Art in the Dark

I had an art show just a few days ago at the Unity Village. I was super excited. We were expecting 200-300 people. When I showed up for the reception, the electricity was out. I wasn’t sure how we were going to make this work, as we they were unable to find the cause.

As promised, people showed up…to a dark room. I have to say, this is a real first for me. I’ve never had an art show in the dark. I was fortunate to have a friend and brilliant artist, Joy Baker, with me that used a little forward thinking. (Artists make the best spontaneous figure-outers). Using modern technology, she used the flashlight on her cell phone to illuminate my paintings for viewers. As a result, others caught on and started doing the same thing.

It was actually very interesting. It created a sort of ambiance where the paintings really were the focus because you couldn’t see anything. It was not ideal, but it was an adventure. People still interacted, my work still got seen, and I may be getting another chance at another reception (with electricity).

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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