I spent a happy couple of hours in the studio gilding this morning before running out of both gold leaf and time, but it was very productive, so I’m cautiously optimistic that the big crow piece will be ready in time for the reception at CLU in a couple of weeks.
My classes have all opened well, with a new intake of freshmen waiting to figure out how their creative lives will work in combination with their other classes, and their social calendars. It’s too early to tell who are art stars and who are not, but it’s exciting to start fresh with new faces. Many of my freshmen have no ambition to become artists, they simply need to fulfill a general education requirement, so I hope to infect them with enthusiasm for art generally, if not uncover some concealed talents and help them to realize them. It’s going to be a fun semester. My Gallery assistant Erica is wonderful, and I have high hopes for her to be as terrific as Laurence was.Â
This evening we had the reception for Duncan Simcoe’s exhibit, a decent turnout of people showed up despite our email problems. I enjoyed hearing both his descriptions of the work and other people’s interpretations thereof.Â
My boy will be happy in the morning: there was smoked salmon left over from the reception!