|Into the Woods 10 x 10 inches|
That's the name of a piece I recently had accepted into Contemporary Portraits at the Water Street Gallery in Batavia, Illinois. Roughly a two hour drive from Madison, I decided I would go to the opening. I'm glad I did.
|Main Street, Batavia, Illinois|
It was a lengthy enough day trip I could declare it a sketchbook day, the best way for me to see a new area. Batavia is on the Fox River, west of Chicago and has some history with windmills and Conestoga wagons, so how could it not be a good day?
|The Gallery, along the Fox River|
I was so proud to be in this show, the only tapestry piece among 54 superb and diverse portraits. I enjoyed looking at each piece for the hour I was there, each artist's approach gave me much food for thought.
The gallery staff did a wonderful job of hanging the show in a nifty limestone wall venue. Snacks were plentiful.
I've been in several shows that I've never seen....it's so much better to see your baby in person. Not to mention I had ice cream for dinner...caramel no less.
|Ice Cream for Dinner|