|Under the Faces are excerpts from that sitter's blog post. Lots of reading going on...|
Today, was Reception #1 for my "100 Faces in 100 Days" Exhibit at the Great Falls Library and it was wonderful ... lots of very familiar faces showed up, enjoying a great time. I'll post photos from today's events later.
There are many, many more photos but I'm not sure they tell the whole story. We were ready ahead of schedule (that's a first) thanks to the great help of son Sam and daughter-in-law Michelle. And, my highly organized and experienced dad who picked out, purchased and arranged food, drinks and flowers. We had some early arrivals who wanted a real chance to see the show and talk to me about the project. Smart move. That became more and more difficult later. Interestingly, it's a great conversation starter when guests have shared such a unique experience. Faces recognized one another from the blog or web site and generally got a kick out the whole project and event. It really was great.
It felt pretty wonderful to have filled the room with so much life. The combination of the paintings and this animated circle of volunteers with friends and family in tow was powerful, indeed. This project has brought me close to a lot of people ... some I hadn't even known before.
I will post more photos later. Some reside on different cameras ... but there are lots I'd like you to see. But nothing is like being there.
So, see what you think ... tomorrow. I know it's Mother's Day and I think this is a fine way to spend it.
Reception #2 Tomorrow, Sunday, May 8
|Today was Emily's (Face #92) birthday. A cupcake and some singing.|
100 Faces in 100 Days Exhibits
All 100 faces will be on view two times this Spring/Summer. These will be WONDERFUL, not to be missed exhibits. Come see everyone!
May 3-31 at the Great Falls Library, Great Falls, VA
Reception #1: Saturday, May 7, 2:30-5:30pm
Reception #2: Sunday, May 8, 2:30-5:30pm (for those of you who missed it on Saturday)
Demo/Artist’s Talk: Saturday, May 21, 2-5pm
100 Faces in 100 Days Project: www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html