Friday, September 3, 2010
Hanging the show
I had a great time, though it was sometimes difficult to focus on the hanging.
One woman apparently had dementia or Alzheimers, as every time she got near the door, the alarms would go off. Then people would rush over to turn off the alarm and make sure she was still inside, or go chase after her if she got out. Sometimes she would attempt to turn off the alarm herself. Finally I got tired of the alarms and asked her to help me hang the artwork. She was great! She held up her side consiencously, all the while carrying on a conversation in that kind of dream talk people sometimes use when their language/logic brain is not engaged.
One sweet old man was very interested in my art work, and insisted on taking me up to his room to show me his wife's watercolor paintings. They WERE good! And then he wanted to show me his pottery. And some pottery someone else did . And this photo, and this cool thing he found. And. And. And finally I escaped back to my work and he went out with a group of people on the field trip bus.
And I didn't quite fill up the space. Hope I can find some more appropriate work to hang before the reception.