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Yesterday I left the house early in the rain to purchase cookies and treats for the Art After Hours event last night, and since I had put the egg tree up in the studio it seemed only fitting that I should find nice Spring-themed cookies. I am the unofficial nurturer at the art center.
The bakery let me pick out the prettiest cookies and then they created beautiful platters for me. I had great good luck and made it back to the art center with the bounty only a little worse for wear from all the rain... and eventually my pantlegs did dry.
Luckily there is a catering refrigerator on our floor and the big trays of cookies stayed nice and chilled for the rest of the day. I stuffed plastic eggs with wrapped chocolates just for fun and tidied up my half of the studio for the evening event. I think I enjoy getting the treats together as much as the guests enjoy sampling them.
After the interview and a break away from the studio for lunch (a rare treat recently as all my efforts have been focused on preparing for the show) I came back to open the studio for our evening guests. These events are always interesting as you never know who might show up.
Staff members and guests mingled with music in the gallery, a glass demo, and a talk given by one of the resident artist photographers, and everyone had a great time. Good things are always happening at the art center!
All in all it was a great day. Now the final push before I turn over all the work for the hanging. No butterflies about it yet, but it has been a long time since my last solo show in Florida.