Saturday, May 7, 2011

Two Receptions For the 100 Faces in 100 Days Exhibit

Under the Faces are excerpts from that sitter's blog post. Lots of reading going on...
A Wonderful Celebration: Reception #1 Today
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
And, there will be another reception tomorrow, Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day), 2:30-5:30pm ... same spot at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. The Washington Post had great coverage of the exhibit in Friday's Weekend Section as the Gallery Opening of the Week (p. 30) ... as happening Sunday. So we'll be there to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. I hope you can come out. Don't know if it can be as great as today, but who knows.

Today was Emily's (Face #92) birthday. A cupcake and some singing.
It was difficult enough to pull one outfit out of my closet today. Now two?

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:
Phone: 703.403.7435


ivie szalai said...

Looks like a great turn out! So sorry we couldn't be there. Hope today is wonderful as well!

Jerry Stocks said...

Wish I could have been there. We just finished Mother's Day lunch with Ivie, Steve, Spencer, and Sandor. I am so blessed to have them all living right here.

Philip said...

Sure wish I could have been there in person to absorb it all. I have, though, read every blog along the way, so feel like I at least have experienced some of your wonderful journey.
Sounds, and looks like your first exhibit was a roaring success. What a neat deal to have touched and been touched by so many people along the way.

Jill Banks said...

Hi Ivie and Jerry,

Yesterday was an amazing day and you were definitely in spirit, too. The story of your adventure amazed people and what fun each person had getting to know you a bit better through write-ups/excerpts from the blog posts. Say hello to Spencer and Sandor for me. Happy Mother's Day to you both. I know firsthand just how wonderful you are in that role.