I couldn't pull off being in two places at once, but I did get to both of the events. They were the kind of art events I like-lots of people enjoying themselves and enjoying my paintings. I especially like to watch the faces of people who really love the work, the intake of breath, smile, and exclamations.
At the Duluth Art Institute I was invited with five other landscape artists to exhibit in a special exhibit in the Great Hall at the Duluth Depot. I had not met all of the other artists before, so I got to meet them and enjoy their work. It was nice to match the faces to the paintings, some of whose work has been familiar to me for years, other whose work is new to me. New friends and old came to celebrate with me. Thank you!
ShipRock Management put on their Art Gala for the third year. I was happy to be able to participate again this year. This was a really fun crowd, a mix of walks of life, all there to celebrate with Andy and Blake and their associates. Thank you, ShipRock.