Monday, June 1, 2009

Ten Women Gallery June Window

I have the honor of being featured in Ten Women Gallery window this month. Originally, I was going to create a calligraphic window and had invited 15 calligraphy friends to join me in the display. I really needed a commitment from everyone at the beginning of June but didn't get the response to make it a sensational event with an artist reception and all. I received a few conscientious volunteers, but not enough to make it the event I had hoped for. It takes a lot of work to put on an artist event. So, at the advise of some gallery members I chose to abandon the entire idea even though I had to disappoint the few who did commit. It was very sad for me as I had wonderful visions of introducing Venice to the world of my favorite kind of art, calligraphy, knowing that the artists I had invited would have kicked ass.

So, last night with my good friend, Lisa in tow, we put up my very first window. I realized afterward that I couldn't have done it without her artist and creative eye.

It was pretty scary I must admit. We didn't know where to start. I just pull everything to the front of the gallery and we started by hanging one picture at a time. Three hours later, this is what evolved. Unfortunately, I didn't know where the window lights were so it's just back lit. I'll take better pictures when I go in during the day.
All in all, I'm very proud of myself. It's a funny feeling of pride to see my work displayed in a window in the middle of Abbot Kinney, Venice, a highly visited art area on the west side of L.A. I'm not sure it has sunk in yet. But I will someday look back to think about what I accomplished. It's all good.


Jane Farr said...

Based on the window display, I would definitely pull the door open and walk in! Congratulations Renee - it looks great. I wish you much success as this month's featured artist!!!

Connie said...

I agree with Jane, I would go in but first I'd stand on the sidewalk a while just to admire your work. Mark the day on your calendar, celebrate, raise caine because you have made your mark! Congratulations Renee!