I attended the opening last night of the North Taranaki Community Arts Council’s (NTCAC) exhibition of artists they have supported, including yours truly. Here’s a little tongue in cheek appraisal of the night, based on a book I had as a child – it’s a little like this…
- What good luck it was a lovely exhibition space (thanks Doug) and there was lots of wonderful art on display (and lovely dancing).
- What bad luck my large photograph image was not displayed at the exhibition…
- What good luck my small image (a framed photograph) looked really lovely.
- What bad luck everyone ate my gluten-free chocolate brownies before I even got one.
- What good luck I got to meet a much admired artist (Paul Hutchinson) and tell him I was a huge fan of his work painting “everyday” items.
- What bad luck the wine ran out so quickly
- What good luck I met a very lovely artist who told me a thing or two about life and it turns out she and I had much in common despite our significant age differences.
- What bad luck the NTCAC is closing down (“being absorbed”) after 30 years of supporting artists with small grants.
- What good luck two of my dear friends came along to support me, along with my ever supportive partner and my daughter.
All, in all, a good night, great art and I will try not to be too disappointed that only one of my pieces made it up on the wall..
It’s on at The Metro Gallery, Devon Street, New Plymouth (across from Hikoi shoes/clothes) until the end of the month. Go along and support our local talent (and Doug’s inaugural Metro Gallery exhibition), if you can.