“Thread Count” – the five-woman fiber art exhibit – opened at Hartford Fine Art Gallery on January 25, to an enthusiastic group of art lovers, patrons and artists.
The weather forecast didn’t look very great on the morning of. But I refused to let that dampen my spirits. In the morning, when I looked out of the window and saw the rain drops on the leaves, I said a short prayer – “it is well”.
And guess what, it turned out well.
If you’ve read my ongoing series about solo art exhibitions, you know this. Although it takes a lot to plan and execute a solo show (or in this case a five-woman show), your job doesn’t end when your show is hang.
Quite frankly, your job doesn’t even end after the opening reception. Having said that, the artist opening reception is the culmination of all the prior hard work. As a result, you definitely want it to be a success.
So, naturally, I wanted our opening for “Thread Count” to be a success even though, unfortunately, I wasn’t going to be able to attend the event itself.
And successful, it was!!! (Watch the video below)
The initial reviews are in and they are raving reviews. Since I wasn’t able to attend, I was particularly interested in hearing feedback from those who attended. And in some ways, this was good because it gave me a look at what other people thought of the show- purely through their own lens – not in any way colored by my opinions.
I appreciate all of you who attended and shared your feedback.
Whenever you get the chance to see an art exhibit, take the opportunity. Art does us all good. It’s not a luxury exclusive to only certain groups of people in society. It’s a luxury alright. But you my friend, you deserve to be able to enjoy this luxury too. Art shows are not a luxury in terms of cost – most of them are free of charge. It’s a luxury in terms of the benefits you derive from engaging with art.
Some people think they need to “understand” art before they can truly enjoy an art exhibit. Not so!!! You’re not going to be embarrassed at an art exhibit because you don’t speak “art”. No one is going to quiz you. We can all enjoy art and take advantage of its numerous benefits. Whether you’re a creator of art, an art lover, or someone who “knows nothing about art“, you are worthy of having art in your life.
Here are seven (7) reasons you should go see an art exhibit:
- Viewing art will inspire you to create more art and to dream bigger than you thought you were capable of
- Art is therapeutic – it will relax you and help get rid of stress
- It will open your world to different issues, perspectives, and ways of thinking
- By going to see their exhibitions and purchasing their works, you support the artists
- Art exhibits introduce you to a friendly community of creatives and makers
- Viewing art with your family, can be a time of bonding for you and your family
- Your feedback is valuable. It helps the artists grow
I want to share some of the reviews I got from the opening of this art exhibit with you.
Here is an email review
Here are Social Media Reviews About this Art Exhibit
Thanks to all of you who’ve already attended. If you haven’t gone yet, there’s still time to go see this exhibit that people are raving about.
The exhibit is on view at
Hartford Fine Art Gallery
80 Pitkin St,East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 528-1409
On view till March 31, 2020.
To learn more about all five exhibiting artists and their works, check out this post.
So there you have it – 7 reasons you should attend an art exhibit. And if those reasons didn’t convince you, I hope you saw how much joy art brings to people, by reading their reviews above.
Attend an art exhibit, enjoy the benefits of doing so, support the artists, and don’t forget to give them your feedback.
Question: Why do you attend art shows? Have you seen “Thread Count”? What did you think about Thread Count”. Give your feedback below.
PS: Have you been trying for a long time to convince someone to go see art shows? Share this post with them . It may finally change their mind. 🙂