First Solo Show

After taking meticulous time to install my first solo show, the time came for the Artist reception. June 12, which is coincidentally my wife and her twin's birthday, came with a bang at the Holly Springs Cultural Center.  Friends came in from Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay Varina, Durham and Raleigh. Morrisville Town Council Member Vicki Scroggins-Johnson graciously came by to show her support not just for me, but for the Arts. My family came down from Virginia. And Lumpia made its way in from Angier thanks to Angela of Filipino Cuisine.

It was the first time it was just about me and my work. I was extremely grateful to have the love and support of my family. Coordinated to be at the same time as the Summer in the Springs concert series, there was an incredible amount of traffic throughout all of the Cultural Center.  I can't tell you how thankful I am to have such a supportive community. The experience of talking about my work and having people asking me questions confirmed to me that I was in the right place doing what I should be doing. 

I am going to push forward and continue the work. Chop ON!

 

Artspace: FRESH

So my first attempt at trying to get into a juried show with my new work wasn't as successful as I wanted it to be. I was hoping that my work would be FRESH enough for Cora Fischer the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeaster Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. I get it... my feelings aren't hurt! I know all the work selected by the juror should represent a good cohesive collection that reflects the taste of the juror as well as the audience of the gallery.  

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Artspace did something cool--before they had the juror come in, they displayed all the work that was submitted. Most places take your submission fee, say you didn't get in and you feel short changed.

At least I was able to have a fun night out with the family. My boys enjoyed seeing the work, and were excited to see Daddy's work.