My wife Laura and I got to have a pretty cool date night last week.
One of my paintings was selected to be exhibited at the Governor’s Mansion in Lansing, MI and we were honored to be a part of it. The show was curated by Pierre Paul Gallery out of Ann Arbor who partnered with TRA Gallery in Troy where I have some paintings at, and voila! We got to meet Governor Snyder at his house.
Left to right: Laura (wife), Governor Snyder, First Lady, Me.
“Refreshed in Autumn” (2011) – 18 x 24 in. Acrylic.
Above is the painting that was on display. It’s of the Detroit Institute of Arts building. You can watch a video of the making of this painting here: http://youtu.be/YYDJkYQGHQ8
The experience was pretty interesting. There were probably 20 Michigan artists represented there and maybe 75 people in attendance. It was otherwise just like any other art opening, but it was cool to see the mansion. The Governor doesn’t actually live there full time; he lives in Ann Arbor, but I did hear that Governor Granholm did live there full time when she was in office.
Many thanks to TRA and Pierre Paul Gallery for allowing me to be a part of such an awesome occasion.