>Despite the heat, last evening was a terrific feast for the eyes! My painting friends Lynne and Lucilla (sorry, no link since we still need to digitize that girl!) and I met for the First Saturday Art Crawl in downtown Nashville. Lynne has a painting up at the show sponsored by the Downtown Presbyterian Church (Fifth and Church – up all month) that is a fundraiser for Magdalene House, a wonderful residential program for formerly incarcerated women. Margot Baeder, another painting friend, has a donated picture there as well.
Anyway, after taking in the paintings donated for this fundraiser event, and those painted by Magdalene House residents and grads, we took the trolley (free of charge) to various other galleries downtown which participate in this great monthly event. It was just wonderful taking in the whimsy, grandiose, visionary, and envelope-pushing works of the great artists on display! I could’ve gone on taking it all in all night but unfortunately the heat was significant and my fellow “arties” and I realized we can set a standing date to take this in each and every month if we like!
Walking back to our cars, we were treated some pre-Fourth of July Fireworks downtown, and I swear, you’d a thought we were 12 again. But then, that appreciation for light and color and pattern and all things lovely is what bonds us and makes us all want to capture the magic on canvas anyway. We had a wonderful time, my 2D sisters and I, and I can’t wait for more!