|The crowd arrived with umbrellas, boots and anticpation.|
The week leading up to the event was immensely pressured, with lots of small details Some of which I cheerfully handed off to the estimable Jane Fyer, the grand-dame of the Creative Arts Consortium, a woman of infinite resourcefulness, who I have come to greatly admire in the work of pulling this show together. A bit about Jane:
Her long experience leading the CAC lends her a calm patience rare in the art world. She is serious and thoughtful about the work, yet quick to laugh. She has the wisdom of a veteran politician, and the savvy of New York Lawyer, and the energy of a woman decades younger . Jane never seems surprised... (of the broken glass on a painting she owns, dropped an hour before the show, she simply said "Oh it's fine. it happens all the time.") Jane has a heart of gold and, a great eye for art.
|Fyer helped lead the jury to amazingly diverse offerings, like Dodecahedron |
by Steve Rodgers (foreground) and Woman of the Day by David Webb
|Poets Michael Turner, Rafael Perez and Dan Woodward mesmerize the crowd.|
|The full house was attentive, moved and entertained...|
Michael Turner returned to the stage to read one final piece, taking us again in the the space and light of his landscapes, the man who "...run(s) to figure things out..." leading us into a turning calmness, into the center of belonging with the strength of his lungs and heart. Before the applause finished, I was wondering about the possibility of a chap-book for the show, so later visitors ( it runs through January 7th 2012) could read the poetry which seems to match the visual art so well.
Of course you should have been there...
The evening, a great success, was to hold one more shocking surprise for Jane and Me...but that is news for another post