Last couple of months I have been quite busy. Gearing up for the Collaborations event on October 5, 2014 and the event itself kept me busy for a while. Here are a few photographs from the hanging of the Ballet Off Stage exhibit at Festival Ballet Providence studios where Jim and Greg did the hanging, I am grateful for their help.Sacred Spaces Large and Small. The prints were ready about 7-8 days before the hanging and sat in one corner in the den. On November 5, Jan and I loaded the car with the prints, took the hanging brackets that Greg had made, brought the exhibit catalogs and headed to the Central Congregational Church. The gallery committee members were ready to put them on the wall and since I had already determined the hanging order the actual work went rather quickly. The next couple of days Jan kept busy making three trays of baklava, plain, chocolate, and orange chocolate; humus from scratch, and a few other goodies for the opening reception on November 7, 2014.
On the day of the reception we carefully stacked the baklava trays, the humus bowl, the crackers, chips, etc. in the car and went to the church. With the help of the gallery committee members the set up went quickly again. Jim Scott, one of the committee members brought his projector and computer so that I could present two video shows I had prepared about the Hagia Sophia experience, inside and out. Guests started coming gradually and around 6:10 PM I made my gallery talk, showed the videos, answered the questions for about 20 minutes or so. By the end of the evening about 55-60 visitors came to see the photographs, and even more importantly, to get their share of Jan’s baklava. Thank you all who were able to join us for the opening of this exhibit and thanks to Jim Scott we have some memories of the opening night (all photographs by Jim Scott):