It’s a little over a month since Elaine and I’s gallery show ended, and I thought it was about time I wrote a recap. Based on our guest book, it looks like we had approximately 200 visitors over the month that the show was up. This is just a sampling, but they came from Holland, Carman, Minnedosa, Cypress River, Winnipeg, Brandon, La Riviere, Starbuck, Glenboro, Treherne, St. Alphonse, Mariapolis… and as far away as Minneapolis, MN.
One of the coolest things about our show is that it ended up being one of Holland’s challenges in the Pembina Valley Amazing Race! The Tiger Hills Arts Association gallery created a crossword puzzle out of our show… which apparently was pretty challenging and took about twenty minutes to solve! Around 20 teams went through the gallery that day.
According to the Executive Director (Beth Flemington), the most popular photos were Elaine’s Pale Winter and Sunfire, and my Lakeside Fields. She also said that as visitors went through the gallery, it was amazing to see how different people were attracted to different pieces. They felt a connection to images that had personal meaning for them — be it clouds of dust, silhouettes of equipment, fall trees and colours, or faces they recognized. By the end of the display, she said all of the photos had been singled out by someone.
Here are a few photos taken at the gallery:
Elaine and I have already booked space at the gallery for 2015… we’re looking forward to it as we had a great experience this time around! Thank you Beth for all of your work to showcase our fine art photography. We really appreciated the chance to display our work close to home.