There is a week between delivering my work to the Minthorne Gallery at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and my actually seeing the exhibit up on the walls. A week for the curator, Sarah Cuevas, to arrange, decide, place. I’ll see the exhibit (“Little Me”) in place next Monday when the curtain goes up on this little dog and pony show. Sarah is keeping in touch though…
and that leaves me with a week to think. What is this “making” thing about? Why the urge for a narrative? What does “making” do to one’s life view? What happens when work made in a small room with one window at the top of the stairs…sees the light?
A recent weekend visit with poet Christine Hemp had us all conversationally pondering these and other questions, and her follow-up letter left me with this thought…”I’m convinced, I think, that the making helps to keep the dark and light in perspective.” This is true for me too. And speaking of “making” here is Christine’s wonderful poem:
and for now the unanswered question is “will these bluebells be gone by week’s end?”
The Minthorne Gallery is located in the Hoover Building at George Fox University, conveniently located off Meridian Street next to a parking lot. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00, no weekend hours. The exhibit “Little Me” opens Monday, May 13th and will be on view until Friday, July 19th. I’ll be in the gallery for sure on Monday the 13th from 11-2, and other times by arrangement.