Sunday, January 17, 2010

Watercolor Show


Well as usual there are last minute things to do for a show that you did not anticipate. This time it was really good though - as I was literally ready to walk out the door to deliver my work to the Jones House - our local Community Arts Center here in Boone, the art director calls and asks to speak to Ann for help! Seems the show scheduled to run concurrent with mine had canceled out at the very last minute. Turns out that Ann had enough pieces (of course) for a show in this person's place. But what it meant was a day and a half of last minute framing. Thank goodness Cheap Joe's had what we needed to pull this off (he is just down the road from us). So, as the sign above says, a Double Nemcosky Exhibits event for the town of Boone.

There was a nice turn out as the weather cooperated for the opening reception (it was postponed from the week before as we were experiencing tundra weather). Everyone present exclaimed how tall my daughter was and enjoyed seeing some new work from Ann and yours truly. I've been holding this post because I did some local TV interviews talking about the work - but have been very impatiently waiting for them to be posted on their web site so I can embed them in a blog post. Eventually they will be there I'm told so I have to wait.

In the mean time I've started a new semester and that always brings the studio to an abrupt halt (rewriting syllabi, too many meetings, making copies and advising students). The first week did go well though - I think I have some good classes this go round. I did manage to finally finish Elizabeth Cotten (Piedmont blues series), and am still fascinated with virtually touring Corsica for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paint Out challenge blog (he got a wonderful plug on Katherine Turrell's Art of the Landscape blog - and she featured one of my pieces too!). So, in many ways I'm back and I plan to resume commenting on your wonderful blogs and Flickr groups I promise - I've have been looking.


One wall in my exhibit. Check out Ann's blog to see her work in her show.

11 comments:

raena said...

Congratulations on your show! I just commented on Ann's site that I hadn't realized that you two were married. I follow you both but when you spoke of Ann, I didn't know it was THAT Ann! What a creative household you have!

Irina said...

Congratulations on your exhibition. I visited Ann's blog, she is so talented. More important is that you have so huge common interest as painting.

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Wow Gary, you are so lucky to have a wife who paints, too. Beautiful work you both do. Congratulations on a good show. Looking forward to seing more work from you both. Silvia

Melissa S. said...

Congrats on the show Gary! How lucky is your town, that they have both of you, as local talent!! AND Cheap Joe's down the street. Bonanza!

Leslie Hawes said...

Love the "Double Nemkosky" signage.
Sounds like new math to me :)

AutumnLeaves said...

I didn't realize you were an instructor (or prof), Gary. I'll bet you are very busy indeed! What subject(s) do you teach? Thanks too for the link to Ann's blog. I like her work too! Kudos to both of you for such a great show.

Prabha N. said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and Ann! This is a double treat!

Gary said...

Thanks everyone - the show was a lot of fun. Turned into a family affair. It was fun to see my daughter explaining to folks about the work - she is growing up so fast!

Ramona Davidson said...

Love you work Gary. You have a wonder style. So happy for you and Ann (who I did not realize was married to you) at the art show. How nice that others recognize and appreciate your love of art.

Gary said...

Oh, and Sherry, I teach 2-D art, Foundations Design, Painting and Drawing (and sometime Art History).

Krista Meister said...

Congrats, again, Gary, on a wonderful double showing for you and Ann. I think it's cute that your daughter was showing people around the artwork. Perhaps one day she'll be following in her parents' footsteps.