A few weeks ago I had a chance to go down to Charlotte to attend the opening night reception for the 80x80 art show at the Mint Museum Uptown where my piece, Spinal Column of a Kaiju, was featured along with 79 other artists from across the country. The whole evening was amazing! I can't even begin to describe what it feels like to be part of such a major event in such a beautiful museum such as the Mint. The venue is enormous, which allowed the artists to stretch out and share their creations. The range and the diversity of contemporary art was fantastic and being there among the people and getting a chance to describe my work and my process felt pretty surreal.
I was touched that I had a group of supporters come out and show me love, including one of my high school friends who I haven't seen since college, and friends who I only had a chance to interact with on social media came through and I could finally hug them in person. The media reception reserved for the artists and the press before the public opening allowed me to meet all the other exhibiting artists and swap stories with them about their works and their backgrounds.
Today is the last day of the 80x80 exhibit so if you happen to be in Charlotte until then, please be sure to visit the exhibition!