Saturday, October 4, 2008
(Gary Rith and his teaset on display)
The Ithaca Art Trail opening party was last night at State of the Art Gallery. There was brie, there were olives and blue chips and the hoi polloi of Ithaca's art world.
The art trail itself is two open studio weekends, the next two weekends, where thousands of brochures have been passed out with maps and directions for folks to visit artist studios throughout the county. Hopefully those visitors stuff their wallets before they set out and buy loads of pots.
So, the opening party was last night. I had planned to get dressed nicely, maybe even comb my hair, but I was busy making things and I see this picture and realize I look remarkably scruffy. If I didn't have the nametag on, you would think I was some free loader off the streets looking for cocktail snacks.
As it was, many nice people grabbed me and chatted about pottery and piggies, and it was a typical opening, and people always seem to get a kick out of pottery and piggies, esp. when the other artists' pots are overpriced ugly brown vases. Did I just say that?
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 5:50 AM