I recently attended the Artists’ Reception and Roundtable at the Bryan Memorial Gallery “Trains” and “Things That Move” exhibit.
The link below will take you to the Gallery website where you can view both exhibits.
An artists’ reception offers great camaraderie and tasty catered food. But what’s REALLY interesting is the roundtable discussion with featured artists. There you can learn what goes on inside an artist’s life, both public and private. How do they find continuing inspiration for subject matter? What inspires them? (In this case, the historical significance of railroads and steam engines.
Why do they mentor younger artists? How do they balance a full time art career with family? Featured artists and husband/wife
David Tutwiler ,told us they never stopped painting or pursuing an art career. They home schooled their (I believe they said seven!) children and simply brought them along to all their art openings, galleries, and plein air excursions.
In recent years I’ve made more of an effort to attend as many openings as I can, to not only support my fellow artists, but to gather inspiration for my own painting life. I ALWAYS come home inspired and re-energized to paint more, to paint more thoughtfully and to realize more fully that balancing art and a busy family life is truly attainable.
My painting “Corn Chopping Time” is part of this exhibit which runs through April 1.
Corn Chopping Time 8 x 10 Oil $200
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