I spent the day at the Festival again, with my colleagues and children. It was very pleasant chatting with people who were interested in the Art program, and quite exciting to think about what the future holds for us. We will be in our new building in two or three years, transforming our department completely.
During the day I met with some friends who had come to the opening reception last night, giving me pause for reflection. It was a lovely evening: there were friends and family, members of my church, members of my lodge, University faculty and students, and members of the art community in Thousand Oaks. There were plenty of good questions, which I hope I answered somewhat intelligently. All of the paintings have secrets to them, so it was fun to reveal some of them to the people.