I was very proud of those hand cut black arrows fastened to our posters to guide patrons to our Mostra (show). This chap doesn't look very interested. Probably not an art lover.
Since our exhibition coincided with Maggio Castiglionese, a month of music and cultural celebrations, we weren't the only show in town by a long shot.
Those who followed the arrows would have found us tucked away in a beautiful old 13th century restored convent in the middle of the Centro Storico (Historic Centre) of town.
The exhibition space is actually the studio where we meet every Wednesday afternoon to paint. Nails would not have been a good idea in these walls, so the paintings were displayed on easels and tables.
Above is our hostess and fellow artist, Miranda who has a very demanding day job, so the fact that she takes the time out each year to mount this show is greatly appreciated.
I showed five paintings, two oils and three watercolours. Amongst all the classical oil paintings, my dead fish was a bit of a show stopper!
And finally some of the artists. Yours Truly in the middle in need of Hair and Makeup.
The whole exercise was a lot of fun and a tremendous challenge for my Italian.
Two Americans who live across the valley read about the show on my blog and made a surprise visit. Thank you Martha & Benjamin.
My artist/writer friend Sally from Sydney happily happened to be visiting too, so all in all it was a wonderful memorable week but as far as art shows go, with such a lot of standing around waiting for someone to show up, I'd rather be painting!