Perry and I met for the art tour on Friday. Paddy was having dinner with hair industry friends. Mack was working his retail job. Cindi was ensconced in her mountain home journaling her recent road trips.
Our first stop was Abend. It was a good, but pricey, show. I ran into Kate and David who are always fun and engaging in conversation. The gallery had a good crowd. There seemed to be a constant line at the bar. The food buffet had been ravaged leaving a few unappetizing bits here and there. I was there for art, not food and drink. There were many stellar works on display. Stop by and have a look if you’re in town.
Abend, Thorgriur Einasson, Reykjavik, 22″x24″, oil, $2,400
Abend, Stephanie Hartshorn, Oakwood, 24″x24″, oil, $2,850
After Abend, a stop was made at Next gallery. I wasn’t thrilled with the show. The conversations I had with friends were more interesting than the art.
The final stop was Ironton for the closing gallery show and party. It was packed. Most of the fixtures on the local art scene were in attendance. The crowd was in a festive mood in spite of the venue closing. There were great paintings on display by the artists who had studios in the complex. At the end of the evening a few minutes were spent around the fire pit reminiscing about the good times had at Ironton. It was the last fire. I was sad as when I left. The somber cloudy sky seem appropriate for the night another art venue died.