As with any key event, there is a flurry of activity in the days preceding the opening of an art exhibition. Postcard invitations must be mailed, social media posts must be made, interviews may be scheduled, catering must be finalized, artwork must be delivered and, of course, the show must be hung!
Brenau Galleries Director Nichole Rawlings and Galleries Manager Allison Lauricella are the ones doing most of this leg work, as they do for all of the exhibits and openings at Brenau University. Other departments, such as public relations, may get in on the act as well. Yesterday, they published this nice article (CLICK TO READ), which I've now seen several places.
The artists are busy, too. At this point, our task is to help get word out. Today, we had a group interview with Jay Andrews on WBCX 89.1, the University's radio station. (CLICK TO LISTEN to the interview online.) And then we dropped by Sellars Gallery in Simmons Visual Arts Center on Front Campus to see how the hanging was going. There were still ladders and other equipment in the room, but all of the pieces were on the walls and the room looked beautiful.
Patricia Fabian, Sarah Claussen and I were interviewed by Jay Andrews in the WBCX sound booth this morning. (Artist Christie Gregory was unable to join us.) Listen live (89.1) this Wednesday and Thursday, 7:05am and 12:15pm, or click on the link above to listen anytime online.
The opening is just two days away, but I believe we are all ready! Thanks to Brenau, and especially to President Ed Schrader, for inviting me to participate in the 2017 President's Summer Arts Series. Hope to see you at the Opening Reception on Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm.