Thank you for coming out to our opening event! It was a fun night and it went way too fast for Kurt and I, we enjoyed our time so much :)
For those of you who were unable to come, we missed you! Here is a brief summary, sorry we were not able to take photos as we had planned (we were talking too much :)
In our opinion, there are a couple things that helped make the event stand out:
1- having a talented group of musicians (brothers Tyler, Curtis and Kyle) play acoustic guitar and sing throughout the event. It was a treat to have them there!
2- serving milk and cookies which was very appropriate for the subject matter (photographing toys) . The cookies came from a bakery in Duluth ( Positively 3rd Street Bakery).
We had some books and postcards for sale and spent our time meeting our guests and interacting with them.
For the event, Kurt and I put together a short video "Making Of Un Petit Monde" that was projected on a screen in an adjacent room. You can view it by clicking on the image below.
Sunday morning was hanging day for us! The 19 pieces are up in the visitor center of Tettegouche State Park. Kurt put together a tiny artist statement to accompany the artwork. He used a couple barn wood frames to create a shadow box and added a few HO scale figures to convey the size of the figurines used in the artwork.
While hanging the artwork, a few visitors inquired about the photographs and Kurt shared stories and techniques. Kurt Mead - who has been our point person at Tettegouche State Park and is in charge of the monthly art exhibits - was very gracious to give us a few hours of his time to help us hang the work.
We are very excited for the opening event on Friday, July 6th from 7pm to 8:30pm!