Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday Night Recap


Normally a blog entry should be no more than 400 words, they say. If a picture is worth a thousand, I hope you'll forgive me for this several thousand word blog entry. The photos here are from the two art events I attended, Love Your Local Artist at the Superior Library, and Love at the Snoodle V, at the Snoodle ceramic studio in Duluth.

The Superior Library event was attended by at least 70 people, many of whom were "Friends of the Library." The featured artists were those whose work had been displayed in the showcase in the library lobby during the previous twelve months including Gary Reed, Patricia Lenz, Lisa Casperson, Jeredt Runions and myself.

At right is an image by collage artist Patricia Lenz, one of the many pieces on display there...



A string quartet played music while guests mingled and enjoyed the numerous works on display.


When I arrived at the Snoodle there were fire dancers out front putting on a show to an engaged crowd. I learned that they have a Facebook page called the Spin Collective.

Inside, the studio was lit with blacklight and created an ambience that seemed most suitable for this year's theme. Nearly all of the pieces had a day-glo element, as at the top of the page.

In the upper building there was live music playing and there must have been face painters because there were a lot of people in somewhat expressive attire. I ran into Jeredt Runions again (right) along with numerous other local artists.

In short, there were a lot of artsy people out on the town last night, and it was nice making acquaintance with so many talented people in this community.

At every stop along the way I had something else on my mind to look forward to. My daughter, who is in China, was going to be calling home so we could say "Happy 22nd Birthday" with as much warmth and delight as can be possibly conveyed.

It's refreshing to share time with friends and make new ones. The best is always yet to come.

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