Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Art in City Hall and High Springs Art Walk
Friday night was truly an art night in High Springs. The night started with the art reception for all the artists that exhibited their art in the city hall. Sandi Richmond did a great job as always and Commissioner Diane Shupe was responsible for art being front and center now in High Springs. Mrs. Shupe and her husband Ed are great art lovers and fill their home with it. My "Hayfield in Winter" picture now resides there! It was fun to talk with fellow artist's and many friends who attended. The mayor even said a few words. I have "Keeping the Watch" and "On the Road Home" on exhibition there and you can view my work and the entire exhibition in High Springs City Hall. The show runs until Dec. 2, 2009 in the City Commission Chambers located at 110 NW 1st Ave. You can view it everyday from 8am until 5pm unless there is a meeting going on.
The second part of the night was the Art Walk that was part of the monthly Fantastic Friday that goes on in town. Several stores stayed open late for shoppers and sponsored artists to show their work in their stores. Everyone walked around town and checked out the stores and the art. I had my paintings displayed upstairs above the Great Outdoors in what was the historic, "Opera House" while another reception was held with a wine bar. I sold a small pic called "Three Peppers" and I had so much fun getting to know a friend of Sandi Richmond's, Nancy, a jewelry artist and designer. We truly bonded over a glass of wine and we sat near our art.
I also bought a fabulous print from fellow artist,
John Strepe, he does wonderful deep color landscapes of our local area and springs. He did a lovely rendition of mainstreet in High Springs, I love it.