Last night was the night of the artist reception for me and the other artists represented at the 43 Furnace Art Complex for the Akron Art Prize.
There was live music and refreshments in a lively atmosphere that was carried out all throughout the building in the two gallery spaces.
I entered this piece that I drew onto unprimed canvas with charcoal and pastel. It is titled "Monochrome to Kodachrome" and depicts my grandparents toasting to a life captured in color by the South China Sea. The process of honoring my amazing grandparents in this way brought me so much joy!
It was so wonderful to have the support of so many friends who came to the reception and to also enjoy a beautiful, artistic evening in downtown Akron!