The opening night for Chromatone went without a hitch and I couldn't be happier. Before I had arrived there were already visitors at the gallery. The mood was fantastic and the presence of other artists was greatly appreciated. Among the crowd were Mindy Andrews, Luba Todorovic, Simon Wroot, Susan Kristofferson, Bob & Connie Pike, and others whose name escapes me at the moment (please forgive me!).
I was greeted with flowers and many wonderful comments as well as inquiries regarding the color, depth, and textures of the work. In fact, many commented on how beautiful the pieces are in person and the photographs do them no justice....perhaps it's my cue for bettering my photography skills...hehehe
Another wonderful surprise was to see a photograph of Chromatone 2222 in the current issue of Routes Magazine. The painting was used as a background for a fashion shoot and the photos are tres chic! I would like to thank Routes for giving the proper credit to my work...THANK YOU! And, in a very a propos fashion, the magazine came out on the same day as my opening...can a girl complain?? No way!
The evening carried on without a single dull moment and sooner rather than later red dots began to appear on the tags...all in all four pieces found a new home on opening night and there are still three weeks for others to enjoy the show and acquire an emotively colorful painting.
So, if you didn't get a chance to attend the opening don't miss the opportunity to experience these works.
61 - 8 Avenue SE
High River, AB
Mali Vargas (a.k.a. Mali Docktor) is an artist living in Calgary. Mali is the current Gallery Chair for the Alberta Society of Artists' South Branch, as well as, Co-Founder and Program Coordinator for Betzalel Arts.