at the recent Bon Echo Art Show. This show was a wonderful chance to meet fellow artists and people who share a passion for this incredible place.
I was quite suprised and delighted to sell a good amount of work at the show. This was at a time when I was beginning to wonder if I should continue my quest to paint a subject matter that has been done so much already! But it was really great to hear from people who are long-time Bon Echo fanatics, that my work says something meaningful and unique about "the rock". My goal has always been to try to capture the spirit of that magical place and I am guessing this will continue to be a lifelong pursuit.
I also had a chance to talk to Bon Echo friends about the idea my sister Brooke & I had envisioned of a Bon Echo Cultural Festival -- theater, film, music, poetry and so on. I'll give you one tidbit of this concept: carrying out Merrill Denison's vision of classical music on a boat echoing off of the rock --just imagine! -- as well as original theatre in the ampitheatre. We're in the initial brainstorming stage but are interested in hearing from anyone who might have some interest and/or expertise in seeing this come to fruition!
All in all a wonderful the Bon Echo Art Exhibition was a great opportunity to show paintings, develop new ideas and make connections with interesting people. I'll definitely do it again next year.