Yesterday afternoon, after a foot of snow had fallen and the flurries kept on coming, Lynn and I loaded up the Honda with 25 framed prints and various other sundries and drove ourselves the 1/2 mile to Hosmer Gallery. We were full of the kind of optimism that only rank beginners possess: "It'll probably take us 2 or 3 hours." Four and a half hours later, with some great tips from our gallery mates, we were hung. Here are a few photos from the adventure.
The Forbes Library is a beautiful old building. The gallery is in a large space on the second floor and usually two artists share the gallery, left and right. I'm sharing the space with a duo, photographer Ellen Augarten (right) and UCC minister Andrea Ayvazian who have created a book in which the 150 Psalms of David have been rewritten by a cross section of 'ordinary' people from our community with an accompanying photograph of each.
I got to play museum curator and create a display case showing how to make a woodblock print. I think that people appreciate the prints a lot more if they can see how they're made.
Yucking it up during the hanging.