The opening reception for the exhibit at the Latimer was a grand success and lots of fun. I arrived early and watched the folks on the reception committee set up food and drink, and then the artists started to arrive. We had the Passle of Passionate Portlanders (Gerrie, Terry and June) with their loyal Posse (husbands) in tow, and the (Whidbey) Island Girls (Jan, Beth and Arlene) with their entourage! All of them submitted to being interviewed before the exhibit opened at noon. The Latimer received a grant to have a CD made to document six shows, and this was the last one they had funding for. The CD will play on a small TV set in the hall during the exhibit so visitors can hear these ladies talk about their work.
Changing our clocks caused a bit of consternation, when the expected crowds didn’t show up at noon. But by 2:00, the place was rocking! Toward the end of the opening, a number of board members showed up, and I had the opportunity to talk with them about the exhibit and how it came about. (I learned from Laurie that they have an almost all new board, so they were on a learning curve.) Then at the end of the afternoon, it was time to do my interview for the CD.
I had taken a few pictures of the exhibit before it was open, but was too tired to do anything about it last night. I’ll see what I can do about that when I land home. In the meantime, both Geri and Terry have posted pictures on their blogs:
And here’s the link for ordering the CD that Van created of the entire exhibit: