7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
acrylic on Panel
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It was a busy weekend on Marco, and the Left Bank Art Show was a nice success. The Left Bank Art Show is particularly fun because it's not juried. Beginners and professionals can show together without the special equipment and all the hoopla of a more formal outdoor show. I didn't participate, but took the family along to check it out. It was fun to see the work through the eyes of grandchildren and introduce my family to my artist friends.
As a I walked along viewing some wonderful art many of the artists greeted me with a joyful hug. It felt really good, and I slowly realized that I knew most of the artists. More importantly, I realized that they also knew each other!
Here on Marco we've had an Art League for 40 years. The current Outdoor painters have been meeting every Wednesday for sixteen years. The Foundation for the Arts supports the literary, visual and performing arts. There's a City Arts Advisory Committee. Artists meet and exchange ideas at Art Tabletalk, and most island artists participate in the Marco Chamber's Wet Paint Live.
But after Saturday's walk, I feel like it's all coming together and we finally have tilled the earth enough to plant the seeds of an encouraging and supportive arts community. It's still fragile and will need some careful nurturing. You may have had a part in creating it, and can now help it to grow. Thanks, folks!