is REALLY the goal of these exhibitions! I enjoy showcasing art through curating and seeing the FRESH pieces, but uniting appreciation and support for an artist’s work is a GREAT FEELING!!! There were MANY familiar faces but I LOVE seeing NEW ones, ESPECIALLY those I invite!
Heather Berthelette has several pieces in the show! Her painting “The Tortuga” was my son Elijah’s favorite painting of the night!
We may get some new members out of the exhibit too (hint hint, Heather)! Gallery X can use all the ACTIVE MEMBERS it can get! It helps with all of the regular responsibilities AND adds fresh perspectives and skill sets to our cooperative set-up! It ain’t easy but it SURE IS fun! As curator of this show I have a bit of running around and organizing to do. Honestly, I couldn’t do it without the gracious support of core members. The SAME ones who show up ALL the time to hang art, clean, maintain and sit the gallery…not to mention special events, community involvement and maybe a personal life! I’d like to thank the members, artists and supporters of this exhibition. I appreciate ALL you do to keep this ship afloat!
Charles Hauck was there to “ham it up” with “The Chicken Of The Sea” and several other new aquatic Atlantean creatures!
HOT off the press!
Getting written up in the SouthCoast Today is a SWEET BONUS too! My Friend, fellow artist, co-worker of sorts, and contributing writer for SouthCoast Today (as an art critic), Don Wilkinson, hooked it up yet again! I enjoy the wit and perspective he adds to his articles and write ups! As a former Swain School alumni and self professed comic book nerd, his artsy knowledge far surpasses that of my own.
The turn out was better than I expected considering the snow storm the day before.
Off to a great start
Last year this time was the beginning of a rough patch for the X. We are among that which is hard to kill! The World can try as it may but we’re still standing! With ALL the faces I saw and knowing the GREAT line up of show themes I feel this year Gallery X is set to mark the spot! I will be a part of the next month’s show with some of the other members for the portrait show!
on to the next one
If you didn’t know, I LOVE doing portraits! Now, you know. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the challenge of capturing the realistic likeness of someone! Our NEXT show is titled HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU (March 2nd – March 27th) with the Opening Reception on Saturday March 5th! I can’t believe I didn’t come up with this theme for a show but I’m glad someone did! The added BONUS to this exhibit is going to be like a show in a show. The X ON X is a member’s portion of the show where we create the likeness of each other. The email I got went as follows:
Here are the results, thanks to Nik Ukleja for organizing the list!
kickin’ it high
The Hustle continues
My little guy was ALL OVER the place taking pictures and soaking up the creative juju from all the talent in the room!
HIT ME UP!