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My First First Thursday

First Thursdays! Last Thursday, after a week of excessively manic studio time, I put up 7 paintings in St Kevin’s Arcade along with 7 other artists.  There were also a number of crafty types and a musical backdrop provided by George FM.  Multitudes of well-dressed and generally lovely people passed through the arcade between 6 and 9pm, taking in the art and the atmosphere.

It was great to take part in such a well-organised and awesome event, and having my work in such a public arena made for pretty amazing exposure. I loved gauging peoples reactions to my paintings from a distance, and also standing by and pretending to be a viewer myself.  Quite a few of my business cards disappeared from their little holder, and while I didn’t sell anything, I’m happy with what I presented and the overall response was rather heartening.  I met some awesome people and made some great new contacts and it seems that I’m not the only person that likes my work.  I can’t wait for the next opportunity!

Thanks to Amber for taking this photo!

If  you want to check out the official First Thursdays website, you can do so here.  Hopefully there should be photos up from the event this week!

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First Thursdays!

How exciting! I have been accepted to be a part of the First Thursdays event for March.  I’ll be showing a few older works (2007!) along with 3 works that I aim to finish in the next week.  That in itself will be a challenge, but it’s so great to have something to work towards so I’m feeling pretty positive about getting them done to a high standard. I’m also hoping to have time to create a few mini pieces and little friends, and everything there will be for sale!

If you’re in Auckland, come along! There will be a vast array of artists, crafty things and performers. I’m also led to believe there is Isaac’s Cider on offer, which is a refreshing beverage I can’t turn down and neither should you!

Details:

First Thursdays, Thursday March 4 2010, 6-9pm

St Kevin’s Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland

www.firstthursdays.co.nz

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