The opening reception for the Visual Arts Alliance Open Exhibition was absolutely wonderful. The show is beautifully curated in a super groovy space, the mezzanine lobby of a big office building in downtown Houston. (Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street).
The entire show is strong, with artists from seven states represented in it. 587 artworks were submitted and only 58 pieces were selected, so I'm very pleased to have had "Tree at Menil Collection" chosen from such a large pool of entries.
It was fun to see guests and other artists study my piece.
More people attended than I had expected, especially considering that the opening was on Friday night of Memorial holiday weekend. The show is on view until July 11th, so, especially for those who work downtown, swing by the show. It's well worth the effort.
There was an awesome coolness to the venue -- the natural light, the wide lobby, plenty of space to see everything, yet it still felt intimate.
As ever, the Amazing Reese was my most excellent strong man husband and supporter. These type of events are far from his favorite activity, but to his everlasting credit, that's a real genuine smile on his face.