Tuesday, April 26, 2005
OpenNeglected to write about the weekend.
So on Thursday afternoon there was a faculty walkthrough of the show - basically, you stand by your work and they talk to you if they feel like it. I had a really good talk with Tony, and it made me feel like I'd actually accomplished a good, finished drawing.
The opening was Friday and it was pretty fun. There was food and drinks at Milles House beforehand, and I had some good conversation with people, especially Heather, later at the museum. I told Ben and Ayami about the dream I had where the three of us were on a roadtrip. It might have been because the night before, Ben stopped by my room to borrow a Simpsons dvd and we talked a little about Kerouac.
Mike was at the opening, as well as a lot of graduates from last year. I was at the museum for about three hours. I got a good look around at all the work and I'm proud to be in this show.
Lounge was packed with friends and family, and there was an excellent DJ. I had a good time but I was feeling wistful, and I probably stayed too late or left too early, I can't decide which. You know who are amazing, though? Top and Book, the guys from Thailand - they have such tremendous enthusiasm and energy. They're so friendly that you can't help but smile. They both gave me big hugs when saying hello and goodbye that night, like we were best friends.
Saturday I went to breakfast at lunchtime with Mike at the Whistlestop (only my second visit there) and then we went to see Sara at an art gallery where she works. The gallery was showing work by Lynda Benglis, whom I hadn't heard of but is apparently famous, silly me. We ran into George, the museum preparator, and his wife. I had found out earlier that he is a fan of Arrested Development so I told him how it was a big influence on my drawing in the show.
Mike and I went back to Cranbrook so he could see Heather for a bit, then I took him to the train station for his ride back to Chicago.