Well, weirdness kicked in again today with the Silk Purse booking a therapy class of some sort which finished at 1:30pm. My closing show day was scheduled for Noon (as usual)! And again, I had no warning. In shock, disbelief, I paced the grounds by the entrance, left to explain to people coming to see the show why they weren't able to enter. I eventually went for a drive to de-stress while waiting. Always best to pull away and regroup in times like this.
The weather today was also not as originally forecasted; being colder and with overcast. So there wasn't a lot of people in the park, but there was still great conversations with people who came and typically had many questions. The anger from pre-1:30 didn't factor in as it is the totems and the viewers that matter.
And, on schedule as in the past month, my friend, the eagle, made an appearance, just as I needed him. I hold a special thank you in my heart for that beautiful noble bird.
So, aside from the bumpy weekend, the overall experience has been rich in sharing and great in generosity and support from the many who came to experience the totems series. There is so much to cherish and much to process internally as I move forward, to the next exhibition in the McMillan Centre in Parksville BC, and with my ongoing journey with this work.
Two paintings have gone to their new homes, and one other is going on its side trip to Parksville before it gets to go to its great home. Thank you all.
This was my closing weekend, and aside from the 2 scheduling gaffs, my being on site for the past 3 weeks, was a pleasure to the viewers, volunteers, staff and Board of the gallery, and including myself.
So the Show in West Vancouver has come to a close, the paintings have been loaded and returned to my home. I must say that it is odd to have them all back on my storage unit and everywhere again in my condo after seeing them all together in their spotlight. But they are scheduled for packing once again this week and ready for the ferry crossing very early March 2nd. I've prepared a different handout for the Parksville exhibition as I won't be able to be with the paintings there. Following the recurring themes and questions from this show, I wanted the handout having more talking points as the viewers experience the series. I plan to also post this new handout on the website in the hope that it will continue being helpful and keep the 'conversation' going.