What a fabulous day we had with the opening of our exhibition, "Resonate.
Val and I were so nervous - not just about making a speech, but that whole thing of having people looking at your work. Really putting yourself "out there".
I would like to thank ARC (Art Resource Collective) for having us at the gallery, and for there assistance with the lighting, setting up for the opening and speech on the day. It was great to catch up with friends and family and to meet so many new people who came to see our work. Also lovely to get such great feedback and positive comments.
Lots of photos from the day below.
What a day yesterday was. Our exhibition has been hung.
Please join us to celebrate the opening on Saturday, 9th April at 2.00pm
Many, many thanks go to Matt Prokopiv, Val's son, who has assisted us with both this exhibition, and the one at The ArtSpace at Mirboo North.
It is he who is up and down ladders, never complaining, while these two crazy ladies have him shifting things until they are just right. Patience personified!
Once we had cleared away all the bubble wrap, tools, ladders etc, Val and I just sat in the gallery for while taking it all in - yes, we had done it.
I think for both of us, it is quite stressful putting your work "out there", and it certainly something that many years ago, we would have never thought we end up doing.
Some see it as egotistical, but it is actually quite daunting; your are exposing your soul.
With many pieces, so much of "you" goes into them,
There are a few in this exhibition that for me have come from quite dark, painful places. I know the ones that I have done when I have been struggling with back pain for example, but there are those that are filled with absolute joy - an explosion of colour and happiness.
After stressing that we were not going to have enough work to fill the fabulous gallery out at ARC, I must say we are both so pleased with the end result.
Anthea and Arianne, from ARC, put the finishing touches to it, by adjusting the lighting, which made such a difference. Below is just a sneak peak taken taken early in the day, while we were laying everything out.
Hope to see your there!
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I am Rhonda Hunt, from Faeries with Attitude, a Gippsland based artist, who dabbles in all sorts of things. Ideas, thoughts, silly musings at midnight, assorted bits of inspirational stuff, and things to get your creativity going. I have tried just about every craft known, so my interests are quite eclectic. Hopefully, you will find something here to interest you.