Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Opening Reception

Last week was busy. I finished a drawing commission for someone on Monday and sent it off to California. Started teaching a new bookbinding class on Tuesday, finished making prints for my art show on Wednesday, taught another class on Thursday, bought some shoes from the thrift store and hung the artwork. On Friday I finished up some little details for my show, then prepared some food and brought everything over for the opening reception. I had been so excited to wear a black and gold silk dress that I've had for a couple years but never worn in public. Like a scene from a bad dream, I changed into my dress at Chop Suey and realized that it was see-through. Not wanting to expose people to my underwear, I biked home and grabbed another dress to change into. So I was a little late to my reception. Friends and aquaintances came in and it was a very laid-back, pleasant night spent talking to friendly people. All in all, a great night - whew!
I made a vegan chocolate gingerbread cake with orange-chocolate frosting, guacamole and cashew dip. Two students from my bookbinding class (a mother and daughter) brought me a fruit and yogurt platter, forks, napkins, and a card! I was amazed at their generosity. In fact, the whole night reminded me how at home I feel in Richmond now. When I had an art show at Gallery 5 in December, I didn't have many friends to invite to the show. This time felt very different.


It's always interesting to hear which are people's favorites. The top three pieces were among my favorites and others pointed them out as well.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wind Bridge - Art Show!

hey, i'm having an art show! it's this Friday at the gallery space in Chop Suey Books in Carytown. I have been hard at work in the printshop making monotype prints, and i've been having so much fun experimenting and seeing what happens. It's a bit last minute as usual, but sometimes that's just the way it goes. The show runs from June 11th - July 5th. For those of you near Richmond, I'm having an opening reception and I'm planning on making a chocolate cake and bringing some crafts to sell as well. But if you can't make it to the reception then it'll a good excuse to stop by the bookstore one lazy afternoon to browse books and see some art. For those of you who haven't visited Chop Suey Books before, it has a great selection of new and used books, and the cute little gallery space is located on the 2nd floor.

Wind Bridge: New Prints by Aijung Kim
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11th 6 - 8 pm
Chop Suey Books
2913 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
Bookstore Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-6, Fri and Sat 10-8, Sun 12-6

ALSO: I still have space in my summer art classes for more students. As I mentioned in my last e-mail, I opened up another section of bookbinding which runs from June 24th - July 29th. You may view more detailed class descriptions and register online here or call the Visual Arts Center at (804) 353-0094. Remember, you must register one week before the class starts, and classes will run with at least 50% enrollment. I suggest you sign up with a friend!