I almost missed the Art Open House
“Where are you?” asked my brother.
“You are missing everything. I thought you would be here; this is definitely your thing. It’s nice. I am here enjoying wine and cheese. I thought you would be here with your camera.”
“I am home,” I told him. “Aw man I forgot about Art Academy open house.”
“Well its five thirty so if you want to see anything then you better hurry.”
And with that I hurriedly put on the shoes that I had only taken off two minutes earlier, kissed Shelly bye, grabbed my camera, hopped into my car and headed straight for the ANI Art Academy in Limestone Bay.
This was the third big exhibition and even though I had been planning on going all month it somehow slipped my mind.
I arrived and I could see that there were still quite a few people on the outside. The exhibit had started since 2pm that afternoon and it was just about coming into 6pm now.
I stepped inside and I felt a bit happy knowing that most people were gone by now. It was mostly the artists and a few people now walking about. There were quite a few new faces and names below some of the drawings. I must say even the new persons did some impressive works.
I saw some familiar faces like Romaro Richardson and he began to tell me about one of his pieces which was built upon a famous piece about a woman mechanic back in WWII.
As I walked around with my camera I could see the various artists proudly displaying and talking about their pieces to the curious onlookers. Most were just as impressed as I was.
I remember coaching the little girl Gineece Gumbs back some years when she ran track. She was fast. She has now finished high school and is attending the ANI Art Academy. Her talents have obliviously manifested here as well. Her piece of Pastor Ambrose Richardson is uncannily lifelike.
It was great to see some of the more familiar faces like Shanicia, Elizardo, Akeem and Canita and how they continue to progress.
Timothy Jahn, who now sports a dashing mustache, continues to do a fine job with these artists and their art.
Can’t wait to see what they have next time.
Ps I won’t talk about the love that you see in a few of the pictures at the end.