Wednesday, June 25, 2008

summer lovin'

good golly miss molly, it is hot in eugene.
it promises to be 95 degrees for the olympic trials for track and field being hosted at our own hayward field. my mom and dad have pretty nice tickets, so they should be good and toasty by the end of the weekend. 

i've got a lot of work to do this week on the website for fenario and preparing for sarah ciampa's show next week. working with sarah has been a real pleasure for me and the gallery staff. she's organized, she knows what she wants and she doesn't wait till the last minute to get her stuff together. i'm going to have to write new exhibit protocol around this girl's performance. i can't tell you how often we've had shows arrive two days before opening, not ready to hang, with no titles and information. while we've always managed to pull it off it can be really stressful to say the least. with sarah's show we've already got all the promotional material out and moving, i've got the labels made and ready to be hung, and all the art is coming to us a week in advance fully ready to hang. bless her heart, i am so very relaxed!

good news is building up around the steven lopez's exhibit in the fall. the lane arts council has agreed to underwrite the materials cost for the installation, so now all i've got to do is find some funding to get the man and his art to eugene in style. we're working on developing ideas for forums or question and answer sessions that would focus on the eugene art wall project that steven was a major part of a few years back, and the importance of public art. i'm really excited because i've been trying to work on ideas of how to not only draw more people into the space but how to get them to interact with the art, talk about it and leave inspired. its pretty perfect timing for the whole thing seeing as how it will be september and the university students will be coming back into town and its eugene celebration so the foot traffic should be good and high. 

things are looking golden over at fenario. come check us out. 

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