Wednesday night's meeting of the artists participating in The Space Between The Words exhibit kicked off with a few moment of personal sharing.
I intentionally invited each artist to look within and share "How do you feel about your experience thus far working toward this exhibit? What's been fun? What's been a challenge? What's the biggest surprise? "
This discussion brought us together as artists sharing the excitement and joy of creating new art pieces that would shortly be viewed by the public at an exhibit at the Vine Arts Center. Comments shared ranged from working towards goals, trying new materials and first time exhibition jitters.
The evening discussions continued for two hours with participants seeking clarification on the display space allocated for each artist.
About 50% of the participants took advantage of the meeting venue being the Vine Arts Center and dropped off their art work. Everyone was circling around their own work and others so they could get a sneak preview of what had been created. Something like an early Christmas viewing of packages, some partially wrapped, some fully wrapped and a handful of works totally open for all to see.
I can feel the excitement that everyone is experiencing and share the same anticipation as they're having. It's been several years since I've been in an exhibit like this one and it's been both challenging and rewarding.
Fifteen days and counting til the "soft opening."