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!