My Natural Impressions Exhibition started on the 7th September 2019 at Toora Village Studio Gallery in Toora, South Gippsland. The exhibition was officially opened by my talented daughter Kitiya Palaskas.
We drove to Toora on Thursday after stopping in Melbourne for last minute business for both the exhibition and our upcoming trip next week. We had a good night's sleep at our beautiful accommodation "Far View" in Venus Bay. Venus Bay is quite a drive away from Toora, but the beautiful drive through the rolling green country was worth the trip.
Setting up was Friday. I was apprehensive with the set-up and hanging all the works. I only saw the gallery once a few years back. With the expert help from the gallery member Sue Gilford the hanging went without a hitch. We got everything hung by Friday evening and before it started to rain. I turned up early next Saturday 7th for last minute arrangements. Toora Gallery members were very friendly and helpful throughout the setting up and the opening event.
|At the gallery front window there is a poster and my name|
proudly displayed on it.
|Sue Gilford added her expert touch on the hanging systems|
|My daughter Kitiya Palaskas giving the opening speech.|
|The local community turned up to give support.|
|Friends from near and far came to give support.|
Some made it a weekend getaway.
|I wore my Alchemy apron made on an India Flint|
|The Toora art community is very strong and|
friendly. Everyone turned up for this event.
|My lovely colleagues travelled from Melbourne. I'm touched.|
|My long time friend Jane was there too. She is a true artist|
|A photo with Sue Gilford at the end of the day. Sue is a talented|
|I called in the next day and met up with more of the gallery's|
|Anne-Marie and I in front of my work. These ladies will be|
looking after my work until the end of exhibition
The exhibition will be on until October 27th. Please call in if you are in the area. My work is done for now, but I was invited to exhibit at Yarram Courthouse Gallery in March 2020 and I accepted!
I totally enjoyed the whole process of preparing for this exhibition. It pushed me to get up and try things that I haven't done before. All those dreams of doing nothing after retirement, it's really not for me!
I'm sorry if I have been off blogging for so long. I know some of you told me that seeing my posts on Instagram is not the same as reading my blog, but I have to admit it's a lot faster posting on Instagram :)
Until next time