Artist Friends at “notBIG(3)” Exhibit

The reception Friday, August 14 was an exhilarating experience, yes to see the inspiring art, but also to see my artist friends in person, John Andrew Dixon, Ray PapkaMichelle Hayden, and  Laura Eklund. I was sorry that Leslie Patterson Marx was not able to come from Nashville. It is an international show – six countries are represented, so proportionally  good company to be in. At times the gallery was packed, which is a refreshing sign that there are so many art lovers, art is needed. It was a pleasure to talk to the juror, Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Department Manager, and learn about his criterion for choosing 45 out of 380. Learning about the new direction for Art Connects Mobile Gallery (formerly Art Movement Gallery) now under the helm of Kate Savage made me feel supported by a true arts maven. Here are some photos of these dear ones.

KO'B & Nathan Zamarron with "Talisman for Children" at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO’B & Nathan Zamarron, juror, with “Talisman for Children” at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO'B & John A. Dixon with, Michelle Hayden's "Quiet Emergence" at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO’B & John A. Dixon with, Michelle Hayden’s “Quiet Emergence” at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Greg Orth

John A. Dixon, “Histopia”

John A. Dixon, “Histopia”

KO'B & Ray Papka at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO’B & Ray Papka at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Greg Orth

Ray Papka,"Discovering Poetry"

Ray Papka,”Discovering Poetry”

Michelle Hayden & K'OB, at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

Michelle Hayden & K’OB, at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

Michelle Hayden, "Quiet Emergence"

Michelle Hayden, “Quiet Emergence”

KO'B with Laura Eklund and her "Concentrated Openness" at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO’B with Laura Eklund and her “Concentrated Openness” at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Greg Orth

Laura Eklund, "Concentrated Openness"

Laura Eklund, “Concentrated Openness”

Mary Rezny giving Honorable Mention to Laura Eklund's "Concentrated Openness" at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

Mary Rezny giving Honorable Mention to Laura Eklund’s “Concentrated Openness” at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

KO'B & Kate Savage at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Greg Orth

KO’B & Kate Savage of Art Connects Mobile Gallery at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Greg Orth

Lesley Patteson-Marx, " Rootworker"

Lesley Patteson-Marx, ” Rootworker”

People becoming Art at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

People becoming Art at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

Beautiful Violin Serenade at "notBIG(3)"exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

Beautiful Violin Serenade at “notBIG(3)”exhibit, photo Melissa Hall

The small art images were taken from the gallery site, where you can see them enlarged and also the other artworks.  There are  more photos, taken by the talented Melissa Hall on the exhibit page here. The exhibit will be on view until September 11.

 

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