Saturday, July 17, 2010
Green Beans and Art Walks
A friend and I went to the 3rd Friday Art Walk in Siler City last evening and had a good time even though it was very hot out. Siler City, an old farming town not far from us, was becoming almost a ghost town as businesses moved out to the highway and left a lot of empty stores downtown. Someone had the bright idea to buy up all those empty stores and rent them out as art studios and galleries and now those empty buildings are bright with paintings, sculptures, photographs and various other artistic endeavors as artists from all over have come to set up shop in the town. You can read about the NC Arts Incubator HERE.
I was fortunate to have been asked to display in one of the galleries a couple of weeks ago and wanted to go see how my paintings looked hanging for all to see. I personally think this particular gallery is one of the nicest in town but it has a lot of various kinds of art and my paintings didn't stand out amidst the plethora of offerings I'm sad to say.
It's not that my paintings are inferior in quality or execution or anything, it's just that I tend to paint small and small gets lost among so many items. I hope that doesn't sound like bragging or an excuse, but I do think my work is on par with other art in this gallery or any of the others in town. I'm trying to be honest and say that there is art there that I think is better than my own and there's also art that I think is awful that's displayed there. I know you know what I mean.
If you want to check it out, here's a link to the gallery - it's called the Raleigh Street Gallery and is located on Raleigh Street (duh!) in Siler City, North Carolina:
You can check it out virtually or, if you get the chance, check it out in person!