I am so excited. It is getting closer to show time. Today I packed up the paintings securely in boxes.They are ready to take down to the gallery where I transfer them to the capable hands of the installation committee who will hang them tomorrow evening. They make the aesthetic decisions about where to place each one. I am always amazed at how they accomplish the difficult task of hanging each painting at just the right height, and with just the right spacing.They also adjust the lights to optimize the lighting for each painting. The show opens to the public the next day, on Wednesday, September 5 at noon. The opening reception will be part of Gallery Night, on Friday, September 7, 5-8pm. This show has been in the planning and painting phase for two years, it is strange how something that has seemed so far in the future for so long finally suddenly becomes NOW! This is the first time that the paintings, which, until now, have just been a succession of individuals, become an entire collection, seen all at once. Excited as I am, I am also wonderfully calm because I am sure that my paintings and Marian’s together will make a wonderful synergy.
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