That's all I can say. Wow. West of Center is just fantastic. I couldn't get very good many people/crowd photos because the lights were focused on the art -- as they should be. I need to go back tomorrow and take pictures of the show itself -- it was so crowded and packed in tight. Juror Matt Eaton was just wonderful, his talk was so down to earth and heartfelt. And producer/curator Joanne Bandoni pulled off another flawless exhibition!
|I was down at the other end of the room when Joanne Bandoni started her thank yous and introductions -- sorry for the zoomy/out of focus photo|
|Juror Matt Eaton delivering his talk|
|me, Quillz, and Matt Eaton|
|Matt with Juana's "Spirit of Bad Dolls" -- one of three recipients of special merit awards|
|now a few crowd shots...Carla and WanChuan|
|Punk and Andi|
|Joanne and her friend whose name I can't recall right now|
|Joan and Andy|
|Juana, Doug, Lina and Ken were arriving as we were leaving -- Juana had no idea she was going to be getting an award|
What a wonderful (but very packed) show -- I saw other friends but didn't get photos. I will go back tomorrow and shoot some of the artwork. My head was just swimming from all of the people and good feelings and sounds and Matt Eaton's talk.
I started out my day by working on Tookies...I concentrated on the horns/ears of several of the new finger puppets. I think I am getting a rhythm now...that is a good feeling.