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).