Thursday, August 21, 2008

So, the show.

I was worried... I knew none of my family could make it, and Cory had to work, so my definite attendees were going to be missing, and I had a certain paranoia about the whole thing.


I happen to have really awesome friends and coworkers. Really. Awesome. Thank you so much, everyone who made it out. You made my night, and it was wonderful to have you there to spend time with me during the reception.

Thanks for eating the cheese with me. My fears were squelched with your warmth.
Love and hugs.


eat the cheese

1. When nobody shows to an art reception, the artist is said to have "eaten the cheese."

Origins: In the olden days, artists used to provide refreshments at their art openings. On the occasion that nobody showed, they would be left with heaps of fruit, crackers, wine and cheese, to eat what they had hoped to share with friends and family all by themselves in an act of shame. This practice is now out of date because after this became commonplace, artists stopped bringing the food in the first place.

"I totally ate the cheese at my Ridge Street Coffee Co. show."

Saturday, August 2, 2008

North Country Studios Tour

This weekend is the first ever North Country Studios Tour, put on by the North Country Arts Center.

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Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the participating artists in their studios--in a converted factory, renovated barns, farmhouses, newly designed spaces. They are painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, photographers, textile, mixed media, and "new rustic" artists who create works of art that are often exhibited and sold beyond the borders of the North Country.

The organizers of the tour are artists collaborating to help connect the community to the arts by opening their studios. They were inspired by last year's successful open studio tours east and north of our region. We believe open studios will demonstrate individual achievements and present vital currents in fine art and crafts in our region and offer visitors a chance to purchase works of art directly from the artists.

So... This Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pick up a brochure or visit the website and come out to see the studios! I'll be in The Shirt Factory on the third floor in mine, working on some new stuff - stop by to say hello!