I hope you all had an enjoyable 4th of July. We sure did! While I felt a little guilty about all the art waiting at Hatch to be hung I decided the show was in great shape and I could get it all hung today and tomorrow morning. Hopefully I was right. Wendy and I and our fellow Eden Place friends participated in the 17th annual Great American Raft Race in Lake worth. It was a hot day for the parade but we all got in the spirit of the 'a race to the zoo theme' and had a blast.
With just one page on the calendar before the show opens tomorrow night what are my thoughts you might ask? Well, first of all I am pleased with how the show will look. I think it has a nice balance and looks great. I'm also thinking how thankful I am for Lake Worth. This city has embraced my little project and supported me every step of the way. I can't thank my sponsors enough for all you are doing and helping to make the show special. That said here is a quick shout out to my sponsors Lake Worth CRA / LULA Lake Worth Arts, Common Grounds and Mathews Brewing. Folks please support your local businesses. They helped make all of this possible. Lastly as I framed the pieces on Tuesday which started as 30 frames. that I quickly realized were not enough and added six more at the last minute to bring the total to 36. I need to thank the framer / printer I use back in NY, Bonnist International. Thanks James and David for the enthusiasm about my work and the quick turn around times! Even with 36 frames there are pieces I printed and wanted in the show but had to make the editorial decision to cut them. If you are one of those folks. I am sorry. There was nothing wrong with your photo or your comments in fact they were great. I just ran out of frames. The good news is there are so many more to add and so many more I want to shoot that there will be an IAMLAKEWORTH II at a future date and the long dreamed of IAMLAKEWORTH book will be a combination of the two shows.
OK I have put off hanging the work long enough. It's time to gather my tools and head over to the gallery.
See you at the opening tomorrow!
Friday, July 6th
1121 Lucerne Ave
Lake Worth, FL