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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Opening Night

Ohhhhh! What can I say about being surrounded with loving and lovely people, fabulous art and an atmosphere of such astonishing support? Bliss. I sincerely hope that all who attended felt some of the rapture that was present. It is actually not possible to capture either on film (which has been tried), or even in photographs, the experience of walking the spiral. It simply must be experienced. The show is in Weaverville, California at the Highland Art Center until March 27th. Because this installation is alive, lively, and growing, a challenge is issued: anyone who completes a panel before the show is taken down can hang it in this show. Many thanks to all who came and walked in love.

None of us who participated in this event could anticipate exactly what the spiral would be like before the final hanging. My daughter Sydney helped me all day yesterday and we worked until an hour before the opening. It was so gratifying to open the show and walk through leading the artists who created panels. The tears in the eyes, the justified pride, the ooohhs and ahhhs, the appreciation of the metal support as its own art piece, smiles, hugs...it was all so rich. As this month progresses I will be putting up photos of the artists, their work, and their statements.

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