My husband Paul and I are curating our first show together at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria! Can't believe opening night is only a few days away! The show opens June 7th and runs through June 30th.
We chose the theme "Music in Art" not only because the two go hand in hand, but because Paul is an artist AND a musician! Much of his art reflects these two passions! I on the other hand, am a music appreciator, not a musician! Embracing this theme has been fun, but a little more of a stretch for me. I am looking forward to seeing how the other artists interpret this them and explore the relationship between art and music.
Curating our first show has been a great learning experience for both of us. We have gotten to do everything from writing up the press release, newsletter article, and call for entry to designing and mailing the postcards to choosing, hanging, and arranging the artwork. Somehow we have managed to do all this while still taking care of our family, working our full-time jobs, and creating our own artwork for the show.
It seems the process of creating our artwork revealed a bit of our personalities. Paul focused with laser-like intensity on his one new masterpiece. He went over the top with his attention to detail as he hand cut, sculpted, and painted a huge cardboard rendition of Jazz Legend Jelly Roll Morton. I tended to be more scattered and free-form, working on 6 different paintings at a time. I would start one piece and when I got to a point where I wasn't sure how to proceed, I started another. Eventually, I finished all 6.
Here is a sneak peek…more to come soon!