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!